‘Experimental, Multifarious, Transnational and radically Contemporary” the way Bauhaus Association put the Bauhaus centenary programme, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the revolutionary art school.
This school was founded by Walter Gropius in 1919. Having completed commendable 100 years, the Bauhaus art school will be celebrated the world over by different events and exhibitions. The opening festival was held at Berlin’s Akademie der Künste that took the visitors through a creative experimental journey around the legendary Bauhaus stage; and along with world-wide celebration there will be new museums, exhibitions and a modernist trail across Germany, and much more.
Here, we have crafted a list of top 10 exhibitions and happenings that are taking place around the globe to mark centenary celebrations of Bauhaus art school:
1. Frankfurt Modernism (1919-1933)
Where: Museum Angewandte Kunst
When: 19 January – 14 April 2019
The exhibition focuses on the design trends of 1920s in the city that made it a hub for design, focusing on products, fashion, interior to communication design, along with reconstructed trade fair, Frankfurt art school reorientation during that time and the development of urban communities.
© Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
2. Bauhaus and America: Experiments in Light and Movement
Where: Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History, Domplatz 10, 48143 Münster, Germany
When: 9 November 2018 – 10 March 2019
Centring around Bauhaus’ relationship between light and movement, this exhibition also focuses on showcasing works by Americal artists and Bauhaus members encompassing performance art, dance, and experimental film.
Foto- Arieh Sharon, 1962 _ © Klassik Stiftung Weimar_ © Stephan Consemüller (Erich Consemüller)
3. Netherlands – Bauhaus: Pioneers of a New World
Where: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
When: 9 February – 26 May 2019
The design, architecture and art education in Netherlands extensively reflected in the works of Dutch artists, designers and architects. And this is what this exhibition focuses on through a display of 800 different objects encompassing photography, design, architecture, typography, and textiles, along with focusing on Dutch modernism that evolved in Rotterdam between the two world wars.
Marcel Breuer, four side tables, c.1926, nickel-plated metal, painted wood, 60 x 65 x 40 cm (largest). Private Collection, Germany.
4. Josef Rings and Erich Mendelsohn: New building in Germany and Mandatory Palestine
Where: Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv
When: 24 January – 30 March 2019
Supported by an initiative from Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia and German regional organisations through their ‘100 years Bauhaus in the West’ project’, this exhibition focuses on architectural styles of Alte Synagoge Essen and Moses Mendelsohn Zentrum.
5. Bauhaus Imaginista: Still Undead, Berlin
Where: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee Berlin
When: 15 March 2019 – 10 June 2019, Germany
Focusing on the works of Bauhaus alumni Kurt Schwerdtfeger, this exhibit throuws light on his plays which he originally crafted for the institution party in 1922.
Hannes Meyer Skizze in einem Dummy für ein Bauhausbuch, n. D., zwischen 1949 und 1954 gta Archiv _ ETH Zürich © Erben von Hannes Meyer
6. Original Bauhaus, Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung
Where: Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
When: September 2019 – 27 Jan 2020
In cooperation with the Berlinische Galerie, this exhibition focuses on Bauhaus-Archiv’s collection featuring 14 art and design objects, which will go through a full assessment, history exploration and re-examination of Bauhaus legacy.
7. Design for Life – Bauhaus Design in the GDR
Where: Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
When: 7 April 2019 – 5 January 2020
Showcasing everyday items from East Germany era, this exhibit explores the political development relation reflecting their changing attitudes towards the Bauhaus.
8. Printing Arts 1919: The Bauhaus and Its Precursors in the Graphic Arts Industry
Where: Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig, Germany
When: 30 June 2019 – 27 October 2019
This exhibition focuses on the printing industry after the World War-I and how it influenced the modern designs, through a display of magazines, typefaces, posters, books and advertisements.
9. Bauhauswoche Berlin
Where: Throughout Berlin at Various Locations
When: 31 August 2019 – 8 September 2019
Organised by Kulturprojekte Berlin, this festival will be marked by several outdoor events and store-front exhibitions focusing on the Bauhaus’s history and influence towards design.
10. Triennale der Moderne
Where: Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin
When: 26 September – 10 October 2019
The three Bauhaus UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin will give a celebratory glimpse of the art school’s legacy hosting various talks, tours and special events.
Apart from the above list, in honour of the Bauhaus art school, we are also bringing a special exhibition, details of which are given below:
Saul Leiter. David Lynch. Helmut Newton: Nudes
Where: Helmut Newton Stiftung
When: 01 December 2018 - 19 May 2019
Devoted exclusively to nude photography, this exhibition will focus on a creative and distinctive angel to the fashion photography reflecting the abstraction from New York from the 1950s onwards.
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The centenary celebrations will also see addition of museums, reflecting Bauhaus art school legend, to the Germany’s landscape, including new Bauhaus Museum Dessau and re-opening of Bauhaus Museum Weimar.