Bauhaus – A World Tour in Pictures
A Photographic Project by Jean Molitor
| Aspekte Galerie, 2. OG
In 1919, Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in Weimar. A member of the Arbeitsrat für Kunst (Workers’ Council for the Arts) during the November Revolution, he was convinced that art was a means of revolutionising society. The catastrophic experience of World War I motivated him and his colleagues to radically rethink social and everyday life. Their innovative ideas in cohabitation and design influenced the development of modern architecture far beyond the borders of Germany. From the classic modernism of the 1920s and 1930s to post-war modernism and contemporary architecture, Bauhaus has informed the work of generations of architects throughout the world.
For almost a decade, photographer Jean Molitor has been travelling around the globe to document this influence: from Berlin to Casablanca, from Stuttgart to Havana, Saint Petersburg to Guatemala City, Vienna to the Congolese city of Bukavu, and also Munich. Including architectural gems that have remained all but unknown to date, the exhibition highlights the global connections and proliferation of the architectural style embodied by this school.
Tuesday 19 March, 7 PM
Jean Molitor will be present at the opening of the exhibition. Architectural historian Dr. Kaija Voss, who, together with Molitor published the photo book titled »Bauhaus« at publishers be.bra verlag, will give an introduction to the exhibition.