Magazine bauhaus100

What does Bauhaus mean today? Here, we publish the latest news and introduce future themes, places, institutions and opinions related to the Bauhaus.

"It’s striking! You have to hear us – you’ll be thinking of us.”

From the rhythmical noise of the Bauhaus band to the inspiring art of the fugue, to the performances of contemporary composers: Life at the Bauhaus was always accompanied by background music, though it was not even on the curriculum.

Bauhaus-Archive Berlin / Foto: unknown.
Interviews

Bauhaus is a household name in the general public

An Interview with Jean Molitor

Since ten years the photographer Jean Molitor has travelled all over the world to capture modernism’s architectural testimonies for posterity. His archive against decay documents both Bauhaus icons and many unknown treasures. On the occasion of his exhibition in Chemnitz – which includes many regional buildings – we spoke to him about 100 years bauhaus and 10 years bauh1haus.

Jean Molitor

International Modernism

Articles about International Modernism
from the magazine of bauhaus100.com and bauhaus now

One of the distinctive features of the Bauhaus is that it integrated a diverse range of international trends and was required to reinvent itself in consistently new contexts due to its forced relocation. Perhaps the most intensive communication and propagation of the ideas coming from the Bauhaus occurred through the work of former teachers and students both in Germany and internationally and through the maintenance and establishment of new networks.

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Searching for traces: the Bauhaus in Oldenburg?

In the research project “The Bauhaus in Oldenburg – avant-garde in the province, which was launched in 2016, we set out to find traces and to take a closer look at the regional Bauhaus history. The findings show: Oldenburg is a must on the Bauhaus map!

Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg

Crazy about Pictures

Hardly any discipline added to the regular teaching curriculum at a later stage, was as present at the Bauhaus as photography. John Grimes, professor emeritus of the Institute of Design, the New Bauhaus’ follow-on institution, and expert for the development of computer-supported digital imaging, gives an overview of 100 years of enthusiasm for imaging – from Dessau to Chicago, from the darkroom to the Cloud.

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016

Bauhaus in 360°

To mark the Bauhaus centenary, Interactive Media Foundation, a Berlin-based creative foundry, joined forces with Filmtank to develop the project BAUHAUS SPIRIT. Parts of the cross-media project will be on view at the 100 Years of Bauhaus opening festival in January 2019. We talked with Diana Schniedermeier, Director of the Interactive Media Foundation, about the spirit of the Bauhaus in our era of virtual realities.

Artifical Rome / Interactive Media Foundation
Interviews

“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.

Stan Hema

Stereograms of the future

The Bauhaus agents at the opening festival

When the doors of the opening festival open on 16th January 2019, the Bauhaus agent programme will also be present. During the entire festival there will be cinematic project documentations, audio plays and an artistic work on the topic space – stage – movement – light.

bauhaus agenten, Foto: Friederike Holländer

International Modernism: USA

How the Bauhaus became canonical in America as a style – and found its way back to Europe as performance art

We tend to see the influence of the Bauhaus on the USA as a one-way street. In fact, the fertilisation was reciprocal and continues to this day.

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People

Bauhaus love stories

The Bauhaus did not only bring together art and craftsmanship, but also surprisingly many couples. On the occasion of Valentine’s Day we will have a closer look at some of the love stories at the Bauhaus.

Photo: unknown, 1928/29.

Interview with Richard Siegal

The 100 Years Bauhaus opening festival kicks off the nationwide celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Bauhaus. Richard Siegal's work TXTORRENT is part of the programme at the Akademie der Künste.

Luis Alberto Rodriguez

A conversation with Michael Wollny

A conversation with Michael Wollny on the creation process for the music for Bauhaus 100 – and the essence of truly soulful art.

Jörg Steinmetz

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In keeping with its motto ‘Rethink the World’, the Bauhaus Association 2019 will join regional, national and international partners in facilitating a rediscovery of the Bauhaus heritage and its present and future significance.
Here you find books, flyers, booklets and the magazine bauhaus now published by Bauhaus Kooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar.

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