March 3, 2006 - Consulate General of Hungary - New York


An evening of films by and about László Moholy-Nagy

Presented by the Hungarian Consulate (NY)
and the Hungarian Art Foundation (NY)

Photos: Krisztina Vágréti

Ambassador Dr. Gábor Horváth, Consul General of
Hungary in New York, welcoming a select group of
American art professionals, academics and
Hungarian-American intellectuals

Visiting from Hungary, András Bozóki, Minister of
Cultural Heritage,
announcing the renaming of the
Hungarian University of Art and Crafts to
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

After describing the work of the Hungarian Art
Foundation, Michael Szarvasy spoke about the
creative output of László Moholy-Nagy and
his significance in the development of modern art

Hattula Moholy-Nagy introducing three films by her
father and two documentaries about his work

Films presented at the reception:

Marseille Impressions of the old Marseilles Port [Vieux Port]

1929, black/white, silent, 9 minutes


1936, black/white, silent, 16 minutes

Lightplay in Black, White and Gray

1930, black/white, silent, 6 minutes

László Moholy-Nagy:
The Light-Space Modulator

2005, color, silent, 4 minutes

Moholy-Nagy's abstract film of his kinetic sculpture and a documentary film of the recent installation of his Light-Space Modulator at the Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin

A Memory of Moholy-Nagy

1990, color, sound, 15 minutes

An animation about Moholy-Nagy by John Halas

Pro Cultura Hungarica recipient (2005)
Hattula Moholy-Nagy with Dr. Gábor Horváth...

...with Michael Szarvasy...

...and with her husband Roger Schneggenburger

Dr. Gábor Horváth, Donald Black, ifj. Jeles András and
Elizabeth Harsanyi-Black, antique furniture dealer

Marianne Krencsey, President of the Fészek Klub in New York

Michael Szarvasy, Hattula Moholy-Nagy and her son, Daniel Hug,
art dealer from Los Angeles

Elizabeth Harsanyi-Black, András Bozóki and Professor Thomas Nonn, artist

Michael Szarvasy, Hattula Moholy-Nagy and Dr. Gábor Horváth

Tom Semmel art collector, Kalman Mizsei,
U.N. Development Programme and András Bozóki

Dr. Gábor Horváth and Molnár Tamás

Judit Quittner, Vice President of Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
Pro Cultura Hungarica Recipient (2006)

On March 2, 2006 at a Lecture and Award Presentation at Columbia University, Minister András Bozóki presented the Pro Cultura Hungarica, award and decoration to Ms. Judit Quittner - and Roberto McCauslan-Dieppa pianist-composer - for their contribution to the international appreciation of Hungarian classical music on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Béla Bartók.

It is important to note here, that at the same event, Minister András Bozóki and Ambassador Gábor Horváth bestowed the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary to István Deák, Seth Low Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University. He was, for several years, the director of the Institute on East Central Europe at Columbia University. He is the author of books on Hungarian, Austrian, German, and general European history.

The Exhibition


is on view until April 22, 2006 at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, NYC
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 pm

"László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) was a signal figure in the history of Modernist art. His astonishing creativity, which embraced painting, sculpture, graphics, typography, photography, film, stage design, industrial design, and commercial design, was sustained by an uncommon intellect as well as a deep commitment to the social value of art. One of the legendary teachers of the twentieth-century - initially at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau from 1923 to 1928, and later at the New Bauhaus and Institute of Design in Chicago from 1937 to 1946 - he was a prolific and articulate writer whose books and essays had a significant impact on his contemporaries and, in many ways, anticipated artistic developments that began to surface in the 1960s.

The Art Gallery is honored to present this fascinating exhibition, which examines
Moholy-Nagy's early career."                 - Excerpt from the Exhibition Catalogue

Related links:

Moholy-Nagy Foundation

Hungarian Consulate, New York

Hungarian Consulate General NY - gimagine photoreports

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