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from 26 April 2019
until 3 November 2019
Exhibition in the City's Public Spaces
Invisible Spaces recreates the spirit and life of the Bauhausler in Dessau of the 1920s.
from 4 May 2019
until 31 October 2019
Passages Bauhaus – City Installations in the Public Domain
A dot becomes a line and the line becomes a surface. Students of the Peter Behrens School of Arts in Düsseldorf start with Wassily Kandinsky’s movement study, combine it with choreographies by William Forsythe, and create on this ground three dimensional objects in the city’s public domain.
The project Passages Bauhaus – City invites visitors of the Bauhaus centenary 2019 to experience the stretch of way between the Bauhaus Building, via the main station and the Anhaltische Theater to the Bauhaus Museum Dessau in an interactive way.
Opening of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau
The opening of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau on 8 September 2019 is one of the highlights of the centenary. For the very first time the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s unique collection will be displayed in a comprehensive way and at the same time the museum will be established as location for contemporary positions that also connects the Bauhaus Buildings.
The museum is under construction in the centre of Dessau being built by addenda architects (González Hinz Zabala). The transparent architecture of the ground floor invites visitors, passers-by and citizens into the building. Here the Open Stage offers contemporary artistic positions and events.
Whether typefaces, furniture, textiles, wallpapers or buildings, the modern culture of everyday life that we take for granted today was forged in Dessau during the 1920s. After the First World War the Bauhauslers sought methods of shaping and designing the new, modern way of living. The Dessau collection is distinctive: its exhibits and objects tell the story of teaching and learning, free design and the development of industrial prototypes, artistic experiment and engagement with the marketplace at the to-date unparalleled school of design. The exhibition is called Versuchsstätte Bauhaus. The Collection.
from 11 September 2019
until 15 September 2019
The festival Stage TOTAL takes off from the historic Bauhaus stage and launches the Bauhaus Museum Dessau as a venue. The colourtone opera Violet by Wassily Kandinsky will be staged in collaboration with the Anhaltisches Theater, which is situated between the museum and the Bauhaus Building.The departure from traditional, literary theatre was written into every experiment on the Bauhaus stage. These were characterised by the desire for dramatic treatments of the pace and mechanisation of modern cities and the intensity of experience provided by popular forms of entertainment like cinemas and theme parks.
from 4 June 2019
until 6 October 2019
Triennal of Modernism
Material and Architecture
Focus on the UNESCO World Heritage – Exhibitions and tours invite to explore modernism in Dessau.