After the opening at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf the exhibition «Bauhaus and Photography: On New Visions in Contemporary Art» will be on view at the Museum für Fotografie in Berlin and finally at the Kunsthalle Darmstadt. On the occasion of the centennial program «100 Years of Bauhaus» the curators Prof. Christoph Scholz (Faculty of Design, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt) and Prof. Christoph Schaden (Technische Hochschule Nürnberg GSO) explore how the Bauhaus’ innovations still contribute to the development of photography’s visual language today. The exhibition’s second focus and historical point of departure is the Werkbund exhibition «Film and Photo», which was on view in 1929/30 in the cities of Stuttgart, Berlin, and Zurich, among others. Bauhaus artist László Moholy-Nagy, who was known for his experimental photographic works, curated galleries dedicated to the history and future of photography respectively. A partly physical, partly virtual reconstruction, which has been realized under the direction of Prof. Kai-Uwe Hemken (Kunsthochschule Kassel), enables visitors to experience this part of the historical exhibition.
Funded by the Bauhaus heute Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation