During the Bauhaus centenary year 2019, the locally developed exhibitions and events will all be united for the first time, expanded and shown in a large overview at Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
bauhaus imaginista tells the transnational story of the Bauhaus for the first time on this scale and brings together an account of its reception in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Following exhibitions, symposia and workshops in Hangzhou, Kyoto and Tokyo, São Paulo, Lagos, Delhi, New York and Moscow in 2018, HKW will show all four chapters of the exhibition and research project. On more than 21,000 square feet, with historic works of art and design, including rare loans and diverse archival materials, as well as commissioned works by Kader Attia, Luca Frei, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, The Otolith Group, Alice Creischer, Doreen Mende, Paulo Tavares and Zvi Efrat, an overall picture of bauhaus imaginista will unfold at HKW.
The education program offers guided tours, an audio guide and workshops as well as the school project Bauhaus Reloaded. Students Design the Future.
A comprehensive catalog will be published in March 2019 by Thames and Hudson.
"bauhaus imaginista Berlin" is realized with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and curated by Marion von Osten and Grant Watson in collaboration with Christian Hiller (Berlin), Gavin Butt (GB) and Mariana Meneses (GB). The German Federal Cultural Foundation is supporting the exhibition in Berlin.
bauhaus imaginista is a collaboration between the Bauhaus Cooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar, the Goethe-Institut and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW). 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.