Photography exhibition curated by Harald Theiss | Goethe Institut
The Bauhaus movement emerged in Germany a hundred years ago, a radical artistic utopia that set new standards worldwide for the art of liberated living and the design of living spaces. The artists and architects involved in the avant-garde movement, amongst them Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Mies van der Rohe, shaped a design concept that became the protagonist for social life change.
The photography exhibition curated by Harald Theiss is an attempt to visually represent the idea of Bauhaus and how it contributed to the modernization and renewal of a society, as manifested through the example of the Dessau Building. The contemporary photographic works of Stefan Berg are taken from the accompanying publication, inviting viewers to encounter light, proportion, surface, space and materiality through their compositional juxtaposition. They encourage the questioning of the definition of Bauhaus, its contribution to a model of new social life and the lessons of timeless relevance that inspire our contemporary realities.
Opening in presence of the photographer Stefan Berg and curator Harald Theiss.