László Moholy-Nagy, ‘Raum der Gegenwart (Room of the Present)’, 2009, Art Institute of Chicago
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Raum der Gegenwart (Room of the Present), 2009

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About the work
Exhibition history
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago

Constructed in 2009 from plans and other documentation dated 1930

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2953.

Medium
Installation
Image rights
© 2016 Hattula Moholy-Nagy/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
László Moholy-Nagy
Hungarian, 1895–1946
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A new media innovator and devotee throughout his artistic career, László Moholy-Nagy worked in a staggering array of mediums, including film, typography, sculpture, graphic and stage design, photography, painting, and writing. Moholy-Nagy was a pivotal member of the Bauhaus school, where he authored several influential design books and was a proponent of integrating art and technology. With his photograms, such as Photogram with Eiffel Tower (1925-1929), Moholy-Nagy experimented with the abstract potential of a traditionally documentary medium. The artist’s photography was also distinguished by its abstract qualities achieved through his bold experimentation with perspective. Among Moholy-Nagy’s three-dimensional works, the best known is Light Prop for an Electric Stage (1930), a mechanical sculpture that used light as a material and cast shifting shadows on the walls around it.

László Moholy-Nagy, ‘Raum der Gegenwart (Room of the Present)’, 2009, Art Institute of Chicago
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About the work
Exhibition history
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago

Constructed in 2009 from plans and other documentation dated 1930

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2953.

Medium
Installation
Image rights
© 2016 Hattula Moholy-Nagy/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
László Moholy-Nagy
Hungarian, 1895–1946
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A new media innovator and devotee throughout his artistic career, László Moholy-Nagy worked in a staggering array of mediums, including film, typography, sculpture, graphic and stage design, photography, painting, and writing. Moholy-Nagy was a pivotal member of the Bauhaus school, where he authored several influential design books and was a proponent of integrating art and technology. With his photograms, such as Photogram with Eiffel Tower (1925-1929), Moholy-Nagy experimented with the abstract potential of a traditionally documentary medium. The artist’s photography was also distinguished by its abstract qualities achieved through his bold experimentation with perspective. Among Moholy-Nagy’s three-dimensional works, the best known is Light Prop for an Electric Stage (1930), a mechanical sculpture that used light as a material and cast shifting shadows on the walls around it.

Raum der Gegenwart (Room of the Present), 2009

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