Opening Saturday, December 3rd, from 2PM - 3:45PM
László Moholy-Nagy’s telehor 1-2
book launch, film screenings, panel discussion & performance by András Böröcz held in conjunction with the exhibition Moholy-Nagy: Future Present at the Art Institute of Chicago
Free entry, RSVP through eventbrite by December 1 required due to building access regulations in all cases. RSVP link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/telehor-1-2-book-launch-and-panel-discussion-about-laszlo-moholy-nagy-tickets-29559330754
Kindly make sure to arrive to the event with a photo ID.
Refreshments and snacks will be served during the event
Chicago book launch of the facsimile reprint of László Moholy-Nagy’s feature publication: telehor: the international review new vision, no. 1-2 (Brno, Czechoslovakia:1936) by Lars Müller Publishers with an accompanying volume containing translations in Hungarian, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish, and an essay contribution by the editors, Oliver Botár and Klemens Gruber.
Dr. Oliver A. I. Botár, Professor of Art History, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Prof. Eduardo Kac, Chair of Art and Technology, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Prof. Jan Tichy, Assistant Professor of Photography, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Dr. Matthew S Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Department of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago
Film: Architect’s Congress, by László Moholy-Nagy, 1933.
Performance: once a chicken, always a chicken + paperclips, by András Böröcz. Video by Klara Palotai
Film: Once a Chicken, 2014, by Development Ltd., Winnipeg. (Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, Bob Kotyk, Ryan Simmons), an homage to László Moholy-Nagy.
In 1936 the first and only issue of the magazine telehor (Greek for tele-vision) was released in four languages, as a special edition on and by László Moholy-Nagy. The facsimile reprint of the magazine is accompanied by a commentary volume. The reprint makes the magazine accessible again in terms of its artistic and theoretical-historical dimensions. Particular attention has been paid to the production process. Thus the volume appears spiral-bound, an ultramodern technique in the mid-1930s. The commentary contains an editorial statement that places the magazine, telehor, in the context of the art and media of the 1920s and 1930s and unlocks the position of the artistic avant-garde at the intersection of two epochs. It also contains new translations of the original texts: in Mandarin, Russian, Hungarian and Spanish.
About László Moholy-Nagy
László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) is one of the central figures of the European avant-garde. His move from Budapest through Vienna to Berlin, his call to the Bauhaus in Weimar/Dessau by Gropius in 1923, his flight from the Nazis first to the Netherlands, then to London, and finally to Chicago, where he became director of the “New Bauhaus” and founded the “School of Design”, all these stations set the horizon for his poly-artistic research.
A landmark monographic exhibition, Moholy-Nagy: Future Present is currently on view (until January 3, 2017) at the Art Institute of Chicago. The largest retrospective exhibition of the work of Moholy-Nagy ever mounted, it made its debut at the Guggenheim Museum in New York this past summer, and will be travelling to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the new year. Moholy-Nagy: Future Present highlights the versatility and multiple artistic agendas of a visionary artist and defining figure of the Bauhaus movement and the international avant-garde of the interwar period.