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bauhaus | documenta

1.4.2018–8.9.2019

Bauhaus and documenta are two globally successful cultural brands, representing a modern Germany that is both cosmopolitan and innovative. They both came into being at a time when civilization was in a state of collapse, and they both exemplify the idea of the liberating power of art and culture. Looking at them in parallel brings out their similarities and differences and reveals that to some extent they serve to complement one another: for the one, the focus is on mass-produced articles and their everyday usage; the idea of universalism; and the design of consumer goods; for the other, encounters with unique artworks; the experience of diversity; and the critiquing of capitalist consumerism.

 

Leporello

© documenta archiv / Günther Becker

Rotunda at the Fridericianum, first documenta, 1955, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d1, DCA-005-18.001-d01.027

The four parts of the project:

 

1. Exhibition (May 24 – September 08, 2019)

bauhaus | documenta. Vision and Brand

Curators: Philipp Oswalt, Daniel Tyradellis

Design: Studio TheGreenEyl, Berlin

 

2. Virtual Exhibition (August 15, 2019)

How much Bauhaus is in documenta? Seeking traces

Curator: Birgit Jooss

Design: L2M3, Stuttgart

 

3. Symposium (June 14 – 15, 2019)

Never been modern? Bauhaus and documenta in true affinity

Directed by Heinz Bude

Organization: Michael Flörchinger

 

4. Publication

Published by Birgit Jooss, Philipp Oswalt und Daniel Tyradellis

 

Authors: Arnold Bode, Gerda Breuer, Bazon Brock, Kathryn M. Floyd, Andreas Gardt, Walter Grasskamp, Martin Groh, Walter Gropius, Werner Haftmann, Birgit Jooss, Christiane Keim, Harald Kimpel, Gila Kolb, Julia Meer, Hannes Meyer, Philipp Oswalt, Anna Rühl, Nora Sternfeld, Daniela Stöppel, Annette Tietenberg, Fred Turner, Daniel Tyradellis, Wolfgang Ullrich, Frank Werner

 

Editorial: Lutz Stirl

Publisher: Spector Books, Leipzig

A project by the documenta archiv and the University of Kassel in cooperation with the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel

 

Project coordinators: Birgit Jooss and Philipp Oswalt

Project management: Andrea Linnenkohl

Project team: Martin Groh, Harald Kimpel, Frank Werner

Student assistants: Verena Bornmann, Laura Diermann

Financed by

Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

Hessische Kulturstiftung

documenta archiv

Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel

Kasseler Sparkasse

 

 

 

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