Bauhaus Archive - Bauhaus in Motion

For the last time before construction work begins on the museum’s expansion in 2018, the Bauhaus-Archiv is presenting highlights from the Bauhaus Collection. We will utilise this occasion to take the multifaceted theme of movement as a guiding principle leading through the presentation. This theme will be traced among works from the preliminary course (motion studies, for example) and also from all of the workshops (including architecture, furniture, ceramics, metals, painting and graphic arts, among others). Photographs attest to the movements demanded of Bauhaus students and staff: these resulted not least from the Bauhaus’s own relocations from Weimar to Dessau and Berlin, and they also extended to the point of exile. World-famous Bauhaus teachers (Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, László Moholy-Nagy) as well as numerous students are represented.
The exhibition will be on view until October 9, 2017

T. Lux Feininger, Physical Education at the Bauhaus: women’s gymnastic exercises on the roof of the Bauhaus, 1930.
Pacific & Atlantic Photo (photo), Marcel Breuer (chair design), Gymnastics in the forest: exemplary jump over 3 chairs, after 1927.
Erich Consemüller, Performance on the Bauhaus stage in Dessau: phases of dramatic gestures by Oskar Schlemmer, multiple exposures, 1927.
Walter Gropius (?), Ise Gropius in a car (Adler saloon) in front of the Bauhaus building in Des-sau, with the photographer’s shadow visible, 1927.
Monica Bella Ullmann-Broner, Analytical drawing from Kandinsky’s preliminary course (motif: bicycle), 1929–1930.
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