Re:flex – Contemporary Interpretations of the Bauhaus in Graphic Design

Kassák Lajos Emlékmúzeum
Photo : MOME
Re:flex – Kortárs tervezőgrafikai értelmezések a Bauhaus nyomán

The Bauhaus (1919–1933) was one of the most influential art schools in the 20th century. In the course of its existence over a little more than a decade, it had become an essential factor in the history of both modern design and modern architecture. The Graphic Design Department at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design has devoted the spring semester of its 2019 school year to the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus. The Centenary is significant not only because of László Moholy-Nagy, after whom the university was named, but also due to the progressive pedagogical, design and art-philosophical program of the Bauhaus, which has exercised lasting influence on the university’s professional identity. The purpose of the course was not merely to evoke the past and its stylistic features, but also to formulate contemporary reflections based on the knowledge of a segment of history. The exhibition of the Kassák Museum reveals how a young generation relates to the ever so valid open and experimental approach of the Bauhaus using today’s visual tools in the fields of both traditional media (poster, book, brand identity design) and new digital technologies (web design, sound design). Through a selection of student works, we attempt to capture the ‘Bauhaus spirit’ in present-day digital processes, social initiatives and collaborative practices, therefore, the events accompanying the exhibition devote special attention to the design process.