While researching in the Berlin Art Library, the two professors Petra Eisele and Isabel Naegele from Mainz stumbled upon 78 original exhibition panels by the Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy, who had been sleeping in the depot for about 90 years. This rediscovery culminated in the Bauhaus year 2019 in an exhibition and a publication on 'Moholy-Nagy und die Neue Typografie’.
On the occasion of the exhibition “Bauhaus und die Fotografie. Zum Neuen Sehen in der Gegenwartskunst”, which also revives two historical exhibition spaces of the painter, photographer and designer László Moholy-Nagy, the editors Prof. Dr. med. Petra Eisele and Prof. dr. Isabel Naegele discuss the project in the Kunsthalle Darmstadt in a dialogue conversation.
Prof. Dr. Petra Eisele (* 1966) studied art history and German studies at the University of Trier and earned her doctorate at the Berlin University of the Arts for postmodern design development since the sixties. After a research stay at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA, she was appointed Professor of Design History and Design Theory at Mainz University in 2006.
Prof. Dr. Isabel Naegele (* 1962 in Plainfield NJ / USA) first studied and obtained a doctorate in human medicine from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and worked as a doctor. She completed her second degree in Visual Communication at the HfG Offenbach. After working at Intégral Ruedi Baur, Paris, and Studio Dumbar, The Hague, she has held the Chair of Typography and Fundamentals of Design at Mainz University of Applied Sciences since 1999.
Please note: the Event is being held in German.
Event in cooperation with the Institut für Neue Technische Form e. V. (INTeF).
Funded by the Bauhaus heute Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.