The biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years presents the modern world’s most famous art school. From expressionist beginnings to a pioneering model uniting art and technology, this London exhibition presents the Bauhaus’ utopian vision to change society in the aftermath of the First World War.
László Moholy-Nagy, K VII, 1922 Oil on canvas 45 x 55 inches László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) is a world-famous figure of twentieth-century avant-garde art. As a most versatile artist he had a radically experimental practice in the field of painting, sculpture, photography and film as well as commercial and industrial design and scenography. His visual art together with his theoretical and educational work, his photographs, films and photograms – now synonymous with his name – were [...]
Installation view June 30 – August 20, 2010 Curated by Josiah McElheny Participating Artists: Lyonel Feininger, Walter Gropius, Wenzel Hablik, Walther Klemm, Josiah McElheny, Eileen Quinlan, Heather Rowe, Robert Smithson, Katja Strunz, Bruno Taut This exhibition began with a question: is it possible for a particular aesthetic form or structure to express both abstract concepts and political ideals? A brief, yet formative moment in history suggests that it might be. Just after World War I, [...]
Ishimoto Yasuhiro, Untitled (from the series “Katsura”), 1953-54 Gelatin silver print, printed 1980—81 June 20 – September 12, 2010 Photographer Ishimoto Yasuhiro (born 1921) is one of the most influential figures in post-World War II Japanese photography. Among his most celebrated bodies of work are the photographs he took during 1953 and 1954 of the legendary 17th-century Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto. These images infuse the iconic structure with a modernist Bauhaus aesthetic. Katsura: Picturing [...]
Oskar Schlemmer, Bauhaus Stairway, 1932 Oil on canvas. 63 7/8 x 45 inches Collection The Museum of Modern Art Gift of Philip Johnson November 8, 2009 – January 25, 2010 This survey is MoMA’s first major exhibition since 1938 on the subject of this famous and influential school of avant-garde art. Founded in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, the Bauhaus brought together artists, architects, and designers in an extraordinary conversation about [...]
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, A 19, 1927 Oil on canvas, 80 x 96 cm Courtesy Hattula Moholy-Nagy October 8, 2009 – February 7, 2010 The Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) became known in Germany through his seminal work as a teacher at the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau (1923–1928) under Walter Gropius’s direction. Taking responsibility for the preliminary course and the metal workshop, he decisively informed the Constructivist and social reorientation of the Bauhaus. Interlinking art, [...]