The Irish premiere screening online of The New Bauhaus, a film about the making of László Moholy-Nagy's Bauhaus-derived school.
The Dock presents this film in association with Austin Ivers' exhibition Threads, curated by Sarah Season and presented by TULCA Festival of Visual Art for Galway 2020. An odyssey through the life and legacy of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, the innovative artist and educator whose pioneering approach to integrating technology into design continues to influence and inspire.
This film will be streamed to your homes via a secure link which will be sent to you on booking your ticket.
In the 1920s, rising artist László Moholy-Nagy taught at the revolutionary Bauhaus school in Weimar, Germany, alongside luminaries like Paul Klee, Josef Albers, Anni Albers, Gunta Stolzl, Wassily Kandinsky, and Marcel Breuer. An upstart within this esteemed group, Moholy established himself as a visionary, and the approach he developed while teaching became the ethos of his work: training artists to live “happier lives in modernity.”
Forced into exile by the Nazis, Moholy moved to Chicago where he found himself inspired by the sense of re-invention in the city. Initially, at the New Bauhaus and ultimately through the Institute of Design, Moholy challenged students to create systemic, human-centered design. Motivated by the challenge of creating within the limitations of the Great Depression and then World War II, Moholy’s embrace of artistic versatility and technological possibility continues to reverberate in the art world today.
”By the end of the movie, you won’t just admire Moholy-Nagy—you’ll want to be just like him.”-Forbes
“His life, legacy, and work remain inspiring, perfect for these times, which can be seen in
the upcoming documentary called The New Bauhaus, directed by Alysa Nahmias.”- Caroline Williamson
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“Viewers can only hope but aspire to the creed by which Moholy-Nagy lived his life.”- Robert Daniels