“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.”*
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, AaronSiskind, 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.