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The Bauhaus existed for only 14 years in Germany, but for 100 years its ideas have now been passed on and its products relaunched, imitated and further developed. Marking the centenary of the Bauhaus’s founding, the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung’s exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie is presenting famous, familiar and forgotten Bauhaus originals and recounting the history behind the objects. Around 1,000 exhibits will be on display: art and design from the Bauhaus-Archiv’s collection, exceptional loans from international collections and artistic positions which take a new look at the Bauhaus legacy.
"The treachery of images"
The theatre group NICO AND THE NAVIGATORS is performing at three key locations of Modernity. In Dessau, Berlin and Brussels, it will make the Bauhaus tangible, return forgotten themes to the limelight and question our current approach to digital media. The audience will be given augmented reality glasses and is invited to question the reliability of what they see.
Whether typefaces, furniture, textiles, wallpapers or buildings, the modern culture of everyday life that we take for granted today was forged in Dessau during the 1920s. After the First World War the Bauhauslers sought methods of shaping and designing the new, modern way of living. The Dessau collection is distinctive: its exhibits and objects tell the story of teaching and learning, free design and the development of industrial prototypes, artistic experiment and engagement with the marketplace at the to-date unparalleled school of design.
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