17.8. - 2.9.2018

    Jenny Brockmann (D)

    Collective Dialogue Gertrud Grunow

    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.

    Social dimension of design

    What social dimension does formative art and design give rise to, and how is it related to the sense of the individual and community?

    Further events in this talk series
    Sun, 19.8. / 11:00 Uhr, «Instruction for action», Bauhaus-Universität, Oberlichtsaal
    Sun, 2.9. / 11:00 Uhr, «Colour Sound Movement», ACC Galerie Weimar

    Jenny Brockmann

    Paulina Olszewska, Ines Weizman, Hartmut Böhme, Fritz von Klinggräf

    Kunstfest Weimar

    Founded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes im Fonds »Bauhaus heute« im Rahmen von »Hitze Kälte Apparate. Bauhaus – Versuche am Gleichgewicht«



    Sun 26.08.


    Additional information & price

    Duration ca. 1h 30, no intermission

    Tickets € 5 / reduced start at € 3
    1 € reduction from the 3rd talk on (only available at DNT theater box office),
    combinable with talk series «Chats in the Bauhaus kitchen»

    In German and English language

Europäische UnionWeimarer Sommer