How do you start a dialogue between the innovators of the avant-garde – who transformed our notions of culture and technology – and the most creative minds of the present – who, perhaps less optimistic, still try to offer perspectives about living, about culture and about our options in the world as humans? One way to approach such a dialogue is through the person and legacy of László Moholy-Nagy. A great Hungarian artist and designer, a major Bauhaus contributor, Moholy-Nagy was at the vanguard of artistic innovation for decades. With revolutionary fervor, he pursued opportunities to rethink life in the 20th century. Does his legacy, along with that of the Bauhaus movement – to which many Hungarians, including Marcell Breuer contributed decisively – offer an invitation to converse with the present? We think it does. And it also helps us reflect upon humanity’s continuous search for innovation and novel perspectives in bettering our everyday existence. Show More

05/10 - 06/18
12 - 7pm @ Alma Gallery
625 W. 27th Street
New York


Abstraction & Experiment in Hungarian Photography
includes 21 modern and contemporary artists. It juxtaposes Moholy-Nagy’s photograms and photo- collages with early examples by György Kepes and Tihamér Gyarmathy (1915-2005), as well as the novel approaches of Dezső Szabó and Balázs Sprenc.

© Misetics Matyas UTOPIA
06/24 - 07/30
12 - 7pm @ Alma Gallery
625 W. 27th street
New York


City, Society, Conflict & Self in Hungarian Photography
The exhibition presents 32 modern and contemporary artists. It includes Moholy-Nagy’s geometric images of city spaces, where the human element is subordinated to formal frameworks. Moholy’s panoptic images shot from bridges find poetic parallels in works by Brassaï as well as the contemporary photographer Gyula Sopronyi.

223 E. 52 nd street,
New York, NY 10024

A “NEW VISION” The significance of László Moholy-Nagy

A “NEW VISION” The significance of László Moholy-Nagy
a discussion with Hattula Moholy-Nagy the artist’s daughter and Karole P.B. Vail curator and organizer of the current exhibition at the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum
moderated by michael szarvasy

9:30 PM
Joe's Pub
@ New York Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003


Bartók Electrified presented in association with KulturfestNY András Párniczky founded Nigun in 2001. The band has experienced rapid and great success, performing at numerous prestigious music festivals, as well as various events all over Europe and the United States.

I 06/28
7:15 PM
85 AVE A,
NEW YORK, NY 10009

Balázs Elemér Group feat Tim Ries

The Balázs Elemér Group, one of the most prominent jazz bands in Hungary, was founded in 2000 by Elemér Balázs; a jazz drummer of international reputation.

National Sawdust
80 N 6th St,
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Closing Event: Modernity X Hungary

Bauhaus as seen by Lukas Ligeti A unique concert featuring compositions by Ligeti that attest to the lasting influence of the Bauhaus movement across art forms.

I 07/21
7:00 PM
Main Hall
@ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10128

László Moholy Nagy: Optical Sound

A standout musical event under the musical directorship of György Kurtág, jr., featuring works by Liget, Eötvös, Pongrácz and other Hungarian composers of the 1960s and '70s.