With the major exhibition »The Bauhaus #itsalldesign« the Vitra Design Museum presents a comprehensive overview of design at the Bauhaus for the first time. The exhibition encompasses a multiplicity of rare, in some cases neverbefore-seen exhibits from the fields of design, architecture, art, film and photography. At the same time, it confronts the design of the Bauhaus with current debates and tendencies in design and with the works of contemporary designers, artists and architects. Read more
Gerda Breuer: Myth Machine – The Bauhaus and Industry
11 February 2016, 6 pm, Vitra Design Museum
With the 1923 slogan »Art and technology – a new unity«, Walter Gropius formulated the programmatic direction of the Bauhaus. Yet it rarely gets questioned whether the designs of Bauhaus members were truly oriented to the advanced industrial mass production of the era. Was there a sufficient understanding of the individual branches of industry and the latest conditions of industrial factory production? And were the workshops truly equipped for prototypes of industrial mass production? The art and design historian Gerda Breuer probes the mythical image that the Bauhaus had of industry. Free admission
David Chipperfield – Revisiting Modernism
25 February 2016, 6 pm, Vitra Design Museum
David Chipperfield’s buildings are timelessly elegant with a strong connection to their architectural environment and historical references. His activities as an author and exhibition creator have also had an important influence on contemporary architecture. In 2012, he curated a highly regarded edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale under the title »Common Ground«. As a member of the jury for the reconstruction of the Masters’ Houses at the Dessau Bauhaus, Chipperfield joined the intensive debates on the history and future of the Bauhaus. In his talk, Chipperfield gives insights into his work. Free admission, registration: email@example.com
Forum for an attitude
16.10.2015 – 14.02.2016
What is the ambition of designers today? Why did they become designers? What kind of social influence do they hope to achieve? What image of design is conveyed to society? And how can an attitude be expressed in design? The exhibition »Forum for an Attitude« considers these questions and presents positions on the topic. Read more
Experience the Bauhaus!
A video tour with exhibition curator Jolanthe Kugler
»The Bauhaus #itsalldesign« reveals the surprising present-day relevance of a legendary cultural institution. Accompany Jolanthe Kugler on a tour through the exhibition and meet some of its key protagonists. Watch the video here.
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