Opening Tuesday, December 4th, from 6PM - 8:30PM
The final screening in CFA’s four part series organized as part of the Terra Foundation’s ART DESIGN CHICAGO initiative, “Form and Function: The Legacy of the Institute of Design,” provides historical context and a new perspective on the lasting impact of Lászlo Moholy-Nagy’s teachings at the New Bauhaus. Select films include Eastman Kodak Company “Worth How Many Words?” (1968); Experimental and Commercial Films (Mort’s Nomiya Experiments) (1956); Lens Distortion #10 (1972); Edge of a Line (1976); and IIT, a sponsored film that shows scenes of student life at IIT (1960s).
Program Introduction and Post-Screening Discussion: Jan Tichy (Associate Professor, Departments of Photography and Art & Technology, School of the Art Institute of Chicago). This event is FREE and open to the public.
“Designed to be Seen: Art and Function in Chicago Mid-Century Film” is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. “Designed to be Seen” is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
For more information about the series and this screening, please visit CFA’s website here: http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/current-events/designed-to-be-seen-form-and-function-the-legacy-of-the-institute-of-design