Bauhaus and Photography
On New Visions in Contemporary Art
Corina Gertz, Christoph Schaden und Kris Scholz (Hg.)
With texts by Ute Famulla, Kai-Uwe Hemken, Christoph Schaden uns Kris Scholz
Does the Bauhaus still contribute to further developments in photographic pictorial languages? What role does the avant-garde photography play for contemporary artists today?
At the center of Bauhaus and Photography is the reconstruction of László Moholy-Nagy’s photography-section at the legendary 1929–1930 Werkbund-exhibition Film und Foto (Film and Photo). For the first time, the Neues Sehen (New Vision) of the 1930s as well as contemporary photographs, sculptures, and video installations enter into a seminal dialogue between the factual exhibition situation and virtual reality.
Artists: László Moholy-Nagy, Erich Consemüller, Marianne Brandt, Lucia Moholy, Viviane Sassen, Dominique Teufen, Daniel T Braun, Wolfgang Tillmans, Doug Fogelson, Max de Esteban, Stefanie Seufert, Kris Scholz, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Thomas Ruff, Antje Hanebeck, Douglas Gordon
Book accompanying the exhibitions at NRW Forum Düsseldorf (7.12.2018-10.3.2019), Museum für Fotografie Berlin (12.4.-25.8.2019) and Kunsthalle Darmstadt (29.9.2019 bis 5.1.2020)
2.2019, Kerber Verlag
264 pp, 90 coloured und 50 b/w ills, hardcover
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