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from 17 January 2018
until 19 September 2018
For the Bauhauslers, movement was essential for creativity. The Open Workshop takes up this idea by inviting children and young people to design and build drawing machines or explore animated lines. There will be opportunities to experiment with diverse techniques and materials, design posters, print and bind books. The experiments are digital, analogue, colourful or minimal – the possibilities are virtually endless.
Ages 8 – 14
Every Wednesday, 4 – 6 pm (except school holidays)
Meeting point: Visitor Centre Bauhaus Dessau
Gropiusallee 38, 06846 Dessau-Roßlau
Free admission, no registration required
from 22 March 2018
until 31 October 2018
Exhibition: Carl Fieger. From Bauhaus to Bauakademie
Carl Fieger (1893–1960) made architectural history with his first building. The single-family house in Dessau (1924) remained an experimental building, but also contributed significantly to the endeavour to set new standards in housing construction. As an employee in the offices of Peter Behrens and Walter Gropius he was involved in creating iconic buildings like the Fagus Factory in Alfeld (1922-25) or the Bauhaus Building in Dessau (1925/26).
Carl Fieger left his mark on modern architecture. He had an eye for standardisation and later put his experience with prefabricated parts and new materials to use as a research assistant at the Deutsche Bauakademie, the German university of architecture in East Berlin. In 1953 he built the first prefabricated building in Berlin, which hid its construction method behind a traditional facade.
The exhibition highlights the complete oeuvre of the architect, designer and distinguished draftsman and rediscovers Fieger in his original drawings, architectural models and furniture – as a designer, who combines new standards with individual expression.
Opening times: daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bauhaus Dessau
Admission: Bauhaus-Ticket 7.50 €, concessions 4.50 €
The Bauhaus and the Anhaltische Landesbücherei present:
Dada and Bauhaus
Nothing seems to be further away from the Bauhaus than the anarchic art of Dadaism. In fact, the supposed nonsense of the Dadaists concealed serious concerns. So it is no surprise that notorious Dadaists such as Kurt Schwitters and Johannes Baader were invited to the Bauhaus in Dessau to present their art.
The Anhaltische Landesbücherei cooperates for this lecture with the Bauhaus Dessau.
Introduction and moderation: Peter Bernhard, Torsten Blume, Wolfgang Thöner
The Anhaltische Landesbücherei presents a series of readings at the Bauhaus Dessau.
International Museum Day and curator guided tour "Carl Fieger. From Bauhaus to Bauakademie"
Talk by Bauhaus Lab 2018: Houses off the Production Line: The “Packaged House System” of Walter Gropius and Konrad Wachsmann
The Bauhauslers worked towards systematisation, but were also creative. The talk series introduces modern projects and systems that addressed the ambivalent alliance between the pursuit of order and the shaping of society.
The Talk Series is part of the supporting programme to the exhibtion Carl Fieger. From Bauhaus to Bauakademie.
Presentation Bauhaus Residency: Anael Berkovitz
For three months Anael Berkovitz lived and worked in the Masters' Houses. She worked on memory and remembrance, and the imprint memory leaves behind in architecture and other forms. Her great-grandparents lived in the “Schminke House” by the modernist architect Hans Scharoun, built according to their specifications in the town of Löbau in Saxony.
At the end of their Bauhaus Residence, the artist presents a selection of their works. After the presentation there will be an Apéro at the House Schlemmer.
Gropius House, Master's Houses
Ebertallee 59, 06846 Dessau-Roßlau