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Bauhaus and Photography - On new visions in contemporary art, 7 December 2018 - 10 March 2019


The Staatliche Bauhaus not only played a key role in the history of twentieth-century design and art, but also in photography. The exhibition “Bauhaus and Photography—On New Visions in Contemporary Art” at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf brings together photographs by proponents of this “new vision” with works by contemporary artists. The exhibition is part of the centennial program “100 Years of Bauhaus.”

In what ways do the Bauhaus’ innovations still contribute to the development of photography’s visual language today? What role does avant-garde photography around 1930 play for contemporary artists? The exhibition “Bauhaus and Photography—On New Visions in Contemporary Art” brings together works that represent the new vision of Bauhaus practitioners like László Moholy-Nagy, Erich Consemüller, Walter Peterhans, Marianne Brandt, and Lucia Moholy with contemporary artists including Thomas Ruff, Dominique Teufen, Daniel T Braun, Wolfgang Tillmans, Doug Fogelson, Max de Esteban, Viviane Sassen, Stefanie Seufert, Kris Scholz, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Antje Hanebeck, and Douglas Gordon. Contemporary photographs, sculptures, and video installations enter into dialogue with the objective photography of the Bauhaus decade.

Bauhaus and Photography - On new visions in contemporary art, 7 December 2018 - 10 March 2019
NRW-Forum
Düsseldorf, Germany