Bauhaus and Photography
On New Visions in Contemporary Art
Corina Gertz, Christoph Schaden und Kris Scholz (Hg.)
With texts by Ute Famulla, Kai-Uwe Hemken, Christoph Schaden uns Kris Scholz
Does the Bauhaus still contribute to further developments in photographic pictorial languages? What role does the avant-garde photography play for contemporary artists today?
At the center of Bauhaus and Photography is the reconstruction of László Moholy-Nagy’s photography-section at the legendary 1929–1930 Werkbund-exhibition Film und Foto (Film and Photo). For the first time, the Neues Sehen (New Vision) of the 1930s as well as contemporary photographs, sculptures, and video installations enter into a seminal dialogue between the factual exhibition situation and virtual reality.
Artists: László Moholy-Nagy, Erich Consemüller, Marianne Brandt, Lucia Moholy, Viviane Sassen, Dominique Teufen, Daniel T Braun, Wolfgang Tillmans, Doug Fogelson, Max de Esteban, Stefanie Seufert, Kris Scholz, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Thomas Ruff, Antje Hanebeck, Douglas Gordon
Book accompanying the exhibitions at NRW Forum Düsseldorf (7.12.2018-10.3.2019), Museum für Fotografie Berlin (12.4.-25.8.2019) and Kunsthalle Darmstadt (29.9.2019 bis 5.1.2020)
2.2019, Kerber Verlag
264 pp, 90 coloured und 50 b/w ills, hardcover
Teaching at the Bauhaus
Within the space of only 14 years, the Bauhaus – founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919 – set the course of modern design. Gropius's pedagogical approach revolutionized the traditional training in art schools.
This publication offers insight into this rich collections of typographical works from the Bauhaus in the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Design in Berlin and illustrates the versatile possibilities and multifaceted handling of this medium at the Bauhaus.
bauhaus imaginista. A School in the World traces the history of the international impact and reception of the Bauhaus’s practices and teachings against the backdrop of major geopolitical transitions of the 20th century. It focuses on the mutual dialog and exchange of the Bauhaus, its students and teachers with non-European modernists in places like India, Japan, China, Russia, Brazil and the United States.