Gropius House || Fictional: Charlotte Posenenske / Alexis Lowry und Hannes Bajohr
Do, 30. September 2021 – 5 p.m.
>> registration required
The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation invites you to the opening of the exhibition Haus Gropius || Fictional: Charlotte Posenenske / Alexis Lowry and Hannes Bajohr on Thursday, September 30, 2021 – 5 pm.
Alexis Lowry, curator of the Dia Art Foundation, as a long-time connoisseur of the work of Charlotte Posenenske (1930-1985), was invited to reactivate Posenenske's work as part of the Bauhaus residency program and for the exhibition space and garden of Haus Gropius. The active handling of the serially produced pieces by curators, collectors, and visitors was envisioned by the artist to exclude artistic subjectivity. Her late series made of cardboard and sheet metal are not only reminiscent of ventilation shafts in their form, they also gain an infrastructural character through the avoidance of artistic subjectivity. At larger temporal intervals, visitors will be invited to rearrange Charlotte Posenenske's pieces in space as part of the exhibition program.
Hannes Bajohr has researched historical documents related to the Masters' Houses – such as inventory lists, cost statements, rental agreements, and legal correspondence – during his residency in Dessau; he is interested in the archival level of infrastructure. Through approbation and certain textual procedures (such as restructuring the textual material according to conjunctions), he has transformed this collected textual material into posters with a serial character, which are posted in the exterior space of the master houses, where they refer to the normally invisible historical background of the houses.
The works by Alexis Lowry and Hannes Bajohr can be seen at Haus Gropius until April 10, 2022.
Admission is free. Due to protective measures to combat the Corona pandemic, participation in the exhibition opening is only possible for guests who have registered in advance.
We ask for registration by 24 September 2021 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that participation can only be permitted with proof of a negative Corona rapid test (carried out max. 24 hours before the start of the event; no self-test) or with proof of full vaccination protection or with proof of a confirmed Covid 19 infection. This is prescribed by the current containment ordinance of the state of Saxony-Anhalt.