Join the Chicago book launch of the facsimilie reprint of László Moholy-Nagy's feature publication telehor: the international review new vision, no. 1–2 (Brno, Czechoslovakia: 1936) by Lars Müller Publishers, with an accompanying volume.
Dr. Oliver A. I. Botár, professor of art history, University of Manitoba
Prof. Eduardo Kac, Chair of Art and Technology Department, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Prof. Jan Tichy, assistant professor of photography, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Dr. Matthew S. Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Department of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago
Film: Architect's Congress, László Moholy-Nagy, 1933
Performance: Paper Clip, András Böröcz, 2016
Film: Once a Chicken, Development Ltd. (Winnipeg: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, Bob Kotyk, Ryan Simmons), 2014
In 1936, the first and only issue of the magazine telehor (Greek for "television") was released in four languages, as a special edition on and by László Moholy-Nagy. This reprint makes the magazine accessible again in terms of its artistic and theoretical-historical dimensions. Particular attention has been paid to the production process, thus the volume appears spiral-bound, an ultramodern technique in the mid-1930s. This fascimilie reprint of the magazine is accompanied by a commentary volume, with an editorial statement by editors Oliver Botár and Klemens Gruber that places telehor in the context of the art and media of the 1920s and 1930s, and unlocks the position of the artistic avant-garde at the intersection of two epochs. It also contains new translations of the original texts in Mandarin, Russian, Hungarian, and Spanish.
Presented in conjunction with Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, open through January 3.
This event takes place at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Art and Technology, at 112 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60603.
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