The Hungarian artist/photographer/researcher/writer Laszlo Moholy-Nagy ranks as one of the key visionaries of the 20th century. A central figure with the Bauhaus in Germany and then founder of the New Bauhaus in Chicago during the Second World War, Moholy-Nagy was a strong supporter of art and technology as factors of social progress. He deeply explored and experimented with the fundamental elements of visual perception—light, color, space, matter, and motion—in what he called “The New Vision” in his groundbreaking writings from the 1920s to the 1940s.
The Moholy-Nagy research studio at Milieux convened in anticipation of the milieuXbauhaus Festival, with the intention of exploring what the political-social-cultural impact of this new vision means today in an era of transforming perception, from artificial intelligence, machine vision, the transformation of space through new means such as XR/VR/AR, sensing and the overall shifts in being generated by new forms of cognitive capitalism.
The group’s aim was to re-evaluate and create a new body of knowledge around Moholy-Nagy’s concepts and categories discussed in The New Vision and Vision in Motion.
The final results of the research studio’s work will be professional displayed at this open house.