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JOYCE TSAI: LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY: PAINTING AFTER PHOTOGRAPHY

Creative Voices DC

September 27, 2018, 6:30 pm

The University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection

Joyce Tsai discusses her book László Moholy-Nagy: Painting after Photographyin conversation with Klaus Ottmann, Deputy Director of Curatorial and Academic Affairs at The Phillips Collection. This provocative book examines crucial philosophical questions László Moholy-Nagy explored in theory and practice throughout his career. Why paint in a photographic age? Why work by hand when technology holds so much promise? The stakes of painting, or not painting, were tied to much larger considerations of the ways art, life, and modernity were linked for Moholy and his avant-garde peers. Joyce Tsai’s close analysis reveals how Moholy’s experience in exile led to his attempt to recuperate painting, not merely as an artistic medium but as the space where the trace of human touch might survive the catastrophes of war. László Moholy-Nagy: Painting after Photography will significantly reshape our view of the artist’s oeuvre, providing a new understanding of cultural modernism and the avant-garde.

http://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2018-09-27-creative-voices-dc

 


WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
DISCUSSIONS IN RUSSIAN ART THEORY AND CRITICISM I

6th Graduate Workshop of the Russian Art & Culture Group

Jacobs University Bremen, Campus Ring 1, 28759 Bremen, Lab 3

Attendance Fee: € 10 Working language: English

The sixth graduate workshop of the Russian Art and Culture Group will focus on main tendencies in Russian art theory of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Therefore, responses to the question What Is to Be Done? (Что делать?) in academic circles as well as by art critics, writers, impresarios, and other members of the Russian intelligentsia shall be explored.

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