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Reconstruction of a Historic Exhibition

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The showcase ‘László Moholy-Nagy and New Typography – Reconstruction of an Exhibition Berlin 1929’ opens at the Kunstbibliothek in Berlin on August 28, 2019 at 19.00.

In 1929, the Kunstbibliothek presented the exhibition ‘Neue Typographie’ (New Typography) at Berlin’s Martin Gropius-Bau. At the heart of the showcase, which offered groundbreaking insights into the future of print design and visual communication, was a room of works by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, titled ‘Wohin geht die typographische Entwicklung’ (Where is Typography Headed?). Ninety years on, this room has been recreated at the Kunstbibliothek exhibition space, where it is open to visitors from August 29 to September 15, 2019.

László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) was one of the great trailblazers of 1920s photography. The Hungarian-born artist pursued a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from sculpture, graphic design and architecture to early experiments with photograms. In 1923, Walter Gropius recruited him to teach at the Bauhaus school of art in Weimar, Germany. When Gropius stepped down from his leadership position in 1928, Moholy-Nagy left the school to open his own studio in Berlin.

‘László Moholy-Nagy and New Typography – Reconstruction of an Exhibition Berlin 1929’ was organised by the Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in cooperation with the Gutenberg Design Lab Institute (University of Mainz).


For further details visit
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Designlabor Gutenberg

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