Bauhaus Centenary Year 2019 gets off to a successful start

Weimar/Berlin, 16 January 2019

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Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Schirmherr des Festivals, beim Auftakt zum Bauhaus-Jubiläum in der Berliner Akademie der Künste.

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The artistic director of the opening festival, Bettina Wagner-Bergelt, has put together a programme that allows for new encounters with the Bauhaus stage in a variety of formats from the outstanding historical legacies of the Bauhaus to today’s avant-garde.

The patron of the festival, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said in his speech: “The legacy of the Bauhaus is not about avoiding the temptation to retrospectively elevate a past modernity to an absolute standard. Instead, we should endeavour to shape a new modernity, with new insights, with the experiences that we have made since then, and with the needs and dreams of the people of today in mind. This is the message sent by Dessau, Weimar and Berlin, and by all those working in the Bauhaus tradition. The best possible life for as many people as possible in a world that should be a home for everyone.”

© Severin Vogl
Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Schirmherr des Festivals, bei seiner Rede zum Auftakt des Bauhaus-Jubiläums in der Berliner Akademie der Künste.
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