Magazine

Here, we publish the latest news and introduce future themes, places, institutions and opinions related to the Grand Tour of Modernism.

Joost Siedhoff / Photo: Roman März
Events

BAU [SPIEL] HAUS

Nuremberg, Neues Museum | Exhibition | 22.3. – 16.6.2019

In 2019, together with the whole of Germany and many international partners, Neues Museum Nuremberg will be celebrating the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar. For a hundred years, the legendary school of design has
been changing the face of our world. Its concepts for education and production, and thus ultimately for remaking the way we live together, remain unsurpassed. A playful approach to teaching was a productive and innovative element of the artistic process at the Bauhaus, and play still leads the way as a strategy in the deep-seated pursuit of artistic expression.

Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Photo: Volker Döhne © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Events

Alternatives for Living

Blueprints for Lange House and Esters House
Krefeld | exhibition | 17.3.2019-26.1.2020

How do we want to live, how can we and must we live , today and in the future? What forms of cohabitation are conceivable? What potentials, hopes and fears are connected to the globalised, mobile, digital society? In conjunction with the yearlong Alternatives for Living project, the Kunstmuseen Krefeld invited 16 international artists, designers and architects to develop alternative forms of domestic living for Haus Lange and Haus Esters.

Events

bauhaus imaginista

Berlin, HKW | Exhibition | 15.3.-10.6.2019

bauhaus imaginista narrates the international histories of the Bauhaus. Since its foundation in 1919, the school was in contact with other avant-garde movements worldwide. bauhaus imaginista proposes a rereading of the Bauhaus as a cosmopolitan project with global resonances.

Construction culture

The White City Center

The White City Center (WCC) was co-founded by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and the German government at a historical and cultural crossroad in the heart of Tel Aviv. The WCC's mission is to actively preserve the heritage of the White City site and the international style, known in Israel as the Bauhaus.

Photo: Barak Brinker

Dessau-Roßlau

Selected three times as a world cultural heritage site in a landscape full of character and poetry – the Dessau-Anhalt-Wittenberg world heritage region is a must-see for everyone – and Dessau-Roßlau town is simply the best place to visit. Over half (8) of the world heritage sites are located in the town itself and trains, buses, roads, fascinating cycle routes and hiking trails are all available for your trip to Wörlitz and Wittenberg.

Photo: Tillmann Franzen, tillmannfranzen.com © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Bauhaus-Museum Weimar

In 2019 when the whole world will be celebrating the founding of the Weimar State Bauhaus 100 years ago the most important date for Weimar and the city’s visitors will be 5 April. On this day the Bauhaus-Museum Weimar will open after a three-year construction period.

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The Grand Tour of Modernism Thuringia

The Bauhaus comes from Thuringia and has left a number of traces in a multitude of locations throughout the state. From here, it went on to conquer the world and, with its functional design, it has continued to make its mark on our living rooms right through to the present day.

Travel

Bauhaus projects around the world

Bauhaus was always a global phenomenon which reverberated around the world. The anniversary programme 100 years of bauhaus accordingly pays tribute to this.

Centre for Documentary Architecture, 2018, Photo: Anna Luise Schubert

Programme

Concerts, installations, puppet and straight theatre, dance and film, workshops and guided tours, games and festivities: The programme offers numerous different events and formats for Bauhaus experts and novices.

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Interviews

Avant-garde in the Lower Rhine region

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is associated with iconic buildings such as the Barcelona Pavilion or the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Less well know however is that from 1927 to 1938 Mies cultivated a close relationship with the city of Krefeld in North-Rhine Westphalia and also made his mark there. We spoke with Christiane Lange, art historian and curator of the Krefeld contribution to the Bauhaus Centenary. Her great-grandfather Hermann Lange commissioned Mies, one of the most eminent architects of the modern era, to build his house in Krefeld in the 1920s.

© VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2016
Construction culture

Kitchen Dreams

The mother of the built-in kitchen, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, would have turned 120 this year. Reason enough to learn more about her Frankfurt kitchen and how it attained such renown.

Photo: 8linden Frankfurter Küche, Christos Vittoratos, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Construction culture

Bauhaus treasure in pine forest

Only 40 kilometres north of Berlin, hidden in a pine forest, lies Hannes Meyers’ impressive construction for the Bundesschule des ADGB (ADBG Trade Union School). The ADBG school shows Bauhaus architecture with a rough charm in an idyllic landscape.

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, photo: Christoph Petras, 2011 | © Handwerkskammer Berlin