19 March 2019
Bauhaus Open House

Film screening: Bauhaus – model and myth on the occasion of 100 years of Bauhaus

Goethe-Institut Cyprus is organizing a screening of the film "Bauhaus – model and myth", on the occasion of 100 years of Bauhaus. The film is a comprehensive portrayal of the Bauhaus school and its principles, which are still considered modern, 100 years later. The screening will take place on 28 March at 8 pm.

Even today it remains the basic building block of modern architecture and design: Bauhaus. But there's more to Bauhaus than just the cubic white house with its flat roof, the cantilever chair and the Bauhaus lamp. The Bauhaus was an educational institution which still serves as a model today. Among the world-renowned artists who taught there are Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe.

The film presents a picture of this unique institution of artistic modernism; from the revolutionary outburst following the First World War to disbandment, emigration and professional advancement, or, for some Bauhaus artists, becoming entangled in Nazi Germany. It is former Bauhaus students, both male and female, who tell most of the story, recalling these phases in history; their teachers themselves have their chance to speak via archive material.

This critical account of the artistic and political objectives of the Bauhaus is perhaps the most comprehensive to be portrayed on film. It provides an insight into the essence of Bauhaus principles, the conflicts which led to the Bauhaus's relocation from Weimar to Dessau, the disbandment of the school during the Nazi period, the construction activity in the young Israeli state, and the emergence of the “Bauhaus myth” in the USA.

Directed by: Niels Bolbrinker/Kerstin Sutterheim
Duration: 104 Min.

Date and Time: Thursday 28 March 2019, 8 pm
Place: Goethe-Institut Zypern, 21 Markou Drakou Ave., 1102, Nicosia
Language: German, English
Price: Free Admission
Information: +357 22 674606