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László Moholy-Nagy, From: Ein Lichtspiel Schwarz Weiss Grau, Film,1930 (c) Hattula Moholy-Nagy

László Moholy-Nagy, From Ein Lichtspiel Schwarz Weiss Grau, Film, 1930 (c) Hattula Moholy-Nagy

The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

2208-1, Isshiki, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0111
Tel. +81 46 875 2800




16 April - 10 July 2011

This is the first one-man exhibition in Japan introducing the entirety of the Hungarian-born artist Moholy-Nagy László (1895-1946), who is known as a Constructivist and a teacher at the Bauhaus.

His wide-ranging activities including photography, design, film, kinetic art, and art education were consistently in pursuit of "the new vision" brought about by "artistic use of light and movement"and therefore he is esteemed as a pioneer in media art. The collection belonging to the artist's family, which is being shown in Japan for the first time, forms the core of the approximately 300 works and reference materials gathered from museums in and outside of Japan.

[ Operating schedule of "Light Space Modulator"]
10:00 / 10:30 / 11:00 / 11:30 / 12:00 / 12:30
13:00 / 13:30 / 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30
16:00 / 16:30 / 16:50
Two minutes in each operation.

IGUCHI Toshino, supervisor of the exhibition, professor of Saitama University, talks about Moholy-Nagy.
16 April, 13.00-14.00
No bookings needed, first 80 applicants, free

[Guest Gallery Talk]
MAEDA Fujio, professor emeritus of Keio University, talks in the gallery.
26 June, 15.00-

KANEKO Ryuichi, curator of the Tokyo Metroplitan Museum of Photography, talks in the gallery.
3 July, 15.00-

SATO Tadao (Film critic / President of Japan Academy of Moving Images) talks in the gallery.
9 July, 14.30-

No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket

Christophe Charles plays in visions of Moholy-Nagy.
25 June, 15.00-16.00
HAYAMA/ in the gallery
No bookings needed, for more information, see "News/Events".

Dancer/Choreographer SHIRAI Tsuyoshi performs in the gallery.
2 July, 15.00-16.00
HAYAMA/ in the gallery
No bookings needed, for more information, see "News/Events".

[Gallery Talk]
Exhibition curators will talk about the exhibition in the gallery (Japanese only)
29, April 15.00-
5, May 15.00-
18, June 15.00-
No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket
Meet in the foyer


Monday(except 2 May)

Museum hours

9:30-17:00(the last admission at 16:30)


Adults 1100 yen (1000 yen)
Under 20 and Students 950 yen (850 yen)
65 and over 550 yen
High school students 100 yen

  • 20 or more persons' group are reduction charge in brackets.
  • Students under junior high school age are no charge. Disabled visitors are also no charge.
  • "Family Communication Day" - reduced entry for all family members (except for 65 and over) accompanied by children under 18.