Magazine

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

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
Travel

triad in the west

The three cities Hagen, Essen and Krefeld are closely linked to one another due to their cultural history before the Bauhaus era. Hagen was the place of activity of the founder of the Folkwang Museum and patron Karl Ernst Osthaus After Osthaus’ premature death in 1921, his art collection was relocated to Essen, while his collection of designs found a new home in Krefeld.

Events

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.

Stan Hema
Events

Triennial of Modernism – Migration of the Material

Under the auspices of Israel’s Ambassador to Germany, the third Triennial of Modernism will take place in October 2019. For the centenary year, the event at all three historical Bauhaus locations will take on a special character. While Weimar and Berlin will focus on the school’s vision and global legacy, Dessau will examine a group of themes revolving around architecture and materials – also with a view to the White City in Tel Aviv.

Photo: Itzhak Kalter Collection
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
Events

Topics that still set off sparks today

Experts from science, art, design and architecture were invited to the Academy of Arts in Berlin to partake in the critical discourse on 100 years of bauhaus at the 27th of September 2018. Selected impressions of a discursive event.

© Catrin Schmitt
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
Construction culture

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.