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"workshop Bauhaus - projects 1994 - 2004"
2005-05-14 until 2004-08-22
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is a centre for design, research and teaching. It is a workshop that provides an open environment, enabling experimentation and discovery, and it is an international, networked forum for urban research and design. The key concept in all areas of the Foundationís work is the critical reflection of Modernism, which forms a bridge between the historical Bauhaus and the Bauhaus as it is today. The Foundation focuses on architecture, urban design, design, fine art, and the preservation, research, and communication of Bauhaus cultural heritage.
The exhibition "Workshop Bauhaus 1994Ė2004", celebrating the Bauhaus Dessau Foundationís 10th anniversary, provides an insight into the Foundationís work and its philosophical roots. Models, installations, plans, photos and films of workshop projects, shown alongside important historical Bauhaus exhibits illustrate the Foundationís current work i. e. teaching at the International Bauhaus Kolleg, urban design projects/experiments and stage projects, and provide a showcase for the research into, and collection on, Modernism.
THE FOUNDATION BAUHAUS DESSAU TODAY
The Bauhaus, founded in Weimar 1919 by Walter Gropius, was Germany's most famous and most avant-garde art and design school. || The Bauhaus Building in Dessau was constructed based on designs by Walter Gropius in 1925/26 when the political situation in Weimar forced the school to move to Dessau. || It was this building's architecture as well as the Bauhaus' significance for architecture and design in the 20th century that motivated the UNESCO to add the Bauhaus Building and the Master Houses close by to their World Heritage List in December 1996. || Today's Bauhaus Dessau Foundation was founded in 1994 and is a public institution, supported by the Land of Saxony Anhalt, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Town of Dessau. || The statutes name two goals: To preserve and convey the historic heritage of the Bauhaus as well as to make it accessible to the public, and, in view of the historic Bauhaus' ideas and approaches to contribute to solving the problems of design for living in today's environment.