Conversations around the Table: Stories about an Enlivened Modern Object
Symposium of the Bauhaus Lab 2019

Thursday, 5 September 2019
11 am – 5 pm
Bauhaus Building, room 2.22

The exhibition opening of the 2019 Bauhaus Lab exhibition Handle with Care: Unpacking a Bulky Table on 5 September 2019 is accompanied by an international symposium in which the participants of the programme together with scholars and curators will critically reflect upon the “making of the museum object”.

In three roundtables, the participants of the Bauhaus Lab will discuss the standards, formats and epistemologies that constitute collection objects with Albena Yaneva (University of Manchester), Johanna Agerman Ross (Victoria & Albert Museum London) Marcelo Rezende (Archiv der Avantgarden, Dresden), and Julia Schäfer (Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig).

The event will be held in English; admission is free.


11 am – 12.30 pm
Labelling Objects: Collecting and Exhibiting
Round table
Bauhaus Lab contributions: Hanan Kataw, Roxanna Brands
Statements: Julia Schäfer, Johanna Agerman Ross

1.30 – 3 pm
Dimensions of Materiality
Round table
Bauhaus Lab contributions: Simon Mitchell, Gabriela Szałanska
Statements: Albena Yaneva, Marcelo Rezende

3 – 4 pm
Alternative Narratives: Design History vs Stories of Things
Round table
Bauhaus Lab contributions: Lisa Andreani, Louise Rietvink, Marianna Czwojdrak

4 – 5 pm
Concluding discussion

5 pm – open end
Exhibition opening and reception