The exhibition shows works by artists who embraced “new vision” and juxtaposes them with photographs by contemporary artists
T. Lux Feininger, Bauhausbühne Dessau: Lichtspiel von Oskar Schlemmer, 1927 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek
Erwin Splettstößer, Christl Ehlers, Brigitte Borchert und Wolfgang von Waltershausen in Menschen am Sonntag (D 1930, Regie: Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Rochus Gliese). Quelle: Deutsche Kinemathek – Fotoarchiv
100 years of the weimar republic, 100 years of modern cinema. Along 23 main topics, we lead you through the "roaring 20s" and look back at the relationship between cinema and everyday culture
Bauhaus was founded in Weimar by 1919 by Walter Gropius as an art school. Its mission was to develop innovative ways of living for a more humane society, to design functional and affordable products in a formal language of great clarity. Bauhaus remains the 20th century`s most influential school of art, architecture and design, even though it existed only for 14 years. Fort its last two years before its eventual closing by the Nazis it resided in Berlin. 100 years of Bauhaus in Berlin will feature a colorful programme which we have put together for you on the pages below.
“Make it new”. 100 years ago, the Bauhaus movement created new forms for art, architecture, and everyday life. Contemporary artists Sabine Boehl and Daniel Buren play off some of these ideas in order to anchor Bauhaus in the present, inspired by the painter Günther Fruhtrunk
Foto: René Müller © Mies van der Rohe Haus
Vestibül, Decke des Erdgeschosses mit Soffittenleuchten (Entwurf Max Krajewski), Foto: Stefan Berg
Stefan Berg’s photographs of Bauhaus Dessau capture its architectural characteristics like proportion, space, plane, light and materiality, thus illustrating Bauhaus’ vision of a radical modernization of society through building.
Frankfurter Küche, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, 1926/29, © Deutsches Historisches Museum
Before the backdrop of current debates about the crisis of liberal democracy the four chapters of the exhibition highlight the central challenges in politics and society faced by contemporaries of the Weimar Republic