The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is dedicating a comprehensive exhibition to the impressive work of the artist, graphic artist and experimental filmmaker Kurt Kranz, who studied at the Dessau Bauhaus from 1930 to 1932. A unique oeuvre of serial works made Kranz, who would have celebrated his onehundreths birthday this year, a pioneer of generative and multiple arts in the 1960s. At the Bauhaus, Kranz had studied with teachers such as László Moholy-Nagy, Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Walter Peterhans and Joost Schmidt. Their experimental teaching had a lasting influence. "Programming Beauty" - the title of this portfolio of 16 large-format panels - is borrowed from Max Bense's book of the same name, in which the philosopher and founder of information-theoretical aesthetics wrote about programmed computer graphics. Max Bense, a friend of Kranz saw in Kranz's work the "pedagogical effect" as an outstanding strategy "i.e. education for the free but conscious selection of means, the actual core of creative action."