19 March 2019
Bauhaus Open House
Events on the occasion of 100 years of Bauhaus
With the public Bauhaus school in 1919 in Weimar, one of the earliest and most important schools of art and design was founded. Almost no other movement has influenced modern art and architecture in the way that Bauhaus has.
Today the Bauhaus can still be considered a synonym for the modern. On its 100th birthday the Goethe-Instituts worldwide along with their partners, experts and interested visitors embark upon a search for its traces and ask questions about its influence – looking for the legacy of Bauhaus in architecture, design, art, dance, film, education and music.
Founded and directed by architect Walter Gropius, the education at the Bauhaus school aimed to connect art and craft. The goal of the school was the training of a new type of artist, who was to combine design and architecture, and create individual products suitable for mass production. And yet, it did not originate from a universalistic aesthetic theory, but rather concretely through the social-democratic politics of the Weimar Republic.
The Bauhaus did not and does not exist. This school is by no means a specifically German phenomenon. Rather, Bauhaus and its network can be considered a culmination of various avant-garde trends. Architects, artists, crafters, academics/researchers, educators and dancers, from around the world, taught and were taught at the Bauhaus. Equally heterogeneous were their respective motives and perspectives on artistic production.
From the 27 March until the 19 April 2019 the Goethe-Institut Cyprus is organizing a series of events called Bauhaus Open House, with its partners and invited experts, composed of exhibitions, screenings, a conference, as well as a dance performance.
Goethe-Institut Zypern, 21 Markou Drakou Ave., 1102, Nicosia
ARC Department of Architecture, University of Nicosia, Michail Georgalla, Engomi, Nicosia
Dancehouse Nicosia, Parthenonos 25, Ayios Andreas, 1105 Nicosia
Language: German, English
Price: Free Admission
Information: +357 22 674606