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100 Jahre Bauhaus© Goethe-Institut

100 Years of Bauhaus

RETHINKING THE WORLD

On 1 April 1919, the architect Walter Gropius officially opened the doors to a newly founded school for art and design in the small town of Weimar: The Bauhaus, which subsequently became one of the most influential art and design educational institutions of the 20th century.

The mission of Bauhaus was to introduce modern design into everyday life, by combining crafts and fine arts, architecture, design and technology. A functional, clear lined design of high quality that could be produced on a large scale, affordable for everybody – that was the Bauhaus concept for houses, furniture and everyday items. The pioneering modernist concept of Bauhaus found followers around the world and still inspires artists across the globe.

On the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary, the Goethe-Institut in Hong Kong, in collaboration with various local partners, is presenting a special programme "100 Years of Bauhaus - Rethinking the World": Exhibitions, films, lectures, creative workshops and many other activities invite you to turn the anniversary of this legendary German art and design school into a personal experience.

 


Highlights

Reading Bauhaus ©Goethe-Institut Hongkong

Book Exhibition | Until 31.05.2019
Reading Bauhaus

Collaborated with the Frankfurt Book Fair, Goethe-Institut Hongkong is pleased to present a collection of newly published books about this significant school of art, design and architecture in the 20th century.

Frau im Stahlrohrsessel von Marcel Breuer, 1926 Frau im Stahlrohrsessel von Marcel Breuer (Lis Beyer oder Ise Gropius), Maske von Oskar Schlemmer, Kleid von Lis Beyer, Fotografie von Erich Consemüller, 1926 © Stephan Consemüller; Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Schenkung Wulf Herzogenrath, Berlin

Exhibition
Picturing Bauhaus: Erich Consemüller’s Photography of the World’s most famous Design School

Historical photographs from the Klassik Stiftung Weimar collection provide insights into life and work at the Bauhaus. In addition, selected objects, furniture and short films bring to life the modern, forward-looking Bauhaus: Take a seat in the Bauhaus Salon!
 

Virtual Bauhaus © Goethe-Institut Boston

Virtual Reality
Virtual Bauhaus

Taking place within the Dessau building, which was constructed in 1925–26 according to designs by the school’s first director, Walter Gropius, Virtual Bauhaus offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience, transporting them into the architectural space of the building as it existed in the 1920s.

Bauhaus erleben: Die Farbenlehre des Bauhauses ausprobieren © Cornelia Erdmann

Workshop│18.05.2019
Experience Bauhaus: The Bauhaus Colour Theory

The artist Cornelia Erdmann is a graduate of the Bauhaus University Weimar. She learned colour theory of the Bauhaus co-founder Johannes Itten and its application in geometric and rhythmic forms during her undergraduate studies. Cornelia will introduce the Bauhaus Theory of Colours and then let the participants try it out in practice.


Events

Date & Time Events
02.04. (Tue)
7:00 PM
Party
Bauhaus-Fest

Goethe-Institut Hongkong
10.04. (Wed) −
31.05. (Fri)
Goethe-Institut Hongkong
10.04. (Wed)
8:00 PM
Film
Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus
Louis Koo Cinema. Hong Kong Arts Centre
10.04. (Wed) −
 27.04. (Sat)
Exhibition
Be Bauhaus!
Goethe-Institut Hongkong
10.04. (Wed) −
17.04. (Wed)
Virtual Reality Exhibition
Virtual Bauhaus
Library, Goethe-Institut Hongkong
10.04. (Wed) −
31.05. (Fri)
Book Exhibition
Reading Bauhaus
Library, Goethe-Institut Hongkong
11.04. (Thu)
7:30 PM
Film
Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus

Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building, The University of Hong Kong
11.04. (Thu) −
12.04. (Fri)
International Symposium
100 Years Bauhaus - Designing the Future
13.04. (Sat) Exhibition
Bauhaus Adventure Day
Goethe-Institut Hongkong
20.04. (Sat) Exhibition
Bauhaus Adventure Day
Goethe-Institut Hongkong
27.04. (Sat) Exhibition
Bauhaus Adventure Day

Goethe-Institut Hongkong
08.05. (Wed)
7.30 PM
Film
Lotte am Bauhaus
Black Box Studio, Goethe-Institut Hongkong
09.05. (Thu)
3:00 − 5.30 PM
Symposium
Women in Art: The History of a Difficult Emancipation. From Bauhaus to the Present Day

Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
10.05. (Fri)
7.30 PM
Lecture
Elizabeth Otto: Feminity and Modernity at Bauhaus
Library, Goethe-Institut Hongkong
10.05. (Fri) −
19.05. (Sun)
Virtual Reality Exhibition
Virtual Bauhaus

Library, Goethe-Institut Hongkong
18.05. (Sat)
3:00 PM − 5.30 PM
Creative Workshop
Bauhaus erleben: Die Farbenlehre des Bauhauses ausprobieren
Goethe Gallery, Goethe-Institut Hongkong
 


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