Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus

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Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus with this documentary exploring the history, present, and future of the utopian design and architecture school and communal social movement around the world.

Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, Bauhaus was supposed to unite sculpture, painting, design, and architecture into a single combined constructive discipline. It is a combination of liberated imagination and stringent structure; cross-medial concepts that embellish and enrich our existence, illumination and clarity, order and playfulness. Bauhaus was never just an artistic experiemnt, it constituted one of the most significant contributions to everyday 20th-century culture and influential contemporary designs. Confronted with the social conditions of its time, as well as the experience of World War I, the movement concerned itself with the political and social connotations of design from the very outset. Hence, Bauhaus's history is not just the history of art, but also the history of an era that stretches from the early 20th century to the modern day.

Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus, is a documentary that describes the fascinating story of the Bauhaus as a statement, but also the failure and renewal of a social utopia. It tells of artists, scientists, and architects today, who, in their examinations of current challenges, also relate to the Bauhaus. The story of this unfinished utopian project, with its manifold exciting cross-references, unfolds before our eyes while always keeping in touch with questions still topical today: How do we want to live, where do we want to go?

Introduction by:
John S. Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA, Chapter President, DOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-State


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