17.8. - 2.9.2018

    Chats in the Bauhaus Kitchen

    In the turbulent years following the war, revolution and the founding of a new republic, society struggled to find people were capable of shaping the new order. During this phase, numerous artists, architects and designers assumed leadership roles. With the founding of the Bauhaus in 1919, students and instructors alike had the opportunity to propose new ways of organising life in the modern industrial age. The Bauhaus represented an exploratory relationship with respect to materials, forms and knowledge, and offered the economically unstable and politically fragile Weimar Republic with a constructive, aesthetic and realisable social utopia. The Bauhaus was an artists’ republic and engineering salon, a laboratory and an experiment.

    In the series «Chats in the Bauhaus Kitchen», the Kunstfest Weimar asks experts, researchers, artists and the audience: What does «being modern» mean today, 100 years after the founding of the Bauhaus in the middle of the 21st century?

    During each chat, visitors will be invited to enjoy snacks and refreshments from the Bauhaus kitchen.


    Gropius praised the Bauhaus architecture with the words: «No one is disturbed by another in this apartment» The new cities would be designed to be spacious, orderly and uncongested. He envisioned modern people leading lives »objectively« and «methodically». For this reason, the members of the Bauhaus experimented with new forms and new material culture. At the Museum of Pre- and Ancient History, we investigate the catalysts that have determined cultural trends past and present. How does the craft of life come about? Nowadays, this important craft not only involves finding ways to address climate change, but also phenomena like mobility and social diversity.

    Includes a short tour of the «Ice Age» by museum director Dr. Diethard Walter.

    Furter events in this talk series
    Wed, 29.8. / 18:00 Uhr, »Balancen«, ACC Galerie Weimar
    Thu, 30.8. / 18:00 Uhr, »Hitze«, ehemalige Dorfner-Werkstatt

    Janek Müller, Niklas Hoffmann-Walbeck

    Kunstfest Weimar

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

    Supported by Landesbetrieb für Bau- und Liegenschaftsmanagement Sachsen-Anhalt

    Foto: «ice», Dana Keller

    Foto: «ice», Dana Keller



    Tue 21.08.


    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 »Kollektiver Dialog Gertrud Grunow«

    Knowledge of German required

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