Out of the Display Case: Talks about Objects
Coffee from the lab

Thurs, 24 Oct 2019, 6–8 pm
Admission free
Bauhaus Museum Dessau

There’s no denying the similarities between ­Gerhard Marck’s Sintrax coffee machine and chemistry lab apparatus. Taking this as the ­starting point, modern coffee machines are ­examined more closely – and at the same time coffee, a beverage that is produced and consumed with ever greater frequency today, is ­discussed along with the impacts this has.

The series:
Out of the Display Case: Talks about Objects

Museumsobjekte fordern Abstand. Deshalb ­befinden sie sich hinter Glas. Viele in der Ausstellung Versuchsstätte Bauhaus im Bauhaus Museum Dessau gezeigten ­Objekte gehören heute zu ­unserem Alltag. Was macht ­diese Dinge zu Museums­objekten? Und in welcher Verwandtschaft ­stehen sie zu unserer Lebens­weise? Die Reihe Aus der Vitrine führt die Besucher*innen näher heran. Sie bringt Objekte mit ihnen ins Gespräch und knüpft an heutige Alltags­erfahrungen an.

Further events from this series:

Stereotyped furniture – modular furniture – fitted cupboards
Thurs, 21 Nov 2019, 6–8 pm

Marcel Breuer designed the ti 66 glass-fronted cupboard in 1926. It consists of individual parts that can be combined as required and already prefigures the dissolution of big solid cupboard volumes. Later, furniture systems by Franz Ehrlich, Hans Gugelot and Rudolf Horn advanced the idea in favour of variable interiors. So how much Bauhaus is there in fitted cupboards?

Change of scene
Thurs, 19 Dec 2019, 6–8 pm

Elsa Thiemann came a cropper at a students’ competition in 1930 with her decorative designs for Bauhaus wallpaper, which did not fit the notion of pragmatic Bauhaus design. Yet Thiemann’s abstract photo wallpaper introduced a sense ­of poetry into apartments. Does the wish for paradise within your own four walls now take the shape of large-format sunsets or palm-fringed beaches?