Talks, performances, workshops Bauhaus at Performa 19

Bauhaus Spirit Filmtank

11/01-11/24/19

Performa Hub

18 Wooster Street & 47 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

Every day during the Performa 19 biennial, the Hub – a temporary space in downtown Manhattan – will host programs including artist talks, performances, and special events. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar in 1919, the Goethe-Institut has partnered with Performa to explore the Bauhaus’ revolutionary approach to interdisciplinary experimentation at the Hub. Events will look at the intense social and political environment that encouraged the merging of art and life in events designed by the theater workshop in and around the Bauhaus school; they will examine the opportunities provided for students and faculty to explore the intersections of art, industrial production, and technology, revealed in the prescient exhibition Art and Technology – A New Unity organized at the school in 1923; and they will use this detailed exploration of the Bauhaus’s radical approach to education to ask the question, “what is the art school of the 21st century?,” considering how best to equip young artists with the ethical as well as aesthetic tools needed for our fast-paced future.
 
PROGRAM
 
Subversive Threads
A quilting and dyeing workshop with Run Home

November 10, 3:00-5:00pm
Tickets: $50
Performa Hub, 18 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013
 
Bodybuilding: Architecture and Performance
By Charles Aubin and Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, with a lecture-performance by New Affiliates

November 10, 4:00pm
Performa Hub, 18 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013
 
UNLIMITED BODIES
Proposed by Dimitri Chamblas and Sigrid Pawelke

November 11-16, 12:00-12:30pm: homeroom
November 12 & 14, 1:00-3:00pm: open session
November 17, 1:00-3:00pm: public presentation
Performa Hub, 18 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013
 
Bauhaus at the Margins: Gender, Queer, and Sexual Politics
A conversation between Elizabeth Otto and Beatriz Colomina, moderated by Charlene K. Lau
November 15, 6:00pm
Performa Hub, 47 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013
 
A School for Creating Humans? Bauhaus Education and Aesthetics Revisited
A workshop led by Nana Adusei-Poku, with Carmen Mörsch, Coco Fusco, and Mabel O. Wilson
November 16, 1:00pm
Performa Hub, 47 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013
 
In addition, the 2018 documentary Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus will be screened at the Goethe-Institut on Saturday, November 9, 3:00pm.

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