On January 29th the exhibit 'László Moholy-Nagy - The Art of Light' opened at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
. For the first time in the museum's history an iPhone app has been launched alongside the exhibition.
László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) made photography and film the essential ingredient of which was light the leading artistic media of his time. Through photography and film, art suddenly became accessible to all. This democratisation of the arts was entirely consistent with Moholy-Nagys utopian ideas. To him, art was part of an attitude to life, a collective mentality in which art and all other aspects of life merge in a Gesamtkunstwerk (integrated artwork) or, better still, a Gesamtwerk (integrated work), leading to shared progress. He was convinced of arts ability to educate. Art sharpens ones senses, ones view, ones mind and ones observations, he believed.
The App of the current show in the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag tells you more about the exhibits on display now, as well as Moholy-Nagys life and work. The application contains:
The entire audio guide to the exhibition.
Photos to every audio station in the exhibition.
A detailed biography of László Moholy-Nagy with photos from the Bauhaus Archiv, Berlin.
The films Berlin Still Life (1931-32) and Light Play Black-White-Grey (1930) in full length.
Useful information for your trip to the Gemeentemuseum
The app can be downloaded for free from Apple's App Store in both Dutch and English.