Introduction by Prof Andrew Mcnamara
In order to celebrate the Bauhaus Centenary, the Goethe-Institut presents a comprehensive event-series that starts off with the documentary Bauhaus Spirit - 100 Years of Bauhaus
by Niels Bolbrinker. This documentary will be co-presented by Palace Cinemas and is part of the German Film Fest 2019.
Against the backdrop of its 100th anniversary, this documentary portrays the fascinating history of Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus, one of our century's most influential architectural schools. Bauhaus made art, design and architecture political: How should we live together and how can rooms be designed in such a way that all people can be part of a community? These were the questions that Marcel Breuer, Paul Klee and Wasily Kandinsky discussed and the Bauhaus ideas still shape our society today.
Prof Andrew McNamara
will introduce a screening in Brisbane and share his viewpoint on Bauhaus in Australia. He is a professor for Art History at the Queensland University of Technology and is co-author of the book Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond
(August 2019) as well as part of the project team for the exhibition Bauhaus in Australia