The hundred-year anniversary of the Bauhaus School

A wide programe of events celebrates the legacy of this artistic movement

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In 1919 the Bauhaus School of Design in Weimar (Germany) was created by the architect and urban planner Walter Gropius; a revolutionary school that taught art, architecture, theatre and other artistic trades. In 1933 Nazism ended the experiment. This year the Bauhaus Association celebrates the centenary of the birth of the institution to highlight its important legacy.

The festival will take place between January 16 and 24 at the Berlin Academy of Arts. The program is wide and has very different formats: concerts, installations, dance shows, films, conferences and workshops for a broad range of audiences.

The website set up for the anniversary celebrations offers an interesting route of the buildings of the institution – many of them inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List – and mainly in the cities of Weimar, Dessau and Bernau, but also in others. This is undoubtedly an excellent opportunity to get to know the work, theories and the experiments of Bauhaus artists as relevant as Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee or Lyonel Feininger.

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