Presentation with works from students from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague in the Audi Gallery of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
A hundred years have passed since German architect Walter Gropius established the Bauhaus (1919-1932), the famous school for visual artists, craftspeople and architects, in Weimar. After many historical presentations on the Bauhaus, this exhibition poses questions about the relevance of the Bauhaus ideals and principles in today’s society.
Does the ambition of creating a Gesamtkunstwerk (a convergence of all artistic disciplines) still retain its value? What do the Bauhaus education principle, the creative approach to materials, the balance between the artisanal and the industrial, the design of functional objects for everyone and for each environment, mean for the present moment?
Just like a hundred years ago, current-day society faces many challenges. Now, however, “development” is no longer uncritically connected to “growth”. Confronted with the downsides of the myth of progress, we must critically reevaluate our socio-cultural and economic values.
Working together with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, students from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague have examined possibilities for translating the philosophical legacy of the Bauhaus into the present. The results of this research, new works of art created by the students, is shown here from 8 to 10 November.
Price: Museum ticket
Location: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Audizaal 0.1
8 November 2019, 17.00-22.00 hrs
9 November 2019, 10.00-18.00 hrs
10 November 2019, 10.00-18.00 hrs