Moholy-Nagy In Motion

"MA: Musik unde Theater Nummer"
(MA: Music and Theater Issue),
Vol.IX, no.8–9, September 1924
Hattula Moholy-Nagy
  This is the first one-man exhibition in Japan introducing the entirety of the Hungarian-born artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946), who is known as a constructivist and a teacher at the Bauhaus.
  His wide-ranging activities including photography, design, film, kinetic art and art education were consistently in pursuit of "the new vision" brought about by "artistic use of light and movement" and therefore he is esteemed as a pioneer in media art. The collection belonging to the artist's family, which is being shown in Japan for the first time, forms the core of the approximately 300 works and reference materials gathered from museums in and outside of Japan. 3-001
"A 19" (1927) oil on canvas, Hattula Moholy-Nagy

Major works

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to see the Moholy-Nagy's film works, click on a picture above.
(from the Moholy-Nagy Foundation)

1: "The Shooting Gallery" (1925/1973) Photoplastic on Gelatin silver print, Fukuoka Art Museum
2: Title unknown (after 1926) Gelatin silver print (photographic reproduction of a Photogram, enlarged)
  Hattula Moholy-Nagy
  coll. Hattula Moholy-Nagy
3: "How do I keep young and beautiful?" (1920s) Photoplastic on Gelatin silver print, Hattula Moholy-Nagy
4:"Light Space Modulator" (Light Prop for an Electric Stage) [replica] (1922–30/2006)
  Metal, plastics, glass, paint, and wood with electric motor, Harvard Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum
5: "Hattula, Sibyl, Claudia Moholy-Nagy in Lincoln Park, Chicago #2" (1945)
  35mm Kodachrome film/Slide projection, Hattula Moholy-Nagy
6: "Lobsters" Film 1935
※ ©Hattula Moholy-Nagy

Exhibition dates
Wednesday, July 20– Sunday, September 4, 2011
Closed on Mondays

Regular hours
9:30AM-5:00PM (admission until 4:30PM)

Evening hours (every Friday)
9:30AM-8:00PM (admission until 7:30PM)

Organized by
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The Mainichi Shimbun Co., Ltd.

Supported by
Embassy of the Republic of Hungary
Architectural Institute of Japan
Japanese Society for the Science of Design

Sponsored by
Japan Post Service Co., Ltd.
Misawa Homes Co., Ltd.

Cooperated with
The Moholy-Nagy Foundation
Nippon Cargo Airlines

Grants from
Pola Art Foundation

Cooperation in Planning
Art Inter Co., Ltd.

  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 1,300 1,100 1,100
University students 900 700 700
High school students 500 300 300
Junior high school students
and younger
Free Free Free

*Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are
 admitted free of charge.(Please present certificate at the admission.)
*Advance tickets:
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*Advance tickets are available for a limited period only. (5/20-7/19)

Moholy-Nagy Exhibition

Related events
International Symposium: "Moholy-Nagy Reconsidered"
Lecturer & Panelist:
 Passuth Krisztina (Professor Emeritus, Eötvös Loránd University [Budapest])
 Oliver A. I. Boter (Associate Professor, University of Manitoba [Canada])
 Toshino IGUCHI (Professor, Saitama University)
 Akihiko MORISHITA (Media Artist)
 Moderator: Yuko IKEDA (Senior curator)
Date & Time: July 23 (Sat.), 2011 1:00-5:00 PM
(numbered tickets will be distributed at a door 1 hour before starting)
Place: 1F Lecture hall
Fee: Free Admission, maximum capacity 100
Grants from: Pola Art Foundation
in Japanese and English

Lecture: "Walter Benjamin and German Modern Films"
Date & Time: August 19 (Fri.), 2011 5:00-6:30PM
(numbered tickets will be distributed at a door 1 hour before starting)
Place: 1F Lecture hall
Fee: Free Admission, maximum capacity 100
Lecturer: Masaki NAKAMASA (Professor, Kanazawa University)
in Japanese only

Workshop: Photograph Experimentation "Collage→Photogram→??"
Date & Time: August 28 (Sun.), 2011 10:00AM-3:00PM (Including break time)
Place: 1F Lecture hall
Maximum capacity 20, reservation required
*We have reached the quota of applications.
Fee: 1000 JPY
What to bring: a magaine for collage, scissors and a towel
Cooperation: Tokunaga Institute of Photo & Art

  How to apply
  By phone only
  TEL: 075-762-1711 (Education Dept.)
  (Monday through Friday, 10AM-5PM)

Kyoto University of Art and Design, General Open Lecture
Course on Photogram
Date & Time: August 6 (Sat.) and 7 (Sun.), 2011 2 courses
Kyoto University of Art and Design, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
-Contact & Application-
Kyoto University of Art and Design, Uryuyama Extension Center
Phone: (075)791-9124

MoMAK Films @ home [Experimental Films]
Date & Time: August 19 (Fri.), 2011 7:00PM-, 20 (Sat.),2011 2:00PM-
Place: 1F lecture hall
Admission: 500 JPY per screening
Organizers: The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
         The National Films Center
Cooperation: KAWAMURA Kenichiro, TOMITA Mika
(Associate Professors, Ritsumeikan University, College of Image Arts & Sciences)
For further details, click here.

Other Project
Curatorial Studies 05: Photographers in the New Bauhaus
4F Collection Gallery during the Moholy Nagy Exhibition

Publicity materials
Flyer PDF(3.6MB)


Other Museum
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama 2011/4/16(Sat.)- 7/10(Sun.)
Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art       2011/9/17(Sat.)-12/11(Sun.)

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