Jenny Brockmann (D)
Collective Dialogue Gertrud Grunow
In this production the visual artist Jenny Brockmann focuses on Gertrud Grunow who was the first and only female Bauhaus master teaching «Harmonisation Theory» at the Bauhaus from 1920 to 1924.
Sounds, colours and movement form the basis of Gertrud Grunow’s «Harmonisation Theory» which she taught at the Bauhaus from 1920 to 1924. Her aim was to use all of one’s senses equally and harmoniously. The class was quite popular among students and instructors alike, making Gertrud Grunow the first and only female Bauhaus master to significantly shape the Bauhaus curriculum and influence the working artists there. Later, she found herself in midst of the political controversy which ultimately led to the closure of the Bauhaus in Weimar. In this production by the visual artist Jenny Brockmann, Gertrud Grunow’s teaching methods serve as the starting point for a multipart work which begins with a series of interviews in 2018 and will conclude with an exhibition at the Kunstfest 2019.
Brockmann applies cross-media methods and unusual materials in her pieces which include installations, sculptures, drawings, film and photography. She studied Architecture, Philosophy and Art and was a master student under Rebecca Horn.
Instruction for action
How does the term «instruction for action» relate to Gertrud Grunow’s lessons, and what inspiration can it evoke today? The first collective dialogue introduces us to Grunow’s work and influence in Weimar.
Further events in this talk series
Sun, 26.8. / 11:00 Uhr, «Social dimension of design», Palais Dürckheim
Sun, 2.9. / 11:00 Uhr, «Colour Sound Movement», ACC Galerie Weimar
Paulina Olszewska, Sophia Gräfe, Space for Visual Research, Ute Ackermann
Founded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes im Fonds »Bauhaus heute« im Rahmen von »Hitze Kälte Apparate. Bauhaus – Versuche am Gleichgewicht«