“Let us desire, conceive and create,” Walter Gropius writes in the Bauhaus founding manifesto, “the new building of the future together. It will combine architecture, sculpture and painting in a single form, and will one day rise toward the heavens from the hands of a million workers as the crystalline symbol of a new and coming faith.” You may have noticed by now that this is the year of Bauhaus—100 years since its founding in 1919, in Weimar, Germany. A weeklong celebration takes place in the country of its birth. —J.V.
Other events celebrating the centenary of the Bauhaus: “Reflex Bauhaus: 40 Objects, 5 Conversations,” Design Museum, Munich (February 8, 2019 – February 2, 2020); “Arresting Fragments: Object Photography at the Bauhaus,” MIT Museum, Boston (March 28 – September 1, 2019); “Bauhaus Beginnings,” The Getty Center, Los Angeles (June 11 – October 13, 2019); and the opening of the Bauhaus Museum, Dessau (September 8, 2019).
Bauhaus Week Berlin was featured in the August 31, 2019 issue of Air Mail. Read on