Look at the media
The great Centenary in 2019 will be a celebration in true Bauhaus fashion and will be reflected in national and international media.
Talk about Mies
A look into the work of famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, with The New Yorker architecture critic Phillip Johnson and the organizer and co-organizer of the “Mies in America” and “Mies in Berlin” exhibitions in New York, Phyllis Lambert and Barry Bergdoll.
The Total Dance Theater 360°
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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Rhythmic Gymnastics: Yin-Yang on the Gable
By Hella Kemper
In the garden town of Hellerau, near Dresden, music educator Émile Jaques-Dalcroze raised his ‘rhythmic gymnastics’ to an educative art.
Masters and weavers
In this Bauhaus centenary, one often gets the impression that this laboratory of modernism was a trailblazer for pretty much everything. Its combination of industry, art and craft, its teaching methods, publications, the notion of the Gesamtkunstwerk... And last but not least, a holistic understanding of aesthetics, which many architects still value today as their personal guiding principle.