How the Bauhaus came to Weimar
– Archive of Heat and Cold
curators: Janek Müller and Niklas Hoffmann-Walbeck
Opening : 17.08.2018
@ACC Galerie, Weimar
Burgpl. 1, 99423 Weimar
In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the Kunstfest is opening an archive – a Wunderkammer of rarities and curiosities. Archaeological discoveries from the recent and distant past, objects, documents and artworks portray how the Bauhaus was established – a veritable balancing act at a time of political and economic instability. The archive presents a wealth of materials which demonstrate how the Bauhaus became a school where the young Weimar democracy practiced its hand in social and aesthetic balance. Personal letters, cosmic spatial calculations, newspaper clippings, weather forecasts, exercises in balance, obscure models, jotted notes on yellowed paper napkins, faded photos and much more invoke spaces and times in which the Bauhaus is forever re-established and re-invented.
The centre of the «Archive of Heat and Cold» can be found at the former workshop of the Bauhaus artist and bookbinder Otto Dorfner on Erfurter Strasse where visitors can peruse documents and archived materials at length. The Thuringian Museum für Ur- und Frühgeschichte (Thuringian Museum of Pre- and Ancient History) has been designated a Bauhaus site where contemporary art can engage in dialogue with archaeological finds from ancient eras of human history. And the exhibition at the ACC Galerie investigates how the founding of the Bauhaus was received outside of Germany.
Participating artists: Jenny Brockmann, Stratagrids, Luiz Zanotello, Kris Verdonck, Torsten Blume, Moritz Wehrmann, Timm Ulrichs.