Moholy-Nagy 125 - Light of future

László Moholy-Nagy, the outstanding intellectual and technical innovator and world-famous Hungarian artist was born 125 years ago, on 20 July 1895. His life-work is internationally known, his works are auctioned at record prices and have been exhibited recently in the biggest museums in London, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. But few are aware of the fact that this decisive, experimental, innovative creator of the 20th century was Hungarian.
On the occasion of the anniversary, the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME) made an unusual audiovisual campaign, which was presented on 20 July, on László Moholy-Nagy's birthday by Hungarian media service providers, online platforms and foreign Hungarian institutes.
The university paid tribute to the timeless validity of Moholy-Nagy's ideas by releasing an audiovisual package online on 20 July together with the „Moholy-Nagy 125" report film, by „Moholymotion" a 125-second animation, dozens of interviews and video messages as well as an interactive website (moholy-nagy.mome.hu).
The initiative features such prominent figures of Hungarian art and cultural life as art historian Krisztina Passuth, artist Dóra Maurer, Julia Fabényi, director of the Ludwig Museum, architect Zsófia Csomay, József Fülöp, rector of MOME, István Orosz, graphic designer, a member of HAA or Károly Gerendai, cultural manager. In addition to members of the Moholy-Nagy family, renowned professionals from the international art world contributed to the commemoration such as Karole P. B. Vail, director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and Annemarie Jaeggi, director of the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin.


The Urania National Film Theater in Budapest was hosting the film premiere screening at the opening night to the series of events on 16 July. The film produced by MOME was accompanied by the Hungarian premiere of „The New Bauhaus", an American documentary about László Moholy-Nagy.
The online commemoration on 20 July is going to be followed in the autumn by further events on MOME's new, world-class campus opened last September.
The commemorative series was created in cooperation with MOME, HAA, the National Film Institute, the National Office of Intellectual Property, and the Urania National Film Theater.
 
Concept by/Producer József Fülöp, Tamás Kollarik
Producer: Zsuzsanna Vincze
Co-producer: Tamás Gergely Kucsera
Creative producer: Viktória Szabó
Line producer: Györgyi Falvai, Dóra Csányi
Communication: MOME Brand Office
Finance: Mónika Mayer, Andrea Nagy
Film staff: Annamária Maronics, Kristóf Pajor, Krstan Petrucz, Barbara Keserű, Dániel Firnigel
Animation: Melinda Kádár, Bori Mákó, Lili Korcsok, Éva Darabos
Music: József Iszlai, SIX & Forteba / Embliss Records
Layout, microsite: Balázs Vargha and Gábor Réthi

July 28, 2020