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„We must reduce our Expectations of Art“
The exhibition “bauhaus I documenta. Vision and Brand” in the Neue Galerie in Kassel, the documenta archive and the University of Kassel explore the elective affinity of both these cultural brands. We talked to exhibition director Philipp Oswalt, a publicist, architect, critic and, from 2009 until 2014, director of the Foundation Bauhaus Dessau, about the common ground and the differences, the failure and the success and about the instrumentalisation of designers and artists by politics.
“Modernism has Tradition in Thuringia”
During the big anniversary year Bodo Ramelow, Thuringia’s minister-president personally controls the faith of the Bauhaus Association 2019. We interviewed him on the sustainability of the centenary, the museification of the Bauhaus and a preliminary course for politicians.
“We want to create some Chaos”
Jakob Klenke, activist and gymnastics teacher at the Bauhaus is the brainchild of the artist’s group “Jakob K.ollektiv”. With their fictitious figure the young creative artists want to point out the heterogeneity of the Bauhaus and contemporary parallels. In this interview Moritz Frischkorn and Thomas Pearce explain why their fictional character intrudes at the “Hamburger Architektur Sommer” with fitness courses and a costume party.
The Creation of Art as Collaboration
The Potsdamer Tanztage are one of the outstanding international dance festivals in Germany. With “Dancing Future. 100 Years BAUHAUS” it explores the Bauhaus’ influence on modern dance and the performative arts of our time from 14th to 26th May. We spoke to the choreographers Lia Rodrigues and Anne Collod about their works, which they will be presenting in Brandenburg: two interviews, two positions.
„Only our questions and our curiosity will make history relevant for us.“
Ines Weizman works on the interface between past and present: She is Junior Professor of the Theory of Architecture at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and Conference Director of the XIV. International Bauhaus Colloquium. We discussed about the historical context, current research and the confrontation of the Bauhaus with the present.
History Is About Radical Moments
artnet magazine recently voted her the “world’s most active performance curator.” One of her accomplishments is most definitely the founding of the New York Performa Institute, an exceptional undertaking. Her expertise in contemporary art is based on a profound exploration of the modernist stage. We talked to her about 100 years of bauhaus and the upcoming Performa Biennial.