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