Kick-off for Bauhaus jubilee in Dessau
Ready for the museum?
23 February 2019
2 pm – 9 pm
Bauhaus Museum Dessau
2019 marks the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus. In Dessau this year there is a varied programme and some changes. The highlight of the centenary in Dessau is the opening of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau on 8 September. There, for the first time, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s collection will be shown extensively. At the same time, the museum's central location creates new connections in the city.
These connections are taken up by the Bauhaus Festivals Dessau, among others. The festivals School Fundamental, Architectur Radical and Stage Total deal with the pedagogical, architectural and performative concepts of the Bauhaus from today's perspective in very different ways. Together with international artists, designers and interested visitors, spaces such as the newly opened Bauhaus buildings (Bauhaus Buildings Dessau: Originals retold) and free spaces for experiments will be conquered.
The opening event of the centenary year in Dessau is one such experiment: the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is making the Open Stage in the new museum building accessible to visitors for the first time. In music, performances and conversations, everyone can get an impression of the varied programme in Dessau and immerse themselves for a whole day in the Bauhaus centenary.
Admission is free.
For security reasons, the number of visitors is limited, so there may be waiting times.
"Ready for the museum?" Kick-off for Bauhaus jubilee in Dessau
P r o g r a m
2 – 3 pm
Opening with tour
> Scenes from movement play "Graphic. Plastic. Cosmic. Pantomime in glass"
> Presentation of the centenary programme in Dessau by Dr. Claudia Perren, Director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
> Greetings by Rainer Robra, Head of the State Chancellery and Minister of Culture in Saxony-Anhalt and Peter Kuras, Lord Mayor of the City of Dessau-Roßlau
> joint tour through the Bauhaus course
3 pm, 4.30 pm, 6.15 pm
> The duo William Overcash (violin) / Moritz Schneidewendt (clarinet), artist of the Centenary Residency at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the Kurt-Weill Festival, is dedicated to new sounds and unknown spaces. The duo tries to discover and construct the new space of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau.
KAMIKAZE: Lecture Performance
> Nude drawing played a central role in Oskar Schlemmer's teaching at the Bauhaus. The artists Siri Hjorth, Sebastian Kjølaas and Mikael Brkić (Prosjektskolen, Oslo) explore its limits: The models become costumed actors, the course becomes a lecture performance.
3.15 pm, 4 pm
B-A-U-Haus: Dancing together!
> open offer to join in with Gabriella Gilardi
Bauhaus Speed Dating
> Bauhaus experts will be available to answer your questions in brief one-on-one discussions.
Workshop: Oranges and cards
> How does space relate to surface, how does the microcosm relate to the macrocosm? Jo Krausse and students of the Master COOP Design Research and visitors will investigate what these questions have to do with the act of peeling oranges.
Build a letter in 3D!
> Open offer to participate with designer Alexander Lech.
3.45, 4.45 pm
Movement game: Graphic. Plastic. Cosmic. Pantomime in glass
> An interpretation of the piece "Secrets" (1904) by Paul Scheerbarth and the "Dance in Glass" by Oskar Schlemmer" (1929), together with the Kuwasawa Design School Tokyo and Anhalt University Dessau.
Concert: Kurt Schwitters' "Ursonate"
> A Dadaistic sound poem in four movements with Thomas Krüger, Anke Lucks and Potsa Lotsa.
"Lotte at the Bauhaus" with introduction
> The feature film "Lotte am Bauhaus" is produced by UFA Fiction under the direction of MDR in collaboration with ARD Degeto and SWR for Das Erste.
The organisers reserve the right to deny access to the event to persons belonging to right-wing extremist parties or organisations, belonging to the right-wing extremist scene or who have already appeared in the past through racist, nationalist, antisemitic or other inhuman statements, or to exclude them from the event.