Gyorgy Kepes (György)

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Monographisch1978Cambridge MA: MIT PressThe MIT Years 1945-77György Kepes978-0-9713244-6-6.Chicago 
Monographisch2015The New York TimesGyorgy Kepes, Wizard of Light and Motion, Comes Back Into FocusAlice Rawsthorn0362-4331New York 
Monographisch1948Paul TheobaldLanguage of Vision. Painting, Photography, Advertising DesignGyorgy KepesChicago 


2015 - 2015
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Ausstellungen

Liverpool, UK
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2015 - 2015
2014 - 2014
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Ausstellungen

Standford / CA, US
This exhibition explores the question of art’s relevance in a scientific age through the work of Hungarian-born American artist, designer, and visual theorist Gyorgy Kepes (1906–2001). Forty-five panels depict what Kepes, associated with Germany’s Bauhaus and Chicago’s New Bauhaus, called the “new landscape” of scientific imagery—microscopic minerals, cellular patterns, and tissue fibers—as well as Kepes’s own experiments with camera-less photographic techniques.
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2014 - 2014
2001
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Gestorben

2001
1967
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Forschung und Lehre

Boston, US
He founded the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he taught until his retirement in 1974.
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1967
1967 - 1968
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Publikationen

Education of Vision, Kepes, Gyorgy, George Braziller Inc., NYC, 1965,
Essays by Rudolf Arnheim, Mirko Basaldella, Julian Beinart, Will Burtin, Anton Ehrenzweig, William J.J. Gordon, Bartlett H. Hayes, Jr., Gerald Holton, Johannes Itten, Tomas Maldonado, Wolfgang Metzger, Robert Preusser, Paul Rand, Robert J. Wolff

1967 - 1968
1937 - 1942
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Wohnorte

Chicago, US
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1937 - 1942
1937 - 1942
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Forschung und Lehre

Chicago, USA
The Nagy connection was to have greater import than Kepes ever dreamed. In 1937, Nagy was invited to establish a New Bauhaus in Chicago and he invited Kepes to join him there to found a light and color department, the first of its kind in the United States.
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1937 - 1942
1930 - 1935
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Wohnorte

Berlin, Deutschland
He moved to Berlin in 1930 at the invitation of a fellow Hungarian, Moholy-Nagy, a charismatic former Bauhaus teacher, who was at the forefront of experimentation with light and moving imagery.
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1930 - 1935
1924 - 1928
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Ausbildung

Budapest, Ungarn
In 1924 he entered Budapest’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied with Istvan Csok Hungary until 1928.
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1924 - 1928
1906
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Geboren

Selyp, Hungary
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1906
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Arbeitsorte / Ateliers

Boston, USA

Born in 1906, Kepes studied painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, but turned to filmmaking after graduation. He moved to Berlin in 1930 at the invitation of a fellow Hungarian, Moholy-Nagy, a charismatic former Bauhaus teacher, who was at the forefront of experimentation with light and moving imagery. He was as much an extrovert as Kepes was an introvert, but they were both so driven and intellectually inquisitive that they forged a dynamic, if occasionally explosive partnership. When Moholy-Nagy fled Nazi Germany in 1935, Kepes followed him, first to Amsterdam, then London and, finally, Chicago, where they founded a new design school, the short-lived New Bauhaus. Kepes left Chicago (and his mentor) in 1943 to teach at Brooklyn College, then published “The Language of Vision,” which set out his theories on the impact of the “new” technologies of photography, cinema and television on visual culture. His Brooklyn students included Saul Bass, who was to create influential title sequences for the films of Stanley Kubrick, Otto Preminger and Martin Scorsese, thereby introducing his teacher’s avant garde ideas to a mass audience.

In 1945, Kepes moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Teaching there, surrounded by scientists and technologists, helped to refine his thinking and his work as an artist. His experiments with scientific imagery are now featured in “The Pleasure of Light,” an exhibition running through Nov. 21 at the Ludwig Museum in Budapest. In 1967, Kepes founded M.I.T.’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies to conduct research in the development of what we now call digital imagery, or (in geek-speak) computational aesthetics. “It has become a model for art and technology programs all over the world,” said Ute Meta Bauer, director of the M.I.T. Program in Art, Culture and Technology. Kepes’s work at M.I.T. had a considerable influence on his colleagues, as well as on future teachers and students. They have included many of the most influential figures in the development of digital images that now fill our computer and phone screens, such as Muriel Cooper, John Maeda, Ben Fry and Casey Reas. His thinking was also introduced beyond M.I.T. by his books.

Rathsthorn, Alice: A Master of Image and Information. New York Times (Online), October 10, 2010. URL http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/arts/11iht-design11.html?_r=0 January 5, 2016

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Kinetic Outdoor Light Mural  photo Kinetic Outdoor Light Mural  1949 Gyorgy Kepes 
Luminous wall for Boston Harbor Bicentennial photo Luminous wall for Boston Harbor Bicentennial 19641965 Gyorgy Kepes 
The Pleasure of Light photo The Pleasure of Light 2010 Gyorgy Kepes