From Bauhaus to Our House (about 20 mins by bike)

2009.07.20

Just a quickie to promote the Modell Bauhaus, opening this week at Martin Gropius Bau until 4th October.  It combines the forces of the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, who between them are displaying around 1,000 objects; it’s the largest ever Bauhaus exhibition.  More is more, as Mies didn’t say.

Anyway, went to the press opening this morning and would recommend going.  The exhibition is well designed (chezweitz & roseapple) and organised chronologically, with each period allocated a colour (referencing Johannes Itten’s colour sphere, apparently).  The final room, detailing the closure of the Bauhaus in 1933, ends in black.

Also included is Do-It-Yourself Bauhaus, artist Christine Hill’s installation occupying much of the main atrium (see first two pics).

If for some reason this enormouse dose of seminal modernism is not enough for you, the Gropius Bau is also hosting its leg of the Le Corb tour – Le Corbusier, Kunst und Architektur, which I haven’t seen yet.