Bauhaus Magazine issue 8 – Movement
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Ed.)
With texts by Ross Anders, Regina Bittner, Paul Nolte, Gabi Schillig, Sasha Waltz
bauhaus 8 is given over to the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s annual theme for 2016: Movement. Its focus is on new departures in society, change and speed, migration and mobility as well as art and dynamism, architecture and performance, flights of fancy and locomotor systems. In bauhaus 8 we encounter Kandinsky on a bicycle, Moholy-Nagy’s Vision in Motion, Paul Klee overcoming gravity, Gropius’s writing desk in exile, and Karla Grosch’s programme of physical education at the Bauhaus as well as numerous other protagonists. The annual publication combines historical views with the contemporary positions of designers, artists, acrobats, choreographers, curators, and photographers. In the process it moves from the Bauhaus Building in Dessau to the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam, to the festival stage at the Festspielhaus Hellerau, to Lawn Road Flats in London, and other venues. A collection of essays, interviews, portraits, collages, illustrations, and artistic contributions.
2016, Spector Books, Leipzig
160 pp. with numerous black-white and colour illustrations, paperback
from material to architecture
Published in 1929, From Material to Architecture contains the main features of László Moholy-Nagy’s teaching program at the Bauhaus. With its focus on the preliminary course, this last book of the 14-volumes series explains how students “develop towards practice from day to day.”
House Gropius || Contemporary
The ensemble of Masters’ Houses in Dessau became the epitome of the artists’ colony in the 1920s: this was where the Bauhaus Masters lived next door to one another. With the Bauhaus Residency Programme, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation has made it possible for young, international artists to once again live and work in the Masters’ Houses since 2016.
State Bauhaus in Weimar 1919–1923
In 1919, the state art school in Weimar was reopened under the direction of Walter Gropius, with a radical new teaching approach and under the new name Bauhaus. Four years would pass until the first exhibition, which presented a novel approach to art to an enthusiastic public and spread the school’s ideas throughout the world.