Sunday, May 5, 2019

INTERNATIONAL STYLE: From Boston to Berlin, Weimar to the Netherlands, Bauhaus beckons

Paul Klee, Hot Pursuit

2019 is a huge year for Bauhaus enthusiasts, with special
exhibitions and events being held all over the world in 
celebration of the 100th birthday of the International Style.

Form follows function:
Bauhaus design expressed itself through minimalism, emphasizing functionality and true materials over decoration and "frippery." Influenced by 
movements such as Modernism and De Stijl, Bauhaus 
artists favored linear and geometrical forms, while floral 
or curvilinear shapes (such as those found in Art Nouveau) 
were avoided. Only line, shape and colors mattered.

The Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung (Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design) in Berlin houses the world’s largest collection devoted to 
Bauhaus history. This building is a late work of Walter Gropius, 
the designer who left his entire personal archive to the museum.  

The design archive remains the foundation and core of the museum's
extensive collection. It contains technical drawings, photographs and works 
from all genres, including many classics – such as the table lamp by 
Wilhelm Wagenfeld, the tea infuser by Marianne Brandt and the 
 iconic tubular steel armchair by Marcel Breuer.

Marcel Breuer armchair





MT8 Lamp by William Wagenfeld and Carl Jakob Jucker




Tea infuser - Marian Brandt (1924)  Silver and ebony 





  For a compendium of "BAUHAUS 100" activities around the world in 2019, continue scrolling down here. Short synopses are courtesy of Dezeen online magazine.



An impressive Bauhaus mini-replica on wheels will travel around the world!

It will host workshops and exhibitions exploring the Bauhaus legacy.

~ oOo~

Dezeen Bauhaus events guide 2019

Bauhaus: Pioneers of a New World
9 February – 26 May 2019
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpark 18, 3015 CX 

Rotterdam, Netherlands
This wide-ranging retrospective will feature over 60 artists, designers, architects from the Netherlands, all of whom were involved with the Bauhaus 
between 1919 and 1933.

Bauhaus Imaginista: Still Undead, Berlin
15 March 2019 – 10 June 2019
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, Germany

This exhibition looks to the immaterial and performative nature of Bauhaus alumni Kurt Schwerdtfeger's reflecting light plays, which were originally produced for an institution party in 1922.

Bauhaus events guide
Photography is by T Frenzen
Henry van de Velde: Pioneer of the Bauhaus on the crossroads of modernism
15 March 2019 – 15 January 2020
House Schulenburg Gera, Str des Friedens 120, 07548 Gera, Germany
This exhibition will explore the life and work of modernist architect and artist Henry van de Velde, centred around the Haus Schulenburg – a building he created as a holistic artwork. It will also feature his neo-impressionist paintings and book designs.

Bauhaus events guide
Van de Velde, Nietzsche and Modernism around 1900
6 April 2019 – 1 March 2024
Neues Museum Weimar, Jorge-Semprún-Platz 5, 99423 Weimar, Germany
The Neues Museum in Weimar – the city where the Bauhaus began – is celebrating the legacy of the school with a new long-term exhibition of early works of modernist art from Weimar, and its relationship to the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

Oskar Schlemmer: The Bauhaus and the Path to Modernity
28 April 2019 – 29 July 2019
Herzogliches Museum Gotha, Schlossplatz 1, 99867 Gotha, Germany
This exhibition focuses on the life and work of avant-garde artist Oskar Schlemmer, who is recognised for his cross-disciplinary contributions as a painter, draughtsman, graphic artist, sculptor, stage designer and muralist.

Photography is by T Frenzen
Bauhaus Museum Dessau opening
8 September 2019
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Mies-van-der-Rohe-Platz 1, Dessau-Roßlau, 06844
A new museum is set to open at the Bauhaus' school building in Dessau. Bauhaus Museum Dessau, designed by Barcelona-based studio Gonzalez Hinz Zabala, will present the second-largest Bauhaus collection in the world. It is designed in the Bauhaus spirit, featuring expanses of glazing and an exposed framework.

Photography is by T Frenzen
Triennale der Moderne
16 September 2019 – 13 October 2019
Various locations, Berlin, Dessar and Weimar
Operating over three consecutive weeks in three different cities, the Triennale der Moderne aims to build a "network of modernism" and raise greater public awareness of the buildings and avant-garde relationships of the early 20th century.


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