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BAU1HAUS – Modernism Around the Globe
March 12 @ 12:00 - 13:30
Join AWC ladies to view an exhibit of photographs at the Willy-Brandt-Haus by Berlin photographer Jean Molitor, who documents the influence of the German Bauhaus movement on architecture and design around the world. It’s his passion – and there’s nowhere he won’t travel to pursue it.
Cost = Free, must bring ID
Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919 in Weimar. He brought arts and crafts together in a new kind of concept. In fine arts today, the historic Bauhaus is regarded as one of the great success stories of the twentieth century. Although it only existed for a mere fourteen years – from 1919 to 1933 – it is still known around the world as the home of the classic modern avant-garde in both the fine and the applied arts, as well as in architecture. The Bauhaus continues to resonate to this day and remains a considerable influence upon the imagery of modernist movements.
Since 2009, photographer Jean Molitor has been tracking these Bauhaus heirs across the world. Molitor’s art project focuses on the aesthetic of these buildings: he sees them as the central element in a movement that inspired an epoch, leading architecture, art, and design out of Art Nouveau and into modernism.