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BAUHAUS BEGINNINGS AT THE GETTY

“The aim is an alliance of the arts under the wing of great architecture.” — Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus

BAUHAUS BEGINNINGS, now at the Getty Center, celebrates the centenary of the founding of the school in Weimar.

The exhibition “reexamines the founding principles of this landmark institution,” considering the school’s “early dedication to spiritual expression and its development of a curriculum based on elements deemed fundamental to all forms of artistic practice.”*

BAUHAUS BEGINNINGS*

Through October 13.

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles.

From top: Léna Bergner, Durchdringung (Penetration) for Paul Klee‘s course, circa 1925–1932, © the heirs of Léna Bergner; Walter Gropius, undated photograph by Lucia Moholy, © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Gerd Balzer, Color wheel for Vassily Kandinsky’s Preliminary Course, 1929, gouache on paper, pasted on black paper; Material exercises in paper (2), photographs by Alfred Ehrhardt, circa 1928–1929, © Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung; Erich Mzozek, Study for Vassily Kandinsky’s Farbenlehre (Course on color), circa 1929–1930, collage with gouache on paper, © Estate Erich Mrozek; Léna Bergner, Carpet design, circa 1925–1932, © the heirs of Léna Bergner; Joost Schmidt, Form and color study, circa 1929–1930; Benita Koch-Otte, Einfamilienwohnhaus auf der Ausstellung des Staatlichen Bauhauses (Single-family house at the exhibition of the State Bauhaus), 1923, Georg Muche, architect, 1923, from Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar 1919–1923 (Munich: Bauhausverlag, 1923), p. 165, courtesy and © Bodelschwingh Foundation Bethel; Lyonel Feininger, Villa am Strand (Villa on the shore), 1921, from Bauhaus Drucke: Neue Europaeische Graphik, Erste Mappe [first portfolio], Meister d. Staatlichen Bauhauses in Weimar (Potsdam: Müller, 1921), © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Ringl + Pit (Grete Stern and Ellen Auerbach), Bald Head (Johannes Itten), 1930, printed 1985, The Jewish Museum, © Ringl + Pit, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York; Hilde Reindl, Color wheel and tone study for Paul Klee’s Course, circa 1927. Images courtesy of the Getty Research Institute.

NEW BAUHAUS CHICAGO IN BERLIN

The year 2019 will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, and the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin is getting things off to an early start with their first centenary exhibition, NEW BAUHAUS CHICAGO—EXPERIMENT FOTOGRAPHIE, curated by Sibylle Hoiman and Kristina Lowis.

“Eighty years ago László Moholy-Nagy founded the New Bauhaus in Chicago, thus providing American photography with a decisive creative impulse. Photographs, films, publications and documents from the legendary school of photography, whose teachers included György Kepes, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Arthur Siegel, bring this exuberantly experimental workshop atmosphere back to life.

“An illustrated catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition. NEW BAUHAUS CHICAGO—EXPERIMENT FOTOGRAPHIE looks at eighty years of photography from Chicago, [portraying] the institutions and decisive figures who have inspired and created photography, collected it, and presented it to the public since the New Bauhaus’s founding in 1937.”*

 

NEW BAUHAUS CHICAGO – EXPERIMENT, FOTOGRAPHIE, FILM, through March 5.

BAUHAUS-ARCHIV, Klingelhöferstrasse 14, Berlin.

bauhaus.de/en/ausstellungen/sonderausstellungen/2371_new_bauhaus_chicago

bauhauschicago.org

id.iit.edu/the-new-bauhaus

NEW BAUHAUS CHICAGO—EXPERIMENT FOTOGRAPHIE, ed. by Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin 2017. German & English editions, 200 pages, 150 color illustrations, hardback.

hirmerverlag.de/us/titel-1-1/experiment

Curriculum diagram from the 1937 New Bauhaus school catalogue. Image credit: ©2016 Bauhaus Chicago Foundation.

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