Berlin 1919-2019: Celebrating a Century of Bauhaus
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Berlin 1919-2019: Celebrating a Century of Bauhaus

It’s the revolutionary design style that rocked the world in 1919. Here are some ways to honour its legacy in 2019.

Officially created in 1919 under Germany’s Weimar Republic, Bauhaus has spread throughout the world to become one of the most influential architectural styles of the 20th century. In 2019, cultural institutions all over Berlin are hosting special events and exhibitions to celebrate its history.

100 Years Bauhaus - The Opening Festival at Akademie der Künste

Curated by Bettina Wagner-Bergelt, this extraordinary nine-day opening festival starting on January 16, 2019 will celebrate the ties between the Bauhaus movement and the contemporary art world. The line-up will include art installations, live concerts, dance, theatre and interactive workshops.

Bauhaus and Photography at the Museum für Fotografie

This striking photography exhibit, which runs from April 12 through August 25, highlights the stylistic parallels between the avant-garde of the art world in the 1930s and the present day. Works by more than 200 prominent artists including Kris Scholz, Erich Consemüller, Thomas Ruff, Dominique Teufen, Antje Hanebeck, Douglas Gordon and Viviane Sassen will be showcased.

Bauhaus imaginista at Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Focusing on the complex geopolitical context and factors surrounding the creation and development of Bauhaus, this exhibition will be shown both in Berlin and in cultural spaces in Brazil, Japan, China and Russia, on top of cultural symposiums and workshops in countries including the United States and Nigeria.

Bauhaus Week Berlin

Whatever else you do, don’t miss Bauhauswoche Berlin, held from August 31 through September 8, when places all over the city will host special events and exhibitions. The week is already a high point in Berlin’s cultural calendar, since it starts with Long Night of the Museums and culminates in Day of the Open Monuments.

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