What does Bauhaus mean today? Here, we publish the latest news and introduce future themes, places, institutions and opinions related to the Bauhaus.
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.
“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.
A conversation with Michael Wollny
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.
Critical distance from multiple voices
In 1968, the year of student uprisings and critical appraisal of National Socialism, the retrospective “50 Years of the Bauhaus” was held in Stuttgart. Consequently, the exhibition “50 Years after ‘50 Years of the Bauhaus’ 1968” at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart dealt with a very special Bauhaus.
What exactly was the Bauhaus?
During its almost fourteen years of existence, the Bauhaus revolutionised creative and artistic thinking and work worldwide. The distinguished teachers who worked here included Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Oskar Schlemmer, to name but a few.
International Modernism: France
Simply no flair for aesthetics?
Occasioned by the election of the new French President Emmanuel Macron, we turn our gaze toward France. Were the ground-breaking aesthetic ideas of the Bauhaus appreciated there during its lifetime and, if so, what influence did they have?