Bauhaus‐Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung presents “Bauhaus in Motion”

The range of exhibited pieces encompasses works from classes at the Bauhaus – such as motion studies from the preliminary course – as well as paintings, photographs, architectural drafts, furniture, ceramics, metalwork and works on paper.

 

T. Lux Feininger, Physical Education at the Bauhaus: women’s gymnastic exercises on the roof of the Bauhaus, 1930 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin Copyright: Estate of T. Lux Feininger

T. Lux Feininger, Physical Education at the Bauhaus: women’s gymnastic exercises on the roof of the Bauhaus, 1930 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin Copyright: Estate of T. Lux Feininger

 

From 1 March 2017 to 8 January 2018 the BauhausAArchiv / Museum für Gestaltung is showing “Bauhaus in Motion”. This special exhibition presents the connection between the Bauhaus and movement on various levels: the theme of motion can be found in works by famous Bauhaus teachers, such as Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer and László Moholy-Nagy, as well as in numerous student works.


 

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“Bauhaus in Motion”
March 1, 2017 – January 8, 2018
Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung
Klingelhöferstr. 14, Berlin
Germany

 


The range of exhibited pieces encompasses works from classes at the Bauhaus – such as motion studies from the preliminary course – as well as paintings, photographs, architectural drafts, furniture, ceramics, metalwork and works on paper. Fine-art and documentary photos will be used to reveal the significance of physical movement in the context of instruction, leisure time, on the Bauhaus stage and at celebrations as well as the mobility of the Bauhaus itself.

 

Hajo Rose, “High jumper in front of the Prellerhaus”, 1930 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin Copyright: VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Hajo Rose, “High jumper in front of the Prellerhaus”, 1930 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin Copyright: VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Herbert Bayer, Bicycle, 1928 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin Copyright: VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Herbert Bayer, Bicycle, 1928 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin Copyright: VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

 

The Bauhaus (1919–1933) was the 20th century’s most important school of architecture, design and art. Relocations and new directors and teachers also repeatedly placed it in a state of change in terms of geography, content and staff. In an increasingly technological and mobile society, new artistic perspectives and design solutions were sought at the Bauhaus. Fourteen years after its founding the school was closed in 1933, under pressure from the Nazis. Many students and teachers emigrated.

 

Group photo of six Bauhaus students with a car in front of the Prellerhaus in Weimar, 1924– 1925, modern print Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Group photo of six Bauhaus students with a car in front of the Prellerhaus in Weimar, 1924– 1925, modern print Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Erich Consemüller, Performance on the Bauhaus stage in Dessau: phases of dramatic gestures by Oskar Schlemmer, multiple exposures, 1927 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin Copyright: Dr Stephan Consemüller (for Consemüller)

Erich Consemüller, Performance on the Bauhaus stage in Dessau: phases of dramatic gestures by Oskar Schlemmer, multiple exposures, 1927 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin Copyright: Dr Stephan Consemüller (for Consemüller)

 

“In ‘Bauhaus in Motion’ we present central works from the world’s largest Bauhaus collection with a focus on change and movement. The processes of change in our own building provided the impulse for this,” explains Dr Annemarie Jaeggi, Director of the Bauhaus-Archiv. In 2019, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the museum building of the Bauhaus-Archiv will be modernised in a manner appropriate to its status as a listed landmark and supplemented by a new building. Construction is to begin in 2018.

 

Monica Bella Ullmann-Broner, Analytical drawing from Kandinsky’s preliminary course (motif: bicycle), 1929–1930 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Monica Bella Ullmann-Broner, Analytical drawing from Kandinsky’s preliminary course (motif: bicycle), 1929–1930 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Monica Bella Ullmann-Broner, Motion study from Albers’s preliminary course, 1929–1930 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Monica Bella Ullmann-Broner, Motion study from Albers’s preliminary course, 1929–1930 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Alfred Arndt, Colour plan for the exteriors of the Dessau Masters’ houses (3 semi-detached houses), 1926 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, photo: Markus Hawlik Copyright: VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Alfred Arndt, Colour plan for the exteriors of the Dessau Masters’ houses (3 semi-detached houses), 1926 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, photo: Markus Hawlik Copyright: VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Takehiko Mizutani, Three-part sculpture (material study from Albers’s preliminary course), 1927 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, photo: Fotostudio Bartsch

Takehiko Mizutani, Three-part sculpture (material study from Albers’s preliminary course), 1927 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, photo: Fotostudio Bartsch

Oskar Schlemmer, Bauhaus stairway (1:1 scale working drawing for the painting of the same name at the Museum of Modern Art in New York), 1932 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, photo: Gunter Lepkowski

Oskar Schlemmer, Bauhaus stairway (1:1 scale working drawing for the painting of the same name at the Museum of Modern Art in New York), 1932 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, photo: Gunter Lepkowski

Group photo of six Bauhaus students with a car in front of the Prellerhaus in Weimar, 1924– 1925, modern print Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Group photo of six Bauhaus students with a car in front of the Prellerhaus in Weimar, 1924– 1925, modern print Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin


 

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