re:flex. Contemporary Interpretations of the Bauhaus in Graphic Design
The Bauhaus (1919–1933) was one of the most influential art schools and intellectual movements of the 20th century. Following its short existence, it had a fundamental effect on the development of modern design and architecture. Today, the Bauhaus is viewed as a laboratory for modernness, owing to its novel pedagogical principles, its open-mindedness, and its collective initiatives. In 2019, the Graphic Design Department at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design chose the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus as the topic of the spring semester. The university bears not only the name of László Moholy-Nagy, but also the impact of the Bauhaus’s progressive program for education and for art and design philosophy. Beyond recalling the past and its stylistic features, the course also addressed the ways the youngest generation of designers can approach an influential historical phenomenon such as the Bauhaus, be it traditional media (poster, book, or brand design) or current digital technologies (web or audio design). The student works present how young designers interpret and incorporate the “Bauhaus spirit” in digital processes, socially engaged projects, and community-based initiatives.
The exhibition was realised in collaboration with the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.
Sponsored by NKA