changing exhibitions within the overall exhibition
On Collecting presents new groups of objects in the Dessau collection
or objects that have not been assigned a permanent place in the museum. Be Hosted invites curators
and objects from international Bauhaus collections, while Experimental Space sets out how the Bauhaus Agents run projects with schools in Dessau-Roßlau. Small experiments and design tasks offer visitors a chance to try things out for themselves.
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Admission included in the ticket Bauhaus Museum Dessau.
Photographs by Otto Umbehr (Umbo). New Acquisition
8 Sept 2019 – 26 Jan 2020
Alongside László Moholy-Nagy, Otto Maximilian Umbehr (1920 – 1980), known as Umbo, is one of the most important photo artists associated with the Bauhaus. To this day he remains sym- bolic of Modernist photography, combining the formal language of New Objectivity with Expressionist ideas. This Intermezzo shows the photo- graphs that the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation has received from the joint acquisition by Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Berlinische Galerie and Sprengel Museum Hannover.
Pre-course – light – material
8 Sept – 31 Dec 2019
At the Schattenwerfer inspired by Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack’s appliance for playfully casting light, you can control your own play of light and view the results on a screen in the room. The László Moholy-Nagy audio track describes the masters life and work and practical experiences with the preliminary course exercises. And the film Bauhaus Agenten Dessau – Die School Projects gives an idea of the projects and cooperation between the Bauhaus Agents programme and the partner schools involved.
The Architect’s Workplace
Friedrich Karl Engemann
from 13 February 2020
The focus is on the bookcase and work cupboard from Friedrich Karl Engemann's living room and study. The Bauhäusler's design approach is evident in the four houses he designed in 1929/30 in the Fischereiweg. Engemann designed the entire furnishings for his own house. The special feature was the multifunctional book and work cupboard: a hybrid of a living room cupboard, drawing table, writing table and graphics cupboard.
The Basic Course at the Ulm School of Design (HfG)
8 Sept 2019 – 19 Jan 2020
Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm (1953–1968) is widely considered one of the most influential design colleges in the Bauhaus Dessau tradition. This tradition included the concept of a basic course, one that was mandatory for all students. The HfG Archiv / Museum Ulm holds an outstanding collection of works created in the basic course run by Walter Peterhans and Josef Albers, a selection of which is guesting at the Bauhaus Museum Dessau.