Bauhaus: Art as Life
From 3 May to 12 August 2012, the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years, Bauhaus: Art as Life, at London’s Barbican Art Gallery, presents the modern world’s most famous art school. From expressionist beginnings to a pioneering model uniting art and technology, the exhibition presents the Bauhaus’ utopian vision to change society in the aftermath of the First World War.
Bringing together more than 400 works, the show will feature an array of painting, sculpture, architecture, film, photography, furniture, graphics, product design, textiles, ceramics and theatre all set in a dynamic installation designed by award-winning architects Carmody Groarke and graphic designers APFEL.
Shown above (from top):
Club Chair from Oeser’s home by Josef Albers, 1928 – Mahogany veneer, beech wood, maple, with flat cushions. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, Photograph: Fotostudio Barsch © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany.
Tea Service by Marianne Brandt, 1924 – Tombac, nickel silver, silver and ebony. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany.
Prospectus 14 Bauhausbücher by László Moholy-Nagy, 1928 – Black and red print on white paper with wire binding © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany.