Pressemitteilung vom 18.03.2019

bauhaus imaginista: 5000 visitors after Opening

100 Years of Now | bauhaus imaginista

Mar 15-Jun 10, 2019

Conference A New School
May 11-12, 2019

Crowds of visitors flock to Haus der Kulturen der Welt – more than 5,000 art lovers since the opening of the exhibition

Following a successful opening of the exhibition bauhaus imaginista on Thursday, March 14 with more than 2,000 visitors, about 2,600 people crowded into HKW over the first days of the exhibition from March 15-17 for a reinterpretation of the Bauhaus. The accompanying conference politicial imaginista on Saturday, March 16 was attended by about 400 people interested in architecture, art and politics who followed the lectures and discussions of international experts about the political implications of the Bauhaus.

bauhaus imaginista is a narrative of the international histories of the Bauhaus. After its founding in 1919 the school was in contact with other avant-garde movements worldwide. Since March 2018, the research project has been tracing transnational relations, correspondences and narratives of migration going beyond the years the Bauhaus was active as a school and revealing its significance for the present-day. Now bauhaus imaginista culminates with an expanded overview at HKW. Its global interconnections and local manifestations have never been shown in this magnitude before. Parts of the bauhaus imaginista exhibition will also be shown at more Goethe-Instituts and other partner institutions worldwide in 2019.

With works by Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Arthur Amora, Gertrud Arndt, Ruth Asawa, Kader Attia, Lena Bergner, Lina Bo Bardi, Farid Belkahia, Susie Benally, Nandalal Bose, Mohamed Chabâa, Ahmed Cherkaoui, Lygia Clark, Alice Creischer, Muriel Cooper, Zvi Efrat, T. Lux Feininger, Luca Frei, Walter Gropius, Brion Gysin und Ian Sommerville, Trude Guermonprez, Sheila Hicks, George Hinchliffe and Ian Wood, Kenneth Josephson, Renchinchirō Kawakita, György Kepes, Paul Klee, Kurt Kranz, Otto Lindig, Elisa Martins da Silveira, Doreen Mende, Hannes Meyer, Takehiko Mizutani, László Moholy-Nagy, Max Peiffer Watenphul, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Hélio Oiticica, The Otolith Group, Nam June Paik, Lygia Pape, I. M. Pei, Margaretha Reichardt, Geraldo Sarno, Oskar Schlemmer, Kurt Schwerdtfeger, Ivan Serpa, Arieh Sharon,Soft Cell, Rabindranath Tagore, Paulo Tavares, Lenore Tawney, Frank Tovey, Edith Tudor-Hart, Stan VanDerBeek, Andy Warhol, Marguerite Wildenhain, Margarete Willers, Iwao and Michiko Yamawaki, and many more

bauhaus imaginista is curated by Marion von Osten and Grant Watson in collaboration with the researchers Elissa Auther, Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan, Regina Bittner, Gavin Butt, Helena Čapková, Anshuman Dasgupta, Tatiana Efrussi, Thomas Flierl, Erin Alexa Freedman, Anja Guttenberger, Christian Hiller, Yuko Ikeda, Maud Houssais, Eduard Kögel, Toni Maraini, Mariana Meneses, Jin Motohashi, Partha Mitter, Luiza Proença, Daniel Talesnik, and Hiromitsu Umemyia

Exhibition design: Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik (Berlin)

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bauhaus imaginista is a collaboration between the Bauhaus Cooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar, the Goethe-Institut and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW). The research project with its different exhibition stations is taking place for the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus. It is enhanced with international perspectives of the Goethe-Institutes and tied together as part of 100 Years of Now in Berlin at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. bauhaus imaginista is made possible by funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The German Federal Cultural Foundation is supporting the exhibition in Berlin and the German Foreign Office the stations abroad. Media partners are 3sat, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and others. bauhaus imaginista is realized in collaboration with the China Design Museum / China Academy of Art (Hangzhou) (Hangzhou), the Independent Administrative Institution of National Museum of Art / The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow) and SESC São Paulo. Partners abroad are the Goethe-Instituts in China, New Delhi, Lagos, Moscow, New York, Rabat, São Paulo, and Tokyo as well as Le Cube – independent art room (Rabat) and other institutions.

The school project bauhaus reloaded is funded by the Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as well as by the Federal Foreign Office.

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