Lucia Moholy – The Image of Modernity1 October 2022 -- 22 January 2023
Lucia Moholy’s images are seen all around the world to this day – with her photographs of Bauhaus buildings, the photographer and journalist Lucia Moholy (1894–1989) left a lasting mark on the image of the art school. As the wife of László Moholy-Nagy, she lived with him at the Bauhaus and carried out important work for numerous Bauhaus artists as well as for the institution itself in his shadow. She played a crucial role in bringing the school’s artistic ideas and substance to the public.
The exhibition is devoted to the entire oeuvre of the artist: beside documentary photographs of workshop work and portrait series of Bauhaus teachers and friends, photographs of Bauhaus buildings in Dessau constitute the focal aspects of her work. Revolutionary in her approach, Lucia Moholy considered photography and painting to be of equal value; her architectural photographs emerge as constructivist images. Although Lucia Moholy was not employed at the Bauhaus, through her photographs she has contributed significantly to establishing the fame and reputation of the art school. It is the high quality of her photographs, owing much to Moholy’s adept handling of the technical aspects of photography, that enabled a hitherto unprecedented marketing of the Bauhaus idea as a social and, above all, aesthetic movement.
Lucia Moholy continues to be overshadowed by László Moholy-Nagy; in the exhibition, she is presented as an artist in her own right. Particular attention is paid to Lucia Moholy’s time in Berlin.
Curators: Thomas Derda, Dr. Tobias Hoffmann, Fabian Reifferscheidt M.A.
Exhibition design: Katleen Arthen
Sponsored by the LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin as part of the Berlin program for the Triennale der Moderne, 2022, www.triennale-der-moderne.de
Media partners: Wall GmbH, rbb Kultur, Dinamix, tip, Exberliner.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog published by the Wienand Verlag.
Advertising motif: Lucia Moholy, Bauhaus building Dessau by Walter Gropius (architect), workshop facade, 1926, detail, Bauhaus Archive Berlin © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022. Design: Gerwin Schmidt, 2022
Free guided tours
Every Saturday at 3 pm, there is a free guided tour through the exhibition. Registration not required, admission fee not included. The number of participants is limited.
Additional dates: Sun, 2 Oct 2022, 1 pm and 4 pm
Inclusive guided tours in German and in German Sign Language
On every second Saturday of the month at 3 pm, there is a free guided tour in German and in German Sign Language. Registration not required, admission fee not included.
Additional date: Mon, 3 Oct 2022, 3 pm
Sun, 20 Nov, 4 pm. The tour is free. Registration not required, admission fee not included.
There will be a live tour on Instagram @broehan-museum on Thu, 29 Sept, 6 pm.
The open photo studio of the exhibition invites you to join in.
The discovery booklet for children (of 6–12 years) accompanies them on their tour of the exhibition. Free copy available at the museum ticket office.
We offer programs for school classes as part of the exhibition. More info at www.broehan-museum.de/vermittlung
Autumn vacations at the Bröhan-Museum
24.–26.10.2022, from 10 am until 3 pm, for children aged 8–12 years. Booking at www.jugend-im-museum.de
Every third Sunday of the month: Sun, 17 July and 21 August, from 11 am until 12:30 pm each. Limited number of participants. Registration required at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ménage à trois
One of our art experts guides you and one person accompanying you exclusively through the exhibition.
1 h, 55,- € (Tue–Fri), 70,- € (Sat/Sun/Holiday), plus admission. Booking at email@example.com or 030/32690600
After the museum closes, at 6 pm, one of our art experts will guide you and up to 19 persons accompanying you through the exhibition. Price: 200 € (Tue-Fri), 250 € (Sat/Sun/Holiday), booking at firstname.lastname@example.org or 030/32690600