The Staatliches Bauhaus or simply Bauhaus as it more common to say is a considerable German art movement that had its own ideologists, constructs and even time borders. Founded by the famous architect Walter Gropius in 1919, Bauhaus gave the world the idea of Gesamtkunstwerk as well as many architectural pearls. Although closed in 1933 by the regime of Nazi, the school influenced the development of such upcoming Modernist disciplines as interior, industrial and graphic design.
This year the world celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Bauhaus. You might have already enjoyed some Bauhaus Imaginista exhibitions in São Paulo, Moscow, Delhi or Tokyo last year. This is what to see in 2019:
See until it’s over
Bauhaus and America: Experiments in light and movement (9 November 2018 – 10 March 2019)
Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History, Domplatz 10, 48143 Münster, Germany
Relations between America and the movement are curiously showcased at the exhibition through light and performance art as well as experimental films.
Bauhaus: Pioneers of a New World (9 February – 26 May 2019)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpark 18, 3015 CX Rotterdam, Netherlands
Works by more than 60 Netherlands representatives of the movement construe a major retrospective of the whole Bauhaus period od.
Bauhaus Imaginista: Still Undead, Berlin(15 March 2019 – 10 June 2019)
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, Germany
Berlin’s Bauhaus Imaginista is still on air: discover the immaterial heritage by the German architect Kurt Schwertfeger until the beginning of summer.
Meet very soon
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
Dedicated to the glorified Belgian architect and one of the Art Nouveau fathers van de Velde, the exhibition features his major artwork the Haus Schulenburg as well as some of his neo-impressionist paintings and book designs.
Van de Velde, Nietzsche and Modernism around 1900 (6 April 2019 – 1 March 2024)
Neues Museum Weimar, Jorge-Semprún-Platz 5, 99423 Weimar, Germany
How did Bauhaus arise? And what does it have to do with philosophy of Nietzsche? Find it out in the hometown of the movement.
Oskar Schlemmer: The Bauhaus and the Path to Modernity (28 April 2019 – 29 July 2019)
Herzogliches Museum Gotha, Schlossplatz 1, 99867 Gotha, Germany
The works by avant-garde artist Oskar Schlemmer exhibited are a great visual example of the way Bauhaus influenced Modernism.
Triennale der Moderne (16 September 2019 – 13 October 2019)
Various locations, Berlin, Dessar and Weimar
A ‘real network of modernism’ is going to function about a month in three German cities this autumn. A good chance to learn the keystones of the movement and enjoy its atmosphere.
Last but not the least
Bauhaus Museum Dessau opening 8 September 2019
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Mies-van-der-Rohe-Platz 1, Dessau-Roßlau, 06844
A brand new museum in Dessau with the second-largest Bauhaus collection worldwide is to open in half a year. The museum officials promise it to be awash with the spirit of the movement both on the inside and outside. Looking forward to visiting it!
TEXT \\ Yulia Kryshevich