The New Bauhaus: The Life and Legacy of László Moholy-Nagy (Film and Discussion)
While many are familiar with the ties that link the German Bauhaus movement to Aspen, an award-winning documentary film sheds light on how the Bauhaus flourished in other parts of the United States. Released during the pandemic and screened at multiple festivals over the past two years, The New Bauhaus is a poetic, moving drama that traces the fascinating story of Bayer’s colleague, Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy — who taught at the German Bauhaus before arriving in the United States in the late 1930s. In addition to tracing the artist's commitment to photography, film, and other new media of the early 20th century, the film explores how Aspen Institute founder Walter Paepcke supported Moholy-Nagy's efforts to establish a New Bauhaus in Chicago in the 1930s and 1940s.
- 2022 Festival