The New Bauhaus Now Available to Rent or Purchase
By Kristin Gecan
August 2, 2021
The documentary film The New Bauhaus, an account of the life and work of László Moholy-Nagy, founder of IIT Institute of Design (ID), is now available on Apple TV, Google Play, and other streaming services.
ARTnews considers Moholy’s contributions:
Meanwhile, The New York Times calls the film “a good primer” on Moholy, and points out aspects of his visionary thinking that are still very much alive here at ID today:
Moholy brought the Bauhaus from Germany to Chicago more than 80 years ago.
Earlier this year, in a full circle moment, ID announced its partnership with the New European Bauhaus (NEB) to reignite the Bauhaus vision throughout Europe. The ambitious, interdisciplinary NEB initiative will use systems design and participatory processes—ID’s areas of expertise—to reach the Europe Green Deal goal of climate neutrality by 2050.
We think Moholy would be proud.
Read more about the original film release, and discover an interview with Moholy’s daughter, Hattula Moholy-Nagy, and film director Alysia Nahmias. More information about ID’s early history as The New Bauhaus, including a digital exhibit hosted by Google Arts & Culture, is available here.
More information about the film is available at www.thenewbauhaus.com.