In his artistic work and experimental use of new media, the avant-gardist and Bauhaus teacher László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) overstepped the boundaries of the conventional view of art. His methods were marked by interdisciplinary approaches, while at the same time fundamentally questioning the traditional perception of art. His approach was thus far ahead of his time and was already raising issues that are still relevant today. Moholy-Nagy’s many-faceted media art as well as works by contemporary artists have an immediate effect on the viewer’s various senses and thus conveys new approaches to art for people either with or without sensory impairments.
The exhibition, curated by Oliver Botar of the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, Canada, has been prepared in collaboration with the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg, Canada, and has received financial support from the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne and Salgo Trust for Education New York.
Contemporary artists included in the exhibition:
Eduardo Aquino; Naomi Clare Crellin; Lancelot Coar und Patrick Harrop; Olafur Eliasson; Ken Gregory; Gottfried Jäger und Karl Martin Holzhäuser; Eduardo Kac; Erika Lincoln; Guy Maddin; Bernie Miller; Javier Navarro; Freya Olafson; Floris Neusüss und Renate Heyne; Peter Yeadon; et al.