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
The New Typography produced a number of important graphic designers in Germany, including Willi Baumeister and Kurt Schwitters. In adverts, posters, book and magazine covers, and letterheads, they aimed to optimise readability and standardise typefaces.
The French painter and writer Albert Gleizes is considered an important representative of Cubism and described himself as the founder of this art movement. Although he was never an official member of the Bauhaus, Gleizes nevertheless dedicated his influential essay on Cubism to the art school.
The Non-objective World
Kasimir Malevich’s treatise on Suprematism was included in the Bauhausbücher series in 1927, as was Piet Mondrian’s reflections on Russian Constructivism in 1925. Like Mondrian, who was never an official member of the Bauhaus, Malevich nevertheless has a close connection to the ideas of the school in terms of content.