“László Moholy-Nagy: The Future Present”

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This is the first retrospective in 50 years of this giant of 20th-century modernism. Born in Hungary, Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) became an instructor at the legendary Bauhaus, before his teaching eventually brought him to Chicago. A pioneering painter, photographer, sculptor, filmmaker and designer, Moholy-Nagy was a key innovator in the fields of kinetic sculpture and cameraless photography, and the use of ephemeral materials like light and plastics. He held to the utopian belief that art could change the world by marrying it to technology.

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Event website: http://guggenheim.org

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Being a graphic designer, I was extremely excited when I heard Moholy-Nagy was coming to my favorite gallery in NYC. His legacy from the Bauhaus and beyond can still be seen in design trends today and it was awesome to see this huge range in the flesh. As always with the Guggenheim, the chronological order of the work makes for an even greater understanding by showing his progression in both concept and media throughout his career. I particularly loved seeing his work on plastic as images do not give justice to how these sculptures use light to create multiple dimensions. It's always a great excuse to go to the Guggenheim and enjoy this beautiful building and this was no exception. I highly recommend checking this one out.