Bauhaus projects around the world

Anna Luise Schubert
Centre for Documentary Architecture, 2018.

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Exhibitions, events and research projects being held throughout the world to mark the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus highlight the global network of Bauhaus adherents. And in addition, they illustrate the complex interrelationships and local influences of the avant-garde movements of the 20th century. An overview:


Boijmans Van Beuningen
Exhibition "Netherlands ⇄ bauhaus – Pioneers of a New World"
(09 February-26 May 2019)

With more than 800 objects, the exhibition “Netherlands ⇄ bauhaus – pioneers of a new world” at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen offers a comprehensive insight into the history of interdependence of the Bauhaus and the Netherlands. It shows the influence that the Bauhaus has had in the Netherlands as well as the contribution that Dutch artists, architects and designers have made to the school of design, from Gerrit Rietveld and the De Stijl group to the teaching activities of Bauhaus modernists such as Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg and J. J. P. Oud. The focus is also on the city of Rotterdam, which was the centre of the New Architecture in the Netherlands of the 1920s.

Aad Hoogendoorn


Designmuseum Danmark
Exhibition “Bauhaus #itsalldesign”
(14 March – 1 December 2019)

Arne Jacobsen is regarded as one of the founding fathers of modernism in Denmark. Inspired by the Bauhaus in Germany, he imitated concrete walls in his then still noticeably more traditional homeland by cladding brick walls with wood and plaster. To celebrate the big Bauhaus centenary, Designmuseum Danmark is presenting the exhibition “Bauhaus #itsalldesign”, created in cooperation with the Vitra Design Museum and the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn.


Pro Litteris, 2015


Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Various Events

Fundació Mies van der Rohe was established in 1983 by the Barcelona city government to reconstruct the German Pavilion that had been designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich for the 1929 World Exhibition in Barcelona. In 2019, the Fundació celebrates the 50th anniversary of the death of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the 90th anniversary of the pavilion and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus. Various events are planned, including a performance of the Triadic Ballet inspired by Oskar Schlemmer along with film screenings and other events in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut.​​​​​​​

wijkmark photo

Israel/Tel Aviv

White City Center Tel Aviv
Various Exhibitions and Projects

The White City Center is a German-Israeli centre for documentation, education and expertise about the White City in Tel Aviv. It is located in the Max Liebling House and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “White City”, the world’s largest contiguous development built in the International Style. The White City Center is planning several major projects as part of the Bauhaus centenary in 2019: the exhibition “The Matter of Data” and the digital exhibition “The Architecture of Exile” are rounded off by the multimedia art project “The Transfer Agreement”, a cooperation with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation that will take place as part of the “Triennial of Modernism”. The collaboration with partners as diverse as the Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar and the German National Youth Jazz Orchestra allows for unexpected highlights, such as the concert and film programme “Ringing Utopias” and the tour offerings of “100 Years, 100 Buildings” throughout the White City.


Yael Schmidt


bauhaus 100 japan
Various Events

The impact of the Bauhaus reached as far as Japan (see From Dessau to Tokyo). bauhaus 100 japan is curating and bringing together a range of events that can be seen in 2019 and 2020. The focus is on two major projects: The travelling exhibition “Come to Bauhaus!”, which will be shown in five major Japanese cities, and the event series “The Bauhaus Constellation”, which, under one umbrella, brings together all kinds of events throughout Japan.

bauhaus 100 japan / NOSIGNER


Bauhaus 100: Aspen
Various exhibitions and projects
(opens 6 June 2019)

In 1946, the Bauhaus member Herbert Bayer settled in Aspen, Colorado and began working there as an architect and designer of large-scale sculptures and landscapes. The project "Bauhaus 100: Aspen", starting 6 June 2019, investigates this development, orchestrating various events planned for the year 2019 in Aspen, Colorado, to mark the centenary of the foundation of the Bauhaus school. These include a range of exhibitions, workshops, lectures, architectural tours and educational experiences for children and teenagers, all being held in co-operation with local players in Roaring Fork Valley. At the centre of attention are the influence of the Bauhaus school and especially that of Herbert Bayer on the region. "Bauhaus 100: Aspen" is also co-operating with Harvard University, the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Kirkland Museum, all of whom are also planning events to mark the Bauhaus jubilee.

On Thursday, 6 June, from 5 to 10 pm, a ball is being held at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen in the stale of the creative festivals that Bauhaus used to organise. This promises to be an impressive show reflecting different experiences at different times. Costumes are de rigeur.

VRX Studios, courtesy The Aspen Institute


Illinois Institute of Technology
Vairous Exhibitions and Projects

With the New Bauhaus under the direction of László Moholy-Nagy, Chicago became the new centre of modernism in 1937. Its successor institutions, which now belong to the Illinois Institute of Technology – the Institute of Design and the College of Architecture – are both actively involved in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus. The activities include a Bauhaus Ball, a book entitled Bauhaus Futures, a performance of “Futura Fractals” in autumn 2019, a “Mies Birthday Party”, a photo exhibition entitled “Bauhaus Faces & Living the Bauhaus” and a VR presentation entitled “Virtual Reality Bauhaus”.​​​​​​​

IIT Institute of Design / unbekannt
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