Two Utopias – The Bauhaus and Black Mountain College

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Leap Before You Look
Black Mountain College 1933-1957

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Bauhaus Face: Irena Blühová

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Experiments with materials
(Holiday) Workshops in the Bauhaus-Archiv

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A Bauhaus Workshop for Berlin

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Symposium Householding: The World. One Household.

At the end of the exhibition "Haushaltsmesse 2015" (Householding fair 2015), Bauhaus Dessau Foundation invites internationally renown scientists as well as journalists and architects to discuss global perspectives of the "domestic affairs" in a public debate at this weekend (7 to 9 August 2015). The exhibition in the Dessau Masters' Houses shows artistic, historic, and academic positions towards householding as part of our way to live. All events have free admission and are directed to an audience that would like to rethink and discuss global contexts of our way to live with focus on nutrition, ressources, and economy. Please, visit the website of Bauhaus Dessau Foundation for the complete programme and further information on the symposium.

The Bauhaus-Archiv shows the winner of architectural competition in December

The Bauhaus celebrates its centenary in 2019. On the occasion of these major festivities, the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin will be reconstructed and expanded. After the reconstruction of the historic Bauhaus-Archiv, which was specifically designed by Walter Gropius, including an annexe to the existing building had been approved, architects were invited to send their aesthetics of a new, expanded museum. In October 2015 the winner will be elected and on display from 2 December, 2015 until 29 February, 2016 in the exhibition "DEPARTURE  – The winning designs for the new Bauhaus-Archiv" together with further awardees of the architectural competition at the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin. For further information, please visit the website of Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin.

Berlin extends Hélène Binet exhibition

On account of the public’s great interest the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin extends its current exhibition "Dialogues – Photographs by Hélène Binet" until 26th October, 2015. In the comprehensive display Binet presents poetic architectural photos – beginning with buildings by architects John Hejduk, Ludwig Leo and Le Corbusier and reaching to Peter Zumthor and Zaha Hadid. The images show an interplay between architecture and photography. They generate new landscapes within, created to develop independent existences.

Catalogue for the exhibition "Black Mountain: An Interdisciplinary Experiment 1933 –1957" published

The interdisciplinary and experimental educational ideas espoused by Black Mountain College (BMC), founded in North Carolina in 1933, made it one of the most innovative schools in the first half of the twentieth century. Visual arts, economics, physics, dance, architecture, and music were all taught here on an equal footing, and teachers and students lived together in a democratically organized community. The first rector of the school was John Andrew Rice, and Josef Albers, John Cage, Walter Gropius, and Buckminster Fuller were among the many adepts to give courses here. In consequence, BMC witnessed the development of a range of avant-garde concepts. This richly illustrated book appears in conjunction with the Black Mountain exhibition. It is the first comprehensive publication on BMC in the German-speaking world and traces the key moments in the history of this legendary school. 

Eugen Blume, Matilda Felix, Gabriele Knapstein, Catherine Nichols
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
cyan, Berlin
464 pp., German / English, 450 black-white images and 22 colour images, EUR 34.00, ISBN EN 978-3-95905-025-8