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daily
from 31 March 2022
until 26 February 2023

Intermezzo
Experimental Space: Take a Breath! An Audio Collage on the Bauhaus

// Exhibition
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Black Box

// Exhibition
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Black Box

Just take a breath – come to rest – listen – develop new perspectives at the Bauhaus Museum Dessau

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daily
from 15 September 2022
until 7 May 2023

Structural Psychodrama #5.
Monica Bonvicini

// Exhibition
Bauhaus Building

// Exhibitoin
Bauhaus Building, workshop wing

An artistic critique of the aseptic space of modernity.

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daily
from 20 October 2022
until 26 February 2023

Intermezzo
Be Hosted: “The Man Who Was Thursday.”
T. Lux Feininger

// Exhibition
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Black Box

// Exhibition
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Black Box

T. Lux Feininger, primarily known as Bauhaus photographer, uniquely combined his experiences with the Bauhaus stage and his ambitions as a visual artist in his early work. For the first time, his illustrations of the satire The Man Who Was Thursday can be exhibited together with preparatory sketches.

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daily
from 20 October 2022
until 26 February 2023

Intermezzo
On Collecting: Architecture as Mental Healing.
Franz Ehrlich

// Exhibition
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Black Box

// Exhibition
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Black Box

What kind of hospital architecture is needed to have a positive effect on the healing process of patients? The Bauhäusler Franz Ehrlich already investigated this question in the 1950s. The result – the Central Institute for Cardiovascular Research of the GDR Academy of Sciences – is presented in the Intermezzo with photographs, drawings and plans.

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every Wednesday
from 18 January 2023
until 22 February 2023

Open workshop in the Bauhaus Building:
Move and Film

16:00 Uhr

// Workshop, Ages: 8 – 14 years
Bauhaus Building
Admission free >> Registration required

// Workshop, Ages: 8 – 14 years
Bauhaus Building
Admission free >> Registration required

Together we develop an idea for the moving image. The digital space becomes a black box in which short clips are created and discussed. Mobile phones are used, as well as digital cameras or iPads. Without any prior knowledge, all participants use their own imagination to answer the following questions: What knowledge does our body have? How does our body show its knowledge and how can we express this in the moving image?

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daily
from 6 February 2023
until 8 February 2023

Winter Workshop: „moving & being moved”
For everybody from 10 to 16

09:30 Uhr

// Bauhaus Building
>> registration required

// Bauhaus Building
>> registration required

Spending the holidays in a UNESCO World Heritage Site? In the historic Bauhaus – and not only in the famous preliminary course – the sensory and tactile possibilities of perception were taken up as central design issues. The human body itself became an instrument of experience and a means of artistic expression. In the workshops of the historic Bauhaus, people experimented, built, invented and tried things out.

This year, participants will have the opportunity to get to know many of these ideas, to build on them experimentally and to gain new perspectives. Various materials and techniques will be used to test experimental investigations in the context of space, figure and movement in the spirit of the historical Bauhaus. In the holiday workshop, the participants' craft and artistic skills are explored and developed together with designers.

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11
February
2023

Open workshop at the Bauhaus Museum Dessau:
Folding, binding and designing

11:00 Uhr

// Workshop, Age: 14 – 114 years
Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Admission free >> Registration required

// Workshop, Age: 14 – 114 years
Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Admission free >> Registration required

This workshop teaches simple, practical and original bookbinding basics. The focus is on techniques that can later be developed further by oneself without glue and with few tools. The aim is to understand how a hand-bound book is made in order to be able to apply this knowledge creatively. We will start with an overview of materials, tools and vocabulary. Then we fold, bind and design.

Workshop leader: Anne Deuter graphic designer and book artist / Leipzig

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16
February
2023

Out of the Display Case:
The Buchenwald Chair by Franz Ehrlich

18:00 Uhr

// Object Talk
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Open Stage

// Object Talk
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Offene Bühne

The Bauhaus member Franz Ehrlich (1907-1984) was imprisoned in the Buchenwald concentration camp because of his anti-fascist commitment. In the construction office there, he had to design buildings, utensils and furniture for the SS and operated in the grey zone between resistance and collaboration. After his release from the concentration camp, Ehrlich became an architect employed by the SS, first in Buchenwald, later in Berlin.

In the exhibition of the museum there is a chair of Ehrlich’s from that time. What does it tell us about the relation between the Bauhaus and Buchenwald, these symbols of two disparate modernist designs? Starting from the chair, design theorist Friedrich von Borries (HFBK Hamburg) and historian Jens-Uwe Fischer (HFBK Hamburg) will approach Ehrlich’s unwieldy story, discuss the connection between modern design and National Socialist politics and ask the very fundamental question: “What can we learn from Ehrlich’s life’s journey for ourselves, our time and our society?”