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The great Centenary in 2019 will be a celebration in true Bauhaus fashion and will be reflected in national and international media.
The Total Dance Theater
A 360° music video for the bauhaus centenary
arte | released at January 17th 2019
Acclaimed choreographer Richard Siegal and cult band Einstürzende Neubauten make the bauhaus dream of “total theatre” a reality in this anniversary year. Fusing body and space together, they deploy virtual reality to transplant Walter Gropius’s and Oskar Schlemmer’s experiments in stagecraft into the digital age.
CNN: A Great Big Story | released at Aug 22nd 2018
Widely known for its architectural prowess, the Bauhaus School’s clean lines also extend into fashion. The minimalist aesthetic has graced the runways of Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander Wang, adorned pop stars like David Bowie and Lady Gaga, and motivated the work of designer Anne Gorke. A native of Bauhaus’ birthplace—Weimar, Germany—Gorke pays homage to her upbringing with each stitch.
Ballet á la Bauhaus
CNN: A Great Big Story | released at Aug 7th 2018
The Bauhaus Movement produced more than just minimalist buildings and furniture; it also gave way to a dance of geometry. In his 1922 “Triadic Ballet,” prodigious artist Oskar Schlemmer stripped away the genre’s archetypally fluid movements and fabrics, placing his dancers in structural yet jovial costumes. Join the Bayerisches Junior Ballet München as they prepare to bring Bauhaus center stage again.
Building for the people
CNN: A Great Big Story | released at July 11th 2018
The Bauhaus Movement, with its clean lines and lack of fuss, has influenced architecture all over the world. But its roots are firmly German. Started at Weimar University in 1919, it later moved to Dessau, about 150 kilometers away. Join us for a two-city tour that includes the very first Bauhaus building and the office of the movement’s founder, architect Walter Gropius.
An Insider's Glimpse of Bauhaus Life
Barbican Centre | released at May 16th 2012
Nicolas Fox Weber, Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, explores day-to-day life at the Bauhaus: the personal relationships, the struggles and even the scandals.
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“And they built that in Gelsenkirchen …”
Architecture and Cultural Institutions in the Ruhr Since 1950
Essen | Exhibition | until 10.1.2021
Ten years after the inauguration of the new Chipperfield building at Museum Folkwang, this exhibition traces the architectural “biographies” of several important cultural institutions of the Ruhr region between 1950 and 2020.
Klee in North Africa
Berlin | Exhibition | until January 10, 2021
Paul Klee went to North Africa twice to study: At the beginning of his artistic career, he went to Tunisia, and as an established artist and teacher at the Bauhaus, to Egypt.
Berlin | Exhibition | until 3.1.2021
The New Municipality of Berlin, also called Greater Berlin, was created one hundred years ago on 1 October 1920. It was a once-in-a-century event! The old Berlin was consolidated with seven cities, 59 rural communities and 27 agricultural estates. The exhibition uses exemplary locations, projects and plans to explore topics that have shaped and changed the metropolis of Berlin.