Arena extended:
From the Bauhaus to Argentina

Film screening and discussion

Wed, 18 Nov 2020
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Open Stage

The filmmaker Anne Berrini came across the only Argentine student of the Bauhaus, the photographer Horacio Coppola from Buenos Aires, many years ago while doing research. In 1932, Coppola had studied with Walter Peterhans at the Bau­ haus in Berlin and met the pho­tographer Grete Stern. They fell in love, married and left for Argentina in 1935 since Grete was Jewish. Here, the two Bauhauslers made a decisive contribution to modern photo­graphy. Grete Stern never re­ turned to Germany. In her film From the Bauhaus to Argentina, Anne Berrini retraces the jour­ney of the Bauhaus photogra­phers Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola from Germany to Ar­gentina and New York. The film­maker will be present for the film screening and discussion.