Nordic Design. The Response to the Bauhaus
Berlin | Exhibition | till 1.3.2020
The Bröhan-Museum will be holding the exhibition “Nordic Design. The Response to the Bauhaus”, looking at the reaction of the Nordic countries to German functionalism.
The show presents the Scandinavian path to modernism, which involved an intense engagement with the ideas of the Bauhaus. Beginning with the Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto, then moving on to the founder of Swedish functionalism Sven Markelius and the internationally celebrated Danish designers Hans J. Wegner and Arne Jacobsen, the exhibition’s emphasis will be placed on the 1950s and 1960s.
Beside developments specific to each country, childhood, democratic design, and “hygge,” themes common to all four countries, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, will also be present. The exhibition will conclude with futuristic designs by Verner Panton, Eero Aarnio, and Marimekko that marked the final break of the Nordic countries with functionalism.
Marking the centenary of the Bauhaus’s founding, the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung’s exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie is presenting famous, familiar and forgotten Bauhaus originals and recounting the history behind the objects.
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PAULSKIRCHE – A monument under pressure
Frankfurt/Main | Exhibition | till 16.2.2020
In the hope that Frankfurt would become the new German capital, the Paulskirche was rebuilt as a potential seat for the parliament in 1947, having been severely damaged by bombing raids. For this building task of national importance, the „Paulskirche Planning Committee“ created a deliberately sober space that symbolizes the new democratic era.
The exhibition outlines the history of its construction and rebuilding from 1786 to today in parallel with the relevant political and social trends.
The Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt am Main | 16.-20.10.2019
The Frankfurt Book Fair gives reason to summarize the scope and specificity of the publishing activities of German-speaking publishers. More than 100 new publications in German-speaking countries alone, which are dedicated to the Bauhaus and the Modern era, were published in 2018 and 2019.