Moholy-Nagy/Construction of Space and Light (2013-2014)

Dr. Francesca Casadio collected FTIR spectra from Moholy-Nagy's All (1924) at the Guggenheim Museum Conservation Department

Partner: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

In collaboration with the Guggenheim, NU-ACCESS will embark on in-depth study of the materials and techniques used to create collection works by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (American, born Hungary 1895-1946). An innovative and influential Bauhaus artist, Moholy-Nagy’s work spanned a wide range of media; his ideology and aesthetics are  reflected in his unconventional use of industrial support materials and explorations of  light and kinetics through new plastics, paintings and photography. In preparation for an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum , the Art Institute of Chicago and Los Angeles County Museum of Art  in 2016, NU-ACCESS partners with Guggenheim’s conservation department and will research and identify the artist’s materials, in order to better understand material choices and determine appropriate treatments for an exceptional group of works.

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