100 years of Bauhaus: “the bauhaus imaginista” in Kyoto and Moscow

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The Bauhaus revolutionized 1919 art, Design and architecture. The global jubilee has dance been a year before the 100. Birthday started. The kick-off of China, now Japan and Russia.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    The Bauhaus started as a school of art

    Walter Gropius in 1919, the Director of the newly founded State Bauhaus, which was created from a merger of the Grand Ducal-Saxon Academy of fine arts and the school of arts and crafts in Weimar. Although Gropius as an architect at the art and design school came, however, a separate architecture Department was first established in 1927.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    There are craftsmen and artists wanted a

    In the Bauhaus Manifesto of 1919, Gropius wrote: “we Form a new Guild of craftsmen without the divisive class pretensions that endeavoured to raise a prideful barrier between craftsmen and artists!” Influenced by modernism, the British Arts-and-Crafts movement, and constructivism, he spoke in favour of the idea that the Design of the community should serve.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    It put the greatest value on functionality

    The fundamental principle of the Bauhaus was “Form follows function”. Buildings or objects should be designed according to their function by means of simple, but elegant geometric shapes. An example for this concept is that of Josef Hartwig designed chess, the stylized figures and the possible chess moves and the rank order recognize.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    It wanted to create a “total work of art”

    Through the interdisciplinary approach of the art school debated by professors and students of the fine arts, graphic design, architecture and product and furniture design, together, about how people live in a modern world. Thus, they developed the romantic concept of the “total work of art”.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    It employed famous professors

    At the Bauhaus school under some of the important artists were. This photo from 1926 shows, left to right, Josef Albers, Hinnerk Scheper, Georg Muche, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Joost Schmidt, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Gunta Stölzl and Oskar Schlemmer.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    Bauhaus artists threw legendary parties

    Although the Bauhaus for its minimalist style is known, invested students and professors in costumes, surprisingly, a lot of time in the design of a surreal Party, such as Farkas Molnar described in his Essay “Life at the Bauhaus” (1925). From the impromptu celebrations of productions, such as the “Triadic ballet” by Oskar Schlemmer, developed later.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    The Nazis forced the closure of the school

    Political tensions have led several times to the closure of the art school. In 1925, she moved from Weimar to Dessau. As the Nazis took in the city’s control, had to close the school in 1932, again. The re-opening in Berlin, was of short duration. The Nazi Regime accused the Institution, to create “degenerate art”. In April 1933, the school was abandoned for good.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    The Bauhaus lived abroad

    The former employee of the art school were not to be discouraged, to spread the idealistic concepts of the Bauhaus from exile. Jewish architects were involved in the design of the White city in Tel Aviv, which consists of around 4,000 buildings in the Bauhaus style, and since 2003, a world heritage site.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    The Bauhaus-influenced designers to this day

    Modern, affordable, modular furniture, most think today, certainly at Ikea. However, the concept was not born in Sweden, but is inspired by the classic Work of the Bauhaus designers. The picture shows the legendary “cantilever” and other furniture from Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    The Bauhaus will soon be 100

    The Bauhaus celebrates 2019 100. Birthday with many special exhibitions and three new museums in the cities in which the art school was once location: Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin (in the picture, the Berlin Bauhaus-Archiv). The anniversary exhibitions of design classics are present, as well as never-before-exhibited treasures, which are created at the Bauhaus.

    Author: Elizabeth Grenier (pr)


  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    The Bauhaus started as a school of art

    Walter Gropius in 1919, the Director of the newly founded State Bauhaus, which was created from a merger of the Grand Ducal-Saxon Academy of fine arts and the school of arts and crafts in Weimar. Although Gropius as an architect at the art and design school came, however, a separate architecture Department was first established in 1927.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    There are craftsmen and artists wanted a

    In the Bauhaus Manifesto of 1919, Gropius wrote: “we Form a new Guild of craftsmen without the divisive class pretensions that endeavoured to raise a prideful barrier between craftsmen and artists!” Influenced by modernism, the British Arts-and-Crafts movement, and constructivism, he spoke in favour of the idea that the Design of the community should serve.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    It put the greatest value on functionality

    The fundamental principle of the Bauhaus was “Form follows function”. Buildings or objects should be designed according to their function by means of simple, but elegant geometric shapes. An example for this concept is that of Josef Hartwig designed chess, the stylized figures and the possible chess moves and the rank order recognize.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    It wanted to create a “total work of art”

    Through the interdisciplinary approach of the art school debated by professors and students of the fine arts, graphic design, architecture and product and furniture design, together, about how people live in a modern world. Thus, they developed the romantic concept of the “total work of art”.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    It employed famous professors

    At the Bauhaus school under some of the important artists were. This photo from 1926 shows, left to right, Josef Albers, Hinnerk Scheper, Georg Muche, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Joost Schmidt, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Gunta Stölzl and Oskar Schlemmer.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    Bauhaus artists threw legendary parties

    Although the Bauhaus for its minimalist style is known, invested students and professors in costumes, surprisingly, a lot of time in the design of a surreal Party, such as Farkas Molnar described in his Essay “Life at the Bauhaus” (1925). From the impromptu celebrations of productions, such as the “Triadic ballet” by Oskar Schlemmer, developed later.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    The Nazis forced the closure of the school

    Political tensions have led several times to the closure of the art school. In 1925, she moved from Weimar to Dessau. As the Nazis took in the city’s control, had to close the school in 1932, again. The re-opening in Berlin, was of short duration. The Nazi Regime accused the Institution, to create “degenerate art”. In April 1933, the school was abandoned for good.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    The Bauhaus lived abroad

    The former employee of the art school were not to be discouraged, to spread the idealistic concepts of the Bauhaus from exile. Jewish architects were involved in the design of the White city in Tel Aviv, which consists of around 4,000 buildings in the Bauhaus style, and since 2003, a world heritage site.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    The Bauhaus-influenced designers to this day

    Modern, affordable, modular furniture, most think today, certainly at Ikea. However, the concept was not born in Sweden, but is inspired by the classic Work of the Bauhaus designers. The picture shows the legendary “cantilever” and other furniture from Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

  • Design made in Germany: 10 facts about the Bauhaus, you should know

    The Bauhaus will soon be 100

    The Bauhaus celebrates 2019 100. Birthday with many special exhibitions and three new museums in the cities in which the art school was once location: Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin (in the picture, the Berlin Bauhaus-Archiv). The anniversary exhibitions of design classics are present, as well as never-before-exhibited treasures, which are created at the Bauhaus.

    Author: Elizabeth Grenier (pr)


Several major international museums and art schools of China and Brazil to India, are involved in the realization of the exhibition project “bauhaus imaginista”. The project is mainly dedicated to the school of thought of the Bauhaus, which was established after the Emigration of her most important teachers and artists from Nazi Germany in many countries of the earth. Curators and the artistic Director of the exhibitions are Marion von Osten of Berlin, and Grant Watson from London, who developed the concept with an international Team of researchers, artists and designers. Cultural partners in a total of eight countries will show the exhibitions.

Asian universities and the Bauhaus

On 4. August 2018 opened the Exhibition “Corresponding With” in Kyoto its doors: The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, shows the Connections and similarities of the Bauhaus, with three Asian universities at the beginning of the 20th century. Century, but at the same time, different pedagogical approaches.

Kala Bhavana, founded in 1919, Institute of fine arts, was dedicated on the one hand, regional traditions, such as, for example, the Wall decorations in the Ellora caves, a complex of 34 cave temples, and on the other hand, with the avant-garde of the European continent, and with the Bauhaus.

At almost the same time, starting in the 1920s, in Japan, the architect and editor Kawakita Renshichiro in a lively exchange with two Japanese Bauhaus graduates. Together, they designed an experimental exhibition, the local Japanese arts and crafts with the European Bauhaus and the movement of the Japanese Modern led.

The Research Institute of Life Construction is the third school in the League, which will be used in the Kyoto exhibition on the comparison. Its founder, Kawakita is regarded as a key figure in the introduction of pedagogical Bauhaus principles in Japan.

The development of the Bauhaus philosophy

In September (11.09. to 30.11.2018) then follows a Bauhaus imaginista-exhibition in Moscow. The title: “Designing Life: The Internationalist Architect” at the Garage Museum of Contemporary art.

It is dedicated to the life and work of Bauhaus students and their teachers, which was followed by the second Bauhaus Director, Hannes Meyer, and his wife Lena Bergner, 1930 in the Soviet Union. Furthermore, it investigates developed, such as the Bauhaus design principles in different cultural and political contexts.

In March 2019, the international exhibitions will be on view, suitable for the anniversary date, then in the Berlin house of the cultures of the world.

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