In 2019, Germany is celebrating the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus, together with partners worldwide. The Bauhaus – School of design that only existed for a total of 14 years has continued to have a lasting effect up until the present day.
The Bauhaus.Photo exhibition by Kristin Bartels, Curator at the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung, that runs from August 22 to September 21, 2019 features 100 key works from the collection of more than 70,000 Bauhaus photos held by the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin – the largest such collection in the world. The exhibition provides an insight into the many facets of Bauhaus photography and life at the Bauhaus.
As one of the twentieth century’s most avant-garde schools, the Bauhaus was founded by the architect Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919. It relocated to Dessau in 1925, and was closed in Berlin in 1933 under pressure from the Nazis. Many Bauhäusler were forced to leave Germany. Some of them came to America, where their ideas fell on fertile ground. For all those interested in architecture and design, the Bauhaus offers countless associations and points of contact. The Bauhaus workshops gave rise to modern design objects aimed at a new way of life –from everyday items to residential buildings. Many of the designs, particularly those in the fields of furniture-making and architecture, have since acquired historic importance.