Funding of the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin is assured
Minister of State, Monika Grütters, and the governing mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, have signed today an administrative agreement about the funding of the Bauhaus-Archiv. With an overall sum of 56.2 Mio. € the financial requirements are now ensured to restore and enlarge the Bauhaus-Archiv. Berlin's mayor, Michael Müller, arguments: "The Bauhaus collection of the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin is one of the most important worldwide and the building of Walter Gropius is among the architectural highlights of Berlin. In the past ten years the museum could double the number of visitors. With the now initiated restoration and enlargement of the Bauhaus-Archiv it will finally find its appropriate place within the many museums of Berlin. A wonderful and important present for the centenary of the Bauhaus in 2019!"
Open Call – „Light at the Bauhaus“
Until 30 June 2015 the Bauhaus in Dessau invites students and young artists who work or study light design, architecture, stage design or scenography to apply for a workshop with the famous artist Philipp Geist. In an intensive 10-day-workshop, light and video projections, light objects or accesible space installations will be created and subsequently presented at the Bauhaus festivities from 4 until 5 September 2015 with immense public and medial attention. For further information and applicaiton conditions go to: http://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/open-call-licht-am-bauhaus.html.
Saxony is invited to be part of the Bauhaus Verbund 2019
The Bauhaus Kooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar has suggested to invite the free state of Saxony to become part of the Bauhaus Verbund 2019. On 2 July 2015, the curatorship of the Bauhaus Verbund 2019 will decide if Saxony will be a future member. Saxony's secretary of the interior, Markus Ulbig, said there are many traces of the Bauhaus in the free state and Saxony will thus happily accept the invitation. Ulbig recognizes the chance to show Saxony's classical modern side in architecture. Bauhaus traces can be found in multiple Saxonian places. Josef Alber's, for example, designed the staircase window for the Grassi Museum in Leipzig and Oskar Schlemmer planned a one-family house in Zwenkau near Leipzig. Furthermore the Saxonian company Kamdem modernized the lighting industry in cooperation with the Bauhaus. Not least one of the most popular Bauhaus students, the metal designer Marianne Brandt whose works are synonymous with the Bauhaus until today, came from Chemnitz and spent most of her life there. Today the Marianne-Brandt Prize is annually offered.
Berlin initiates international competition concerning the Bauhaus-Archiv
The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum of Design in Berlin will expand its walls on occasion of the centennial of the Bauhaus in 2019. The architectural competition comprises the restoration of the existant building, once planned by Walter Gropius, and a new building for the museum. Architects from all over the world may apply for participation until 11 June 2015.