It's All Design
1 April to 14 August 2016
The Bauhaus was one of the most influential cultural institutions of the twentieth century. Like a melting pot, it brought together the formative trends of the European avant-garde. It has acquired near-mythical status as the cradle of international modernism, but it also became the epitome of the modern design cliché: geometric, industrial cool. The exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum is the first to offer a comprehensive survey of the Bauhaus concept of design. Presenting a large number of rarely shown objects from the realms of design, architecture, art, film and photography, it documents the development processes and social ideas that informed them. At the same time, it juxtaposes the Bauhaus idea with current design developments, for example the digital revolution, and works by numerous contemporary designers and artists. This contemporary perspective reveals new facets of the Bauhaus and highlights its undiminished relevance. Among the designers and artists presented are Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Lyonel Feininger, Joseph Grima, Walter Gropius, Enzo Mari, Olaf Nicolai, Open Desk, Adrian Sauer, Oskar Schlemmer and many others.
An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, and the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein