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László Moholy-Nagy in Britain: Between the New Vision and the New Bauhaus

1 October 2019 - 1 February 2020


First Floor Gallery, RIBA, London

This display draws on the RIBA’s unique holdings to demonstrate both the range of Moholy-Nagy’s British work and the strong ties that he established with modernist architects in Britain.

László Moholy-Nagy was one of the most innovative artists and thinkers of the first half of the twentieth century. In 1937, following his former Bauhaus colleague Walter Gropius, he emigrated to Britain, where he spent two intense years filled with commissions, collaborations and artistic exchanges, before finally moving to the United States.

This display focuses on a little known period of the artist’s career and includes an extensive selection of his British work, mostly drawn from the RIBA’s own world famous collections and showcasing rarely seen photographs and examples of his graphic design projects.

The content of the display has been curated to complement the RIBA Architecture Gallery exhibition Beyond Bauhaus: Modernism in Britain 1933-1966.

Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections



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