Exhibitions – Retrospective

Bauhaus in action

Film exhibition and reconstruction of “Raum der Gegenwart”

Large-scale projections of original films breathe new life into the work of the historic Bauhaus, and show the work and working methods of Walter Gropius, László Moholy-Nagy, Wassily Kandinsky, Oskar Schlemmer, Kurt Schwertfeger, Kurt Kranz, Heinrich Brocksieper and Werner Graeff. The programmatic prologue shows three films – on architecture, sport and natural science – that reconstruct the film programme devised by Walter Gropius for the inauguration of the Bauhaus Building in Dessau. The epilogue features interviews with both teachers and students at the Bauhaus.
The film exhibition is accompanied by a revival of Moholy-Nagys “Raum der Gegenwart” on the Bauhaus Stage. To mark this anniversary year, Kai-Uwe Hemken and Jakob Gebert realise this visionary project by the Hungarian Bauhaus Master, dating from 1930, for the first time. The Light-Space Modulator, kinetic walls, film projections, undulating glass walls and much more shape a spatial artwork that revolutionised the history of exhibition design, the art of the environment and the new media.