bauhaus imaginista: Corresponding With
2018.08.04 sat. - 10.08 mon.
bauhaus imaginista is an international project designed to mark the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus (a progressive and comprehensive school for art and design that was established in the German city of Weimar in 1919) by organizing exhibitions, symposiums, and workshops throughout the world. As part of this project, Corresponding With takes the "Bauhaus Manifesto," a statement of the school's educational philosophy issued at the time it opened, as its starting point. The exhibition examines how the institution's distinctive curriculum, with a special emphasis on preliminary courses, influenced schools in Japan and India that set out to create a new educational framework for art and design. The School of New Architecture and Design was founded by the architect Kawakita Renshichiro in Tokyo, while the Kala Bhavan was established by the poet Rabindranath Tagore in Santiniketan. This comparison of three institutions, rooted in different societies and cultural backgrounds during the same interwar period, promises to highlight the contemporary significance of the Bauhaus.
*The exhibition project "bauhaus imaginista" is curated by Marion von Osten and Grant Watson.
List of Works
Bauhaus Imaginista: Corresponding With (PDF)
2018.08.04 sat. - 10.08 mon.
*Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30AM–9:00PM
*Admission until 30 min. before closing
Closed Mondays, September 18 and 25
Exception: September 17, 24 and October 8
Admission Adult: 430 yen (220 yen)
University students: 130 yen (70 yen)
High school students and younger: Free
* Figures in parentheses are a group of 20 or more.
* Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)
Lyonel Feininger (image), Bauhaus Manifest, 1919, Osaka City Museum of Modern Art
Iwao Yamawaki, Bauhaus Dessau, 1931 Musashino Art University, Museum & Library (Foemer Yamawaki Collection) © Yamawaki Iwao & Michiko Archives
Anonymous, Balance Study (from Preliminary Course by Moholy-Nagy), 1924-25 , Misawa Bauhaus Collection
“Course about Education of Construction” (Kenchiku Kogei, I SEE ALL, Mar. 1933)
Contemporary of Krishna Reddy, Untitled, 1944
Related eventsbauhaus imaginista: Corresponding With
Transcultural exchanges – 20th century art and design pedagogy in India,
Japan and Germany Presentations, performances and discussions with international artists, designers and scholars
- August 5 2018, 9:00A.M-5:30P.M
- Goethe-Institut Tokyo
- Address for registration:
For more infomation, please visit Goethe-Institut Tokyo
The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto
Bauhaus Kooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin
Support Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Federal Foreign Office
German Federal Cultural Foundation
Publicity materials flyer (1.3MB)
bauhaus imaginista is a collaboration between the Bauhaus Cooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar, the Goethe-Institut and Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The research project with its different exhibitions, workshops and symposia is taking place for the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus. It will be enhanced with international perspectives of the Goethe-Institut and tied together as part of 100 Years of Now in Berlin at Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
bauhaus imaginista is made possible by funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the German Foreign Office. Partners abroad are the Goethe-Institutes in China, New Delhi, Lagos, Moscow, New York, Rabat, São Paulo, and Tokyo as well as Le Cube – independent art room (Rabat) and other institutions. bauhaus imaginista is realized in collaboration with the China Design Museum / China Academy of Art (Hangzhou), the Independent Administrative Institution of National Museum of Art / The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow) and SESC São Paulo.