The Bauhaus was in contact with institutions in many countries, where it encountered similar movements that had arisen independently of it, and that lent the Bauhaus itself strong stimuli. Since March 2018, the international exhibition and research project bauhaus imaginista explores these interconnections. It is realized by the Bauhaus Cooperation, the Goethe-Institut and Haus der Kulturen der Welt together with the curators Marion von Osten (Berlin) and Grant Watson (London) as well as partners in China, Japan, Russia, Brazil and other countries. From March to June 2019 the exhibition chapter bauhaus imaginista: Still Undead will be presented at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin for the Bauhaus centenary year.
bauhaus imaginista is a collaboration between the Bauhaus Cooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar, the Goethe-Institut and Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The research project with its different exhibition stations is taking place for the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus. It will be enhanced with international perspectives of the Goethe-Institutes and tied together as part of 100 Years of Now in Berlin at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. bauhaus imaginista is made possible by funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The German Federal Cultural Foundation is supporting the exhibition in Berlin and the German Foreign Office the stations abroad.
Media partners are 3sat and Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
Partners abroad are the Goethe-Instituts in China, New Delhi, Lagos, Moscow, New York, Rabat, São Paulo, and Tokyo as well as Le Cube – independent art room (Rabat) and other institutions. bauhaus imaginista is realized in collaboration with the China Design Museum (Hangzhou), the Independent Administrative Institution of National Museum of Art / The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow) and SESC São Paulo.