Bauhaus and Photography. On a New Vision in Contemporary Art

The Kunsthalle Darmstadt ist Parcours Partner of the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2019.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary program of the Bauhaus, the international group exhibition Bauhaus and Photography. On a New Vision in Contemporary Art (29 September 2019 - 01 January 2020) examines how the experimental visual language of the Bauhaus artists continues to influence the further development of artistic strategies, especially photographic strategies. On show are works by thirteen established contemporary artists as well as students from the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and the Technical University of Nuremberg, which formally and content-wise tie in with the works of New Vision. On October 17, filmmaker Nico Weber will be showing excerpts from her film series Bauhaus Women which was nominated for the Grimme Prize. Following the screening, she will meet Professor Anja Baumhoff, a pioneer of gender research who examines the distribution of gender roles at the Bauhaus.


About the Exhibition

Bauhaus und die Fotografie. Zum Neuen Sehen in der Gegenwartskunst (Bauhaus and Photography. A New Vision in Contemporary Art) at the Kunsthalle Darmstadt is open to the public from 29 September 2019 to 5 January 2020. Works by thirteen established contemporary artists will be on show, each drawing on the works of New Vision (Neues Sehen) with regards to form and content. The historical reference point for the exhibition curated by Kai-Uwe Hemken (Kunsthochschule Kassel), Christoph Schaden (Technische Hochschule Nürnberg GSO) and Kris Scholz (Hochschule Darmstadt) is the legendary Werkbundschau Film und Foto (FiFo), which caused a sensation in 1929 in Stuttgart, Berlin, Zurich and other cities. Back then, Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy curated one room on the history and one on the future of photography. The concept and appearance of those rooms, however, are only documented in fragments. At the Kunsthalle Darmstadt, parts of Moholy-Nagy's exhibition can be experienced as a material and virtual reconstruction. Together with the exhibited photographic works by contemporary artists, the reconstructions enable a dialogue between the historical event and the present.

The exhibition project is supported by the Fonds Bauhaus heute of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art and the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. The event Bauhaus Women with Nico Weber and Anja Baumhoff is also part of the program of the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2019, which presents a film installation by Nico Weber as well.

Kunsthalle Darmstadt

Steubenplatz 1, 64293 Darmstadt

www.kunsthalle-darmstadt.de

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Admission: 5 €, 3 € concessions

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