László Moholy-Nagy (American, born Hungary, 1895-1946) pioneered approaches to abstraction using industrial technology and emphasized art viewing as an intellectual and physical encounter involving more than eyesight alone. A companion to the concurrent Moholy-Nagy retrospective, this exhibition examines the resonance of the artist's experiments and open-mindedness with works in film, photography, painting, and printed matter made from the 1960s to the present.
Amongst those influenced by Moholy-Nagy are Brazillian filmmakers Rivane Neuenschwander (born 1967) and Cao Guimarães (born 1965). The exhibition will feature their collaborative film 'Quarta-feira de Cinzas/Epilogue' (2006) in which a community of ants are documented carting off colorful, sugar-coated confetti discs in a movable feast for the senses.
The exhibition runs from 10 September 2016 until 8 January 2017.
Rivane Neuenschwander at The Art Institute of Chicago.