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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.
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.
Opening: Bauhaus Museum Dessau
The opening of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau on 8 September 2019 is one of the highlights of the centenary. For the very first time the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s unique collection will be displayed in a comprehensive way and at the same time the museum will be established as location for contemporary positions that also connects the Bauhaus Buildings.
Berlin celebrates 100 years of bauhaus
Berlin is celebrating the Bauhaus centenary with countless events throughout the year and the bauhaus week from 31 August to 8 September. With exhibitions, artistic performances, installations, lectures and workshops that invite visitors to participate, the festival carries the innovative design ideas and social visions of the Bauhaus throughout the city.
Unknown woman in tubular steel chair
The queues in front of the Berlinische Galerie will be long from 6 September. The anniversary exhibition “original bauhaus” will enable you to experience another highlight in the Bauhaus year until 21 January 2020. Based on 14 key objects, the exhibition explores the connections between idea and reception. The curator Nina Wiedemeyer gives you a first impression before the exhibition opens.
Glass Skin and Black Box
Roberto González, Anne Hinz, Arnau Sastre, Cecilia Rodriguez and José Zabala are all addenda architects. Together, the five architects are responsible for the building which will provide a new home for the Bauhaus Museum Dessau from 8 September. To begin with, the quintet has formulated ideas for the building’s form and material for you.