Achim Borchardt-Hume, Albers and Moholy-Nagy Achim's talk explores Josef Albers and László Moholy-Nagy's shared belief in art being not just an aesthetic but an ethical experience. Both detested romantic notions of art as self-expression and instead were concerned with the contribution art and artists could make to the positive development of modern society. Imbued with democratic aspirations, they challenged traditional notions of art as the preserve of a bourgeois elite, and sought a unity of art and life. Further Reading Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From the Bauhaus to the New World, ed. Achim Borchardt-Hume, Tate 2005 Josef Albers: A Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 1988 The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy: 1917-1946, Victor Margolin, Chicago and London 1997. Moholy-Nagy, edited by Krisztina Passuth, London: Thames & Hudson 1985. Bauhaus, Frank Whitford, London: Thames & Hudson 1984.