Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts Book Launch

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Plug In Editions with Lars Müller Publisher is pleased to announce the launch of Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts from 7-11pm on Thursday, November 27th. The event is free and all are welcome.

In celebration of the launch of the new publication, Plug In ICA is hosting an informal panel discussion, moderated by Oliver Botar, with the Winnipeg artists who participated in the show and whose works are all published in the publication: Lancelot Coar, Ken Gregory, Patrick Harrop, Erika Lincoln, and Freya Olafson.

Title: Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts

Dimensions: 30 X 21.5 cm

Pages:192 pages, with ca. 400 illustrations, most of them in full colour

Design: Lars Müller and Nadine Unterharrer, Design Integral with typography by Lars Müller and Esther Butterworth

Publisher: Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art with Lars Müller Publisher

Finding a way to deal with the flood of digital information and images, the changing relationship between people and technology, and the accompanying tendency toward progressive disembodiment are widely debated topics today. In his art and experimental usage of new media the avant-guarde artist and Bauhaus professor Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) anticipated today’s debates. As early as the 1920s he was convinced that people needed assistance in managing an environment increasingly dominated by technology, overwhelming sensory stimuli, and-Moholy-Nagy’s foresight is nearly prophetic here- the advent of digital culture.

In Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts author Oliver A. I. Botar examines the methods Moholy-Nagy explored in his work with technology, posing the question as to whether he might even be considered a pioneer of the digital. The book introduces younger readers to this groundbreaking figure, underscoring the relevance of Moholy-Nagy’s work for contemporary artists and art making.

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