The New Bauhaus: The Life & Legacy of Moholy-Nagy

image from the film The New Bauhaus: The Life & Legacy of Moholy-Nagy

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image from the film THE NEW BAUHAUS

“As the Nazis took over Germany, many of the displaced Bauhaus masters found refuge in the United States. In 1937, László Moholy-Nagy came to Chicago to start the New Bauhaus. The school was far from successful initially, but through its various incarnations, Moholy-Nagy and his New Bauhaus forever transformed design, photography and arts education in America and beyond. In Chicago, The New Bauhaus evolved from its origins at the German Bauhaus into an extraordinary flowering of interdisciplinary design pedagogy premised on the notion that ‘the whole field of contemporary architecture and design must be based upon an indivisible unification of formerly separated and independent fields.’” (Architecture Design Film Festival)

The New Bauhaus was the opening film for the Architecture Design Film Festival in New York in 2019. Featuring fabulous archival footage and interviews with Moholy-Nagy’s descendants, director “Alysa Nahmias designs an aptly stylish documentary on the life, ideas and impact of Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy.” (Chicago Sun Times)


Ithaca Premiere