bauhaus imaginista. A School in the World
Marion von Osten and Grant Watson (Ed.)
bauhaus imaginista. A School in the World traces the history of the international impact and reception of the Bauhaus’s practices and teachings against the backdrop of major geopolitical transitions of the 20th century. It focuses on the mutual dialog and exchange of the Bauhaus, its students and teachers with non-European modernists in places like India, Japan, China, Russia, Brazil and the United States. Following the four large-scale exhibition and project chapters Corresponding With, Learning From, Moving Away and Still Undead and based on a multi-year research project, the volume sweepingly examines the reception history of the Bauhaus and its global impact, which still continues today.
With contributions by Kader Attia, Elissa Auther, Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan, Regina Bittner, Gavin Butt, Helena Čapková, Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, Anshuman Dasgupta, Magdalena Droste, Zvi Efrat, Fabienne Eggelhöfer, Elvira Espejo, Thomas Flierl, Bené Fonteles, Luca Frei, Hilde Heynen, Christian Hiller, Tom Holert, Yoshimasa Kaneko, Ailton Krenak, Eduard Kögel, Susanne Leeb, Mohamed Melehi, Partha Mitter, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Marion von Osten, The Otholith Group, Adrian Rifkin, Daniel Talesnik, Paulo Tavares, Virginia Gardner Troy, Hiromitsu Umemiya, Melissa Venator, Grant Watson and Zoe Zhang.
Available at Haus der Kulturen der Welt and at bookstores
Thames & Hudson, 2019
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.
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