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Avant-garde on a cake platter
Between 1920 and 1930, coffee crockery brought abstract art to the kitchen table. Why have such ceramics disappeared? And why does the art-historical canon reduce Modernity to the purist design principles of the Werkbund and the Bauhaus? The Berlin exhibition “Decoration as Trespass?” at the Museum der Dinge uses spray-decorated ceramics in search of answers.
From an experiment to world cultural heritage
Nothing exists without a context. That is true for the stories we tell each other and also the art and exhibitions that emerge out of them. The current touring exhibition “The whole world a Bauhaus” at the ZKM in Karlsruhe demonstrates how diverse an exhibition can be when it takes the context into account.
Gender at the Bauhaus-Universität
How do art and gender issues influence each other? The Junior Professor Julia Bee investigates answers to that question at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. A conversation on gender and the Bauhaus, gender conflicts in art and right-wing attacks.
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.
From Workshops to Hackerspaces
Replacing classrooms with workshops is one of the Bauhaus’s best-known innovations. A hundred years later, the “workshop” is an indispensable component of all design education. But where are the limits and opportunities of this format, and what role does the realization of collective structures play in the further development of new technologies?
„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.