Discover the Bauhaus!
nhaften Künstlern bis zu Neu- und Wiederentdeckungen werden Geschichte und Geschichten rund um das Bauhaus lebendig.
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.
Plastics in the Bauhaus: the earthiness of early polymer composites
Conservators at the Bauhaus Dessau do not only handle steel, glass, or concrete, but also plastics such as Triolin. How far are they willing to let plastics show their age? And what does the centenary imply for future conservation work?
Should Architects Dance?
A playfully improvised, “mechanical” theater had already developed in and next to the Bauhaus stage workshop in Weimar, which was formally oriented towards previous Dadaist, Futurist and Constructivist experiments. The peculiarity of these stage experiments, however, was that they were not so much about a renewal of the theater operation as they were about a communal learning of design—applied theater for designers as well about the community design itself.
Benedictine monks, books and Bogler
Paper, ceramics, concrete and glass: these four materials play the leading role in October as you travel through Rhineland-Palatinate to discover the Bauhaus and Modernism there. There are books to read and the Villa Max Gläser to explore in Kaiserslautern. In an old Benedictine monastery, you can not only see the works and heritage of the artist Theodor Bogler, but also hold them in your hands. Two typical Modern buildings await you in Speyer and the vineyards of Kindenheim. Enjoy your tour!
In the Provincial Heartland
Touring exhibitions, once censored documentary films, tubular-steel cantilever chairs and Zollinger roofs: we recommend some October events that will often take you out of the major cities and into the provincial heartland. They offer small, but exquisite exhibitions, guided tours, performances and virtual realities, thereby providing a new perspective on the Bauhaus and Modernity.