Bauhaus projects around the world

Centre for Documentary Architecture, 2018, Photo: Anna Luise Schubert

Netherlands | Rotterdam

Boijmans Van Beuningen
Exhibition "Netherlands ⇄ bauhaus – Pioneers of a New World"
(09 February-26 May 2019)

The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is the biggest museum in Rotterdam. The collection focusses on Dutch and European art from the early Middle Ages to the 21st century. The current Bauhaus exhibition is made up of four chapters presenting how Bauhaus was historically linked to the Netherlands. In addition to this exhibition project, Museum Boijmans von Beuningen is also co-ordinating a network of partner projects marking the Bauhaus anniversary  – including the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, Chabot Museum, Van Nelle Factory, TextielMuseum Tilburg and Wall Houses 2.

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Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn
Exhibition"Netherlands ⇄ bauhaus – Pioneers of a New World" in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam

Denmark | Copenhagen

Designmuseum Danmark
Exhibition "The Bauhaus. It’s All Design"
(14 March - 01 December 2019)

Designmuseum Danmark is a contemporary museum for design and art history in the centre of Copenhagen. In 2019, the museum is marking the big Bauhaus jubilee with the exhibition "The Bauhaus. It’s All Design", in co-operation with the Vitra Designmuseum and Kunsthalle Bonn. the exhibition presents rare examples of Bauhaus creations from the fields of design, architecture, art, film and photography. At the same time, it confronts Bauhaus design with the latest debates and trends in design along with the works of contemporary designers, artists and architects. In this way, The Bauhaus #itsalldesign reflects how surprisingly topical the work of this legendary cultural institution remains.

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Bauhaus. It's all design.

Spain | Barcelona

Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Various Events

Fundació Mies van der Rohewas founded in 1983 by Barcelona City Hall to reconstruct the German pavilion designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. Now, in 2019, the Fundació is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the death of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the 90th anniversary of the pavilion and the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus. A range of different events are planned, including a performance of the Triadisches Ballett, film screenings and other programme highlights, in co-operation with the German foreign office and the Goethe Institut.

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Pavilion in Barcelona by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich

Israel | Tel Aviv

White City Center Tel Aviv
Various Exhibitions and Projects

The White City Center is a German-Israeli centre of documentation, conservation, education and expertise in Tel Aviv. It is located in the former Liebling house and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "White City", the world's largest contiguous settlement area designed in the style of classical modernity. To mark the Bauhaus Anniversary in 2019, the White City Center is planning several major projects: the multimedia art project "The Transfer Agreement", in co-operation with the Bauhaus School in Dessau and part of the "Triennale der Moderne 2019; the exhibition "The Matter of Data" and the digital show "The Architecture of Exile", with the Bauhaus-Kooperation and Bauhaus University Weimar, part of the "Triennale der Moderne 2019; a programme of concerts and films entitled "Klingende Utopien" (The Sound of Utopia) in co-operation with the German Federal Jazz Orchestra, and guided tours of the White City entitled "100 Years, 100 Buildings".

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Photo: Barak Brinker
White City Center at Liebling House, Tel Aviv.


bauhaus 100 japan
Various Events

Bauhaus' international influence and reach went all the way to Japan. The bauhaus 100 japan committee is curating and organising the various events planned for Japan in 2019 and 2020 to mark the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus. Plans by the bauhaus 100 japan committee include two major projects: the touring exhibition "Come to Bauhaus!" with stops in five big Japanese cities and the event series "The Bauhaus Constellation", a single brand name under which all kinds of events are being held throughout Japan.

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US | Aspen

bauhaus 100: Aspen
Various Exhibitions and Projects
(from 06 June 2019)

In 1946, the Bauhaus member Herbert Bayer settled in Aspen, Colorado and began working there as an architect and designer of large-scale sculptures and landscapes. The project "Bauhaus 100: Aspen", starting 6 June 2019, investigates this development, orchestrating various events planned for the year 2019 in Aspen, Colorado, to mark the centenary of the foundation of the Bauhaus school. These include a range of exhibitions, workshops, lectures, architectural tours and educational experiences for children and teenagers, all being held in co-operation with local players in Roaring Fork Valley. At the centre of attention are the influence of the Bauhaus school and especially that of Herbert Bayer on the region. "Bauhaus 100: Aspen" is also co-operating with Harvard University, the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Kirkland Museum, all of whom are also planning events to mark the Bauhaus jubilee.

On Thursday, 6 June, from 5 to 10 pm, a ball is being held at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen in the stale of the creative festivals that Bauhaus used to organise. This promises to be an impressive show reflecting different experiences at different times. Costumes are de rigeur.

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US | Chicago

Illinois Institute of Technology
Vairous Exhibitions and Projects

After Bauhaus was closed down in Dessau by the National Socialists in 1933, Chicago became the new centre of Bauhaus. The Illinois Institute of Technology is a public technical university in Chicago. Its academic facilities include the Institute of Design and the College of Architecture – both of which are planning big events for the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus. Plans by the Institute of Technology include a Bauhaus Ball, publications on Bauhaus Futures, a performance by Futura Fractals in autumn 2019, a "Mies Birthday Party", a photography exhibition entitled "Bauhaus Faces & Living the Bauhaus" and a virtual presentation entitled "Virtual Reality Bauhaus".

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