The Bauhaus as a Cultural Ambassador for Germany

The Bauhaus Imaginista exhibition in the Haus der Kulturen Berlin contributes to cultural connections through the history of Bauhaus

March 28th, 2019
Martta Tenhu, News from Berlin
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A major exhibition and two conferences trace transnational relations, correspondences and narratives of migration, arts and politics. For the first time, the project of Bauhaus tracks the translation of Bauhaus concepts into different political and geographical contexts.

The Bauhaus was established in 1919 in Weimar as a new model of a design school in the immediate aftermath of the First World War and the German Revolution. Bauhaus brought together a younger generation of students and teachers who rejected the nationalistic, militaristic, and authoritarian past. This radical imagination of democratic society helped to shape new forms of learning and new lifestyles. The ideal was that the relationship between arts and design should be rethought.

The exhibition Bauhaus Imaginista, translates the historical perspective into a set of contemporary questions. How in the spirit of the Bauhaus, might culture be reimagined as a social project today? Minister of State, Michelle Münteferingat, describes Bauhaus as a cultural ambassador for Germany in the exhibition opening in Berlin. She explains, that the history of Bauhaus is also a history of Germany in the world. She points out that international policy should not focus on exporting culture but on cooperation and coproduction.


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