Bauhaus Dessau

Gropius House || Fictional
Sofia Dona, Mara Genschel and Andrea Acosta

Exhibition of the Bauhaus Residency
Sofia Dona and Mara Genschel
8 Jul – 12 Sep 2021
daily 10 am – 5 pm

Exhibition of the Bauhaus Residency
Andrea Acosta
8 Jul – 14 Nov 2021
daily 10 am – 5 pm

Over the past weeks and months, the artists Sofia Dona and Andrea Acosta as well as the writer Mara Genschel have dealt intensively with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Masters' Houses in Dessau, but also with various infrastructures. New, impressive works have emerged that bring the often hidden foundations of everyday life to light. In terms of content, they deal with everything from hunting and publishing to the stones with which the Masters' Houses were once built.

This year, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is increasingly focusing on the topic of infrastructures as part of its programmes. The traces of the exploitation of resources that modern comfort had as its background are still present in the landscape around Dessau today. The structural legacies of Bauhaus modernism form an ideal starting point for critically questioning the connection between modernism and its infrastructure.

A programme in cooperation with Literaturhaus Berlin and Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig.