is a major international project to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus. The exhibition focuses on the history of the international impact and reception of the Bauhaus and comprises four chapters in which the pedagogy of the Bauhaus and its multi-faceted history are explored in and outside of Europe.
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is four objects: reform pedagogy, the design debate, material cultures outside the Western world, and experimental visual practices.
An essay film about the Bauhaus Manifesto
(1919), specially produced for the exhibition, deals with the manifold and international influences that contributed to the direction and development of the university. Marcel Breuer's collage ein bauhaus-film
(1927) was published in bauhaus. zeitschrift für gestaltung
Nr. 1. This issue of the magazine has been reprinted and is available for visitors to take away. A reproduction of Paul Klee's carpet painting is shown on a reading table. Kurt Schwerdtfeger's Reflektorische Farblichtspiele
are shown as film projections.
This exhibition is part of the Year of German-American Friendship initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).