Bauhaus and Photography

September 2020
In the spring just before the big lockdown, we were able to visit a photography exhibition in Dusseldorf called "Bauhaus and Photography - New Visions in Contemporary Art".

Bauhaus is a German school of art that existed from 1919 to 1933. Bauhaus has played not only a key role in the history of design and art of the twentieth century, but also in the development of photography in general. The Forum Düsseldorf showed the work of such classics of photography as Moholy-Nagy Laszlo, along with the works of contemporary photographers.
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Moholy-Nagy is a famous Hungarian artist, theorist of photography and cinematography, a journalist, one of the largest figures in the world avant-garde of the first half of the 20th century and one of the most important representatives of New Vision wave.

At the exhibition, using the latest technology, Forum recreated the 1929 virtual exhibition 'Film un Foto', which was then curated by Moholy-Nagy. He was known for his experimental photographic work, and curated many art and photography galleries.
The exhibition was part of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus program. It raised questions about how Bauhaus innovations contribute to the development of the visual language of photography today? What role does the 1930s avant-garde photography play for contemporary artists?

At the exhibition we could see how today's photographers continue and develop the style of photography of that time. And how contemporary photography, sculpture and video installations come into dialogue with the objective photography of the Bauhaus.
Author Anna Laza
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