Gropius House || Fictional: Charlotte Posenenske / Alexis Lowry and Hannes Bajohr
Do, 30. September 2021 – 5 p.m.
>> registration required
The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation invites you to the opening of the exhibition Haus Gropius || Fictional: Charlotte Posenenske / Alexis Lowry and Hannes Bajohr on Thursday, 30 September 2021 – 5 pm.
Between 1967 and 1968, Charlotte Posenenske developed a series of modular sculptural objects whose forms were derived from the language of urban infrastructure. The elements of each series were industrially produced in unlimited quantities, sold at cost, and could be assembled by their "customers" into infinitely variable combinations of their choosing. By foregrounding the industrial production process and relinquishing control of the "finished" artwork to her audience, Posenenske proposed a model of artistic production that resists the notion of domination in favour of the participatory and democratic.
On 30 September, curator Alexis Lowry and architect Diana Mangaser will collaborate with the Bauhaus arts and crafts team from 3-5pm to assemble elements of Posenenske's modular DW series into sculptural configurations that will be displayed throughout the exhibition. Bauhaus visitors are invited to play with the models designed by Mangaser to develop sculptures for the exhibition. Bauhaus staff will then assemble these forms using Posenenske's DW series. These crowd-sourced designs will be on view until winter, when the elements will be rearranged again.
Hannes Bajohr has researched historical documents relating to the Masters' Houses – such as inventory lists, cost statements, rental agreements and legal correspondence – in his residence in Dessau; he is interested in the archival level of the infrastructure. He has transformed this collected textual material through appropriation and certain textual procedures (such as restructuring the textual material according to conjunctions) into posters with a serial character, which are posted in the exterior space of the Masters' Houses, where they refer to the normally invisible historical background of the houses.
The works by Alexis Lowry and Hannes Bajohr can be seen at Haus Gropius until 10 April 2022.
Admission is free. Due to the protective measures taken to combat the Corona pandemic, attendance at the exhibition opening is only possible for guests who have registered in advance.
Please register by 29 September 2021.
Please note that participation can only be permitted with proof of a negative Corona rapid test (carried out max. 24 hours before the start of the event; no self-test) or with proof of full vaccination protection or with proof of a confirmed Covid 19 infection. This is prescribed by the current containment ordinance of the state of Saxony-Anhalt.