On 3rd May, 2012 London's Barbican Art Gallery opened the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK since 40 years. The innovative works of popular Bauhaus artists such as T. Lux and Lyonel Feininger, Oskar Schlemmer, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Klee, Gunta Stölzl, Josef and Anni Albers, Marianne Brandt, Wassily Kandinsky, Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius are on show until 12th August, 2012. Here are some impressions and views of the exhibition "Bauhaus: Art as Life".
The exhibition attracted between May 3rd and August 12th 101.193 visitors to the extensive look onto the Bauhaus. The fascination that the Bauhaus still performs on people is unbroken. With 180 objects on loan from the Bauhaus Archive the Barbican focussed on sculpture, pedagogical material, photography, graphic design, and architecture, as well as on documents about everyday-life at the Bauhaus. One of the key works from this collection was T. Lux Feininger's "Jump over the Bauhaus" from 1927. The Foundation Bauhaus Dessau supported the exhibition with over 100 objects, amongst them mainly typhographic printed matter and photographs. One of the most beautiful and revolutionary works from the Bauhaus Dessau's collection is the Bauhaus dress, designed by Bauhaus student Lis Beyer-Volger and executed by the Bauhaus weavery from 1928. The Weimar Classics Foundation has sent around 70 objects to London. The loan of Gunta Stölzl's wall-hanging "black-white" from 1923/24 one of the most outrageous objects from the weavery was on show.