Bauhaus Shanghai Stalinallee Ha-Neu. The life of architect Richard Paulick, 1903–1979
25 June – 23 Aug 2020
The exhibition portrays the life of architect Richard Paulick: From the Bauhaus in Dessau and his time in Shanghai to building within a national tradition on Stalinalle and the return to modernism. During a time in the early 1950s when the Bauhaus was perceived as “formalist” and “cosmopolitan” in the GDR, the Bauhaus member Paulick became “head of the construction team at Stalin alle”. This despite the fact that he had resisted the historicist turn in the GDR’s building industry at first. In the mid-1950s the industrialisation of the building industry and a return to modernity gained popularity – and Paulick seemed the right man to lead the development of entire cities such as Hoyerswerda, Schwedt and Halle Neustadt.
An exhibition by the Hermann Henselmann Foundation.