New Bauhaus Chicago. Experiment photography
This richly illustrated volume offers views from both sides of the Atlantic at 80 years of photography from Chicago. At the New Bauhaus and later the Institute of Design, teachers like László Moholy-Nagy and György Kepes – followed by Arthur Siegel, Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind – taught students a free approach to their medium, which would influence generations of photographers.
The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, has marked the beginning of the celebrations for the major Bauhaus jubilee in 2019 by presenting its collection “New Bauhaus Photography”, which is one of a kind in Europe. It portrays the protagonists and institutions which have inspired, created, collected and presented photography to the public since the New Bauhaus’s founding in Chicago in 1937. The broad range of illustrations ranges all the way from abstract photograms and experiments with materials to series based on conceptual and process art. Contemporary works from Chicago complement this portrait and reflect on the Bauhaus idea’s significance for the present.
Featuring works by Harry Callahan, György Kepes, Nathan Lerner, László Moholy-Nagy, Arthur Siegel, Aaron Siskind and many others.
New Bauhaus Chicago. Experiment photography, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin (ed.) 2017.