February 10, 2011 - Malmö Konsthall - Walead Beshty and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
February 10, 2011

Walead Beshty and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Left: Walead Beshty, “Three Color Curl (CMY/Four Magnet: Irvine, California, January 1st 2010, Fujicolor Crystal Archive Super Type C, Em. No. 165-021, 01110,” 2010.
Color photographic paper (detail).
Right: László Moholy-Nagy, “Untitled,” 1920.

Walead Beshty and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

WALEAD BESHTY – a diagram of forces
19 February – 1 May 2011

This exhibition with the British artist Walead Beshty (b.1976) presents an overview of ten years of his photographic and sculptural work, recombining old and new pieces within site-specific installations, which turn on questions of the in-between.

Walead Beshty’s works remind us how important it is to appreciate the transitory nature of daily life, especially its gaps, its pauses, and its moments of in-betweenness. This in-between time has always been central to Walead Beshty’s work.

Beshty explores various issues associated with photographic representation, specifically that of transparency, and the resulting works both revisit and complicate early modernist practices. While homages to influential figures such as László Moholy-Nagy can be found in his works. Beshty’s photograms attempt to demystify photography and mine the gaps in its historical narrative; the paper and its folds serve both as an expression of photographic materiality and as an exploration of photography’s technological development.

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Rediscovered Photography

19 February – 1 May 2011

László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) is now considered one of the classic modern artists. In many ways he was a child of his times—the new, modern world that was starting to take shape at the beginning of the 20th century. Society was characterised by a strong belief in the future and a fascination with the life of the new urban environment, with its hectic pulse, technology and industry.

Malmö Konsthall’s exhibition of the works of László Moholy-Nagy presents and showcases his photographic images, films and graphic works. It also includes a series of unpublished photographs from the artist’s travels through Sweden and Finland in 1931, as well as other photographic works that have never been shown before.

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Press preview Thursday February 17 at 11 a.m.
Opening Friday February 18, 5-9 p.m.

T +46 (0)40 346000
S:t Johannesgatan 7
Box 17127
SE-200 10 Malmö

Malmö Konsthall
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