”Albers was a poet and a moralist“
In occasion of the exhibition “Josef Albers. Interaction” at the Villa Hügel in Essen, we met up with the Albers biographer Charles Darwent. Exclusively for 100 years of bauhaus, the author told us about Albers’ approach to the issue of color and material, his romantic side and why Albers never wanted to be “just” a Bauhausler.
“Bauhaus Is Still Putting Us on the Right Track”
The grand Bauhaus Year 2019 will be inaugurated with a large-scale opening festival in Berlin. For one week, international artists from the fields of dance, theater and music will be devoting their attention to contemporary topics within the context of the Bauhaus’s performative inquiries. Bettina Wagner-Bergelt, the festival’s curator, discusses this multifaceted celebration of a bauhaus now.
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.