The New Bauhaus

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  • September 16th–20th, 2020
  • Directed by Alysa Nahmias
  • 2019USA85 minutesEnglish

An odyssey through the life and legacy of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, the innovative artist and educator whose pioneering approach to integrating technology into design continues to influence and inspire. 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.’ Following recent retrospectives of Moholy’s work at major museums, this film offers a more accessible and intimate, emotional journey through Moholy’s life and his work as an artist, designer, visionary, and teacher.


Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut.

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