International Connections

After moving to Vazovova Street, the School of Arts and Crafts became a somewhat vitrine of modern Slovakia. There were architects, teachers, and inspectors from all-around Europe coming in. Alongside, the well-travelled academic staff and the School’s cooperators endeavoured to invite eminent artistic personalities for lectures and exhibitions. A Hungarian artist, Lászlo Moholy-Nagy, active in the Dessau’s Bauhaus, visited Bratislava in 1931. His five lectures on questions of crafts and art, modern painting, sculpture, photography, and typography were accepted with great success. The School introduced Lászlo Moholy-Nagy’s artworks four years later at an exhibition promoted with a poster and brochure by Zdeněk Rossmann. Shortly after Rossmann started working at the School, he significantly contributed to the arrival of the German typographer and graphic designer, Jan Tschichold. In Bratislava, there were lectures by Ernö Kállai — the Hungarian-native critic working in Berlin (1935), and the Swiss architect and former director of the Bauhaus — Hannes Meyer (1936). The School also had intensive connections with the Viennese School of Applied Arts.

Sonia de Puineuf

After moving to Vazovova Street, the School of Arts and Crafts became a somewhat vitrine of modern Slovakia. There were architects, teachers, and inspectors from all-around Europe coming in. Alongside, the well-travelled academic staff and the School’s cooperators endeavoured to invite eminent artistic personalities for lectures and exhibitions. A Hungarian artist, Lászlo Moholy-Nagy, active in the Dessau’s Bauhaus, visited Bratislava in 1931. His five lectures on questions of crafts and art, modern painting, sculpture, photography, and typography were accepted with great success. The School introduced Lászlo Moholy-Nagy’s artworks four years later at an exhibition promoted with a poster and brochure by Zdeněk Rossmann. Shortly after Rossmann started working at the School, he significantly contributed to the arrival of the German typographer and graphic designer, Jan Tschichold. In Bratislava, there were lectures by Ernö Kállai — the Hungarian-native critic working in Berlin (1935), and the Swiss architect and former director of the Bauhaus — Hannes Meyer (1936). The School also had intensive connections with the Viennese School of Applied Arts.

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Series of Lectures by László Moholy-Nagy at the School

Series of Lectures by László Moholy-Nagy at the School

Hannes Meyer, Soviet Architekture Living Art and Life, 28. 1. 1936

Hannes Meyer, Soviet...

UBS Slovak Art Forum Organising Poster Exhibition by Jan Tschichold

UBS Slovak Art Forum Organising Poster Exhibition by Jan...

Moholy-Nagy. Folding leaflet to the exhibition at the School in Bratislava (cover and back page)

Moholy-Nagy. Folding leaflet to the exhibition at the School...

Moholy-Nagy. Poster to the exhibition at the School ŠUR

Moholy-Nagy. Poster to...

László Moholy-Nagy visiting the School

László Moholy-Nagy visiting the School