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"Queer people have to some extent been erased from Bauhaus history."
The art historian and author Elizabeth Otto adds an important chapter to the history of the Bauhaus: that of the queer creative. Her book "Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics" will be published on 17. September. We talked to her in advance about art in a queer context, gender at the Bauhaus, and the forgotten activist and designer Richard Grune.
Lászlo or Lucia?
The film-maker Susanne Radelhof’s documentary “Die Bauhausfrauen” presents a far-reaching contribution to the theme of gender and the Bauhaus. We spoke to her.
„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.