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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.
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.
Berlin never sleeps, so there’s plenty to experience at night, with a wealth of activities in September. The city offers a programme with something for everyone: from architecture to film and photography, and from young talents to professional artists. Have you ever followed an electrical orchestra through a city centre, using periscopes to peer over the building-site fences? No? Then welcome to the Spree!
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.
In the Laboratory of Opportunities
Between August 31 and September 8, Berlin will become a Bauhaus laboratory: at the city’s heartbeat, where the metropolis is especially loud, urban and mobile, the festival organisers of the “bauhaus week 2019” will create spaces for lectures, performances, installations, films, radio evenings and parties. The Project Manager Christoph Tempel and his team from Kulturprojekte Berlin present some of the unmissable events.