András Szántó moderates the talk with executive producer Marquise Stillwell; producer/cinematographer Petter Ringbom; and co-producer Ashley Lukasik

Exterior of The New Bauhaus School of Design in Chicago, 1938.

The Parrish Art Museum presents an outdoor screening of The New Bauhaus (2019, 85 minutes, Director/Producer Alysa Nahmias), a documentary that illuminates the artist László Moholy-Nagy’s founding of the Chicago art institution that championed modern design, on Friday, September 25. At 6:30 pm, András Szántó will moderate a conversation with the film’s producers, followed by the screening at 7:15 pm. Admission for onsite guests is $20 (general public) and $10 (Parrish Members) which includes the live-stream talk and film screening. Those tuning in remotely may watch the conversation online at no charge; and may purchase tickets to stream the film online at $12 (general public), and $10 (Parrish Members).

“Moholy-Nagy’s story as a visionary immigrant who was ahead of his time is relevant to the times we live in today, as is the evolution of the Bauhaus during the industrial revolution which runs parallel to today’s digital revolution,” said Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects. 

In 1937, László Moholy-Nagy went to Chicago to start the New Bauhaus—an art institute that aimed to pioneer the development and dissemination of modern design. The artist, who believed that design was “not a profession but an attitude,” brought together art and design students—something unheard of at the time—and challenged them to look at the world differently. The film’s narrative weaves original interviews with archival footage, voiceover, and stylized filming featuring Hans-Ulrich Obrist. The result is a new perspective view of a man who was ahead of his time and is increasingly relevant in today’s contemporary art and design discourses. Following recent retrospectives of Moholy-Nagy’s work at major museums, this film offers a more accessible and intimate, emotional journey through his life and his work as an artist, designer, visionary, and teacher.

In the live stream conversation before the film, András Szántó (author/cultural strategist/and Art Basel Conversations host) will moderate a panel with the film’s executive producer Marquise Stillwell, producer/cinematographer/designer/animator Petter Ringbom, and co-producer Ashley Lukasik (bios follow).


Friday, September 25, 6:30 PM

OUTDOOR FILM & TALK: The New Bauhaus

2019, Documentary, 85 minutes

Director / Producer: Alysa Nahmias

Entrance opens at 6:30 pm. Conversation begins at 6:30 pm, screening at approximately 7:15 pm.

ONSITE: $20 | $10 Parrish Members

Free for Students and Children

REMOTE ACCESS: Free access to live-stream talk; $12| $10 Parrish Members fee to stream the film online from September 23 through 30.



Marquise Stillwell—executive producer for The New Bauhaus, Shield and Spear, Unspoken, and a number of short films—passionate about bringing diverse cultures and positive change to his many philanthropic and creative activities. He serves as a board member for the Lowline Underground Park, Stae, Artmatr, Urban Ocean Lab, and Pioneer Works; and is a member of the High Line Advisory Committee. He is founder of design consultancy Openbox, founding partner of Deem Journal, focused on design and social practice, and Opendox, the production company behind The New Bauhaus.


Producer, Cinematographer, and Designer/Animator Petter Ringbom’s debut feature documentary, The Russian Winter, followed musician John Forté’s Russian odyssey after release from prison;Shield and Spear examined freedom of expression in South Africa. Ringbom’s films have screened at Tribeca, IDFA, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Moscow International Film Festival, Miami Art Basel, and the Hammer Museum. He has been a Film Independent Fellow, a Gotland Film Lab Resident at the Ingmar Bergman Estate, and a Berlinale Talent. He’s currently directing a hybrid documentary about the self-taught artist, Nellie Mae Rowe. He runs Opendox with Marquise Stillwell.


Ashley Lukasik is the Co-producer of The New Bauhaus, a project she launched during the several years she spent at IIT Institute of Design connecting human-centered design and pedagogy with emerging technology, business, and culture. As Founder and CEO of Murmur Ring, she produces multimedia content and experiential programs for corporate and civic leaders around the world.

Writer and researcher in the arts, media, cultural policy, and philanthropy, András Szántó, Ph.D., provides strategic counsel to museums, cultural organizations, and other clients worldwide in the conceptualization and implementation of cultural initiatives. Clients have included The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Sculpture Center, Pioneer Works, MSU Broad Museum. A strategic advisor to Art Basel and a moderator of Art Basel Conversations series, Szántó has taught art business and marketing at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art and served as director of the National Arts Journalism Program and the NEA Arts Journalism Institute, both at Columbia University.


Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor: Bank of America

Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

The Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.


 Parrish Art Museum

Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.


Parrish Art Museum construction photography © Jeff Heatley.


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