Understand the Bauhaus!
An Idea Meets Creative Production
Hardly any institution is so strongly connected to eastern Germany as the Bauhaus. Thuringia , Saxony -Anhalt and Berlin form the geographical backbone of the legendary institution. The fact that without the southern part of the republic, it would not have had some important protagonists and works that made it famous around the world is the theme of an exhibition at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. Printed graphics by the Weimar Bauhaus address the question of the artistic roots of Modernity.
This one school, it's still resonating
Has the Bauhaus left behind a trail of light, like the task of the foundation-course exercise at the university in Weimar? We asked eight friends, critics, organisers and participants of the Bauhaus centenary to provide a brief summary.
Practising means gathering experiences
The editors and designer working on the “original bauhaus übungsbuch“ also gathered their own experiences: Nina Wiedemeyer, Friederike Holländer and Sarah Lamparter. We asked the trio three questions.
Leave Behind a Trail of Light!
One of the foundation-course exercises at the Bauhaus Dessau was to “Leave behind a trail of light”. We pick up the thought as a way of asking friends, critics, responsible organisers and participants of the Bauhaus centenary celebrations for a brief summary. Eight perspectives on a nationwide celebration of Modernity, defined by festivals, dialogue, a call for responsibility and new perspectives.
Utopia and disappointment
The keynote lecture by Prof. em. Dr. Lucian Hölscher was a highlight of this year’s “Weimar Controversies”. The former teacher at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum impressed with his profound and entertaining thoughts on “Utopia and disappointment. 100 years of the Bauhaus”. Reason enough for us to publish his lecture.