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 The historical reference point for the exhibition curated by Kai-Uwe Hemken (Kunsthochschule Kassel), Christoph Schaden (Technische Hochschule Nürnberg GSO) and Kris Scholz (Hochschule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

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Admission: 5 €, 3 € concessions

Friday, August 23, 2019

Rachel Maclean / Tales of Disunion

12:00 AM 12:00 AM Rachel Maclean / Tales of Disunion Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Bauhaus and Photography. On a New Vision in Contemporary Art

12:00 AM 12:00 AM Bauhaus and Photography. On a New Vision in Contemporary Art Kunsthalle Darmstadt

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Out Stealing Horses

8:30 PM - 12:00 AM Out Stealing Horses Cinema

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Talk: Opinions and Leads: Creativity versus money, or just good old friends?

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Talk: Opinions and Leads: Creativity versus money, or just good old friends? Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: Creativity in chains. The dictatorship of the financiers, public supporters, studios and the crowd.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Talk: Creativity in chains. The dictatorship of the financiers, public supporters, studios and the crowd. Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: New Formats: How will the process of creativity change in the future?

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Talk: New Formats: How will the process of creativity change in the future? Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: New Stories: The future of storytelling in all media fields

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Talk: New Stories: The future of storytelling in all media fields Frankfurt Book Fair

Think Tank: Hard facts. Guided Think Tank Format with output

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Think Tank: Hard facts. Guided Think Tank Format with output Frankfurt Book Fair

Glossary of Broken Dreams

4:00 PM Glossary of Broken Dreams Cinema

Lecture: Oh! On Real Fictions and Fictional Realities

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Lecture: Oh! On Real Fictions and Fictional Realities Frankfurt Book Fair

Hurry Slowly

6:00 PM Hurry Slowly Cinema

My Little One

9:00 PM My Little One Cinema

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Talk: Opinions and leads: Interdisciplinary collaborations are the future!

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Talk: Opinions and leads: Interdisciplinary collaborations are the future! Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: We all learn from each other!

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Talk: We all learn from each other! Frankfurt Book Fair

Think Tank: Hard facts about interdisciplinary collaborations

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Think Tank: Hard facts about interdisciplinary collaborations Frankfurt Book Fair

World premiere! Book presentation: B3 welcomes MIT and its 50 years of arts, science and technology

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM World premiere! Book presentation: B3 welcomes MIT and its 50 years of arts, science and technology Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: Content can be transformed into any kind of format!

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Talk: Content can be transformed into any kind of format! Frankfurt Book Fair

Lecture: In the Cave. On Reality and Power

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Lecture: In the Cave. On Reality and Power Frankfurt Book Fair

Harajuku

4:00 PM Harajuku Cinema

THE GAMES QUARTETT

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM THE GAMES QUARTETT Frankfurt Book Fair

Tito

6:00 PM Tito Cinema

Bauhaus Women - Film screening and talk with filmmaker Nico Weber and historian Anja Baumhoff

7:30 PM Bauhaus Women - Film screening and talk with filmmaker Nico Weber and historian Anja Baumhoff Kunsthalle Darmstadt

GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY

8:30 PM GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY Cinema

Friday, October 18, 2019

ADAM

4:00 PM ADAM Cinema

God of the Piano

6:00 PM God of the Piano Cinema

Saturday, October 19, 2019

B3 short films

2:00 PM B3 short films Cinema

Talk: I am an actress. I am an actor. I am known, creative and cool! Between cliche and reality.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Talk: I am an actress. I am an actor. I am known, creative and cool! Between cliche and reality. Frankfurt Book Fair

The Wall of Mexico

4:00 PM The Wall of Mexico Cinema

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Norway’s best series in one afternoon

2:00 PM Norway’s best series in one afternoon Cinema

Blind Spot

8:30 PM Blind Spot Cinema

Friday, November 8, 2019

Metropolis with live music by Trioglyzerin

7:00 PM Metropolis with live music by Trioglyzerin Murnau Film Theatre in Wiesbaden

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Illusion Nature. Digital Worlds

12:00 AM 12:00 AM Illusion Nature. Digital Worlds Museum Sinclair-Haus

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Art - digital?!

7:00 PM Art - digital?! Museum Sinclair-Haus

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Der letzte Mann with live music by Gramm Art Project

7:30 PM Der letzte Mann with live music by Gramm Art Project Murnau Film Theatre in Wiesbaden