László Moholy-Nagy,Untitled, 1926
|The first American comprehensive retrospective of the work of László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946). Moholy-Nagy: Future Present is exhibited by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
This exhibition reveals Moholy-Nagy as a utopian modernist who believed that art could work hand in hand with technology for the betterment of humanity and as a vehicle for social transformation. Moholy-Nagy: Future Present represents the opportunity to examine the full career of this pioneering talent. After his discharge from the army, he abandoned primary studies to become an artist.
Throughout his career he was in influenced by different movements including Dadaism, Russian Constructivism and the Bauhaus, but Lucia Schulz, whom he married in 1921, was the one who introduced him to photography.
Moholy- Nagy’s radical innovations and experimentations included camera-less photography; the use of industrial materials in painting and sculpture; researching with light, transparency, and movement; working at the forefront of abstraction; and moving fluidly between the fine and applied arts.