In celebration of the Bauhaus centennial, the MIT Museum will present Arresting Fragments: Object Photography at the Bauhaus, featuring 90 digital prints from Bauhaus Archive, Berlin, collections. This exhibition explores the close relationship of photography, graphic design and the book arts, all areas of significant focus and impact for the Bauhaus program.
The photographs, made primarily by Lucia Moholy (1923-28), Walter Peterhans (1928-33) and Erich Consemüller, were used at the time to spread Bauhaus ideals through advertising, posters, and publications. Form, spatial and volumetric relationships, surfaces and textures, and structure are revealed through them, while emphasizing the modernity of items of everyday use, many of them designed at the Bauhaus.
Programming inspired by the exhibition, including gallery talks, is being planned. Visit MIT Museum website for updates.