Bauhaus: Art as Life

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London

Event location:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street
When:Event passed!
It was on
Thu 3rd May 2012 to
Sun 12th Aug 2012

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Where:Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Open daily 11am – 8pm, except Wed 11am – 6pm Open late every Thu 11am – 10pm
Admission:Standard: £10 online/£12 on the door
Concessions: £7 online/£8 on the door
13 - 17s yrs: £6 online/£7 on the door
Children aged 12 and under: Free
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About the event

The biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years presents the modern world’s most famous art school. From expressionist beginnings to a pioneering model uniting art and technology, this London exhibition presents the Bauhaus’ utopian vision to change society in the aftermath of the First World War. Bauhaus: Art as Life explores the diverse artistic production that made up its turbulent fourteen-year history and delves into the subjects at the heart of the school: art, culture, life, politics and society, and the changing technology of the age.

The exhibition will feature a rich array of painting, sculpture, design, architecture, film, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre and installation. Exemplar works from such Bauhaus Masters as Josef and Anni Albers, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Hannes Meyer, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Gunta Stölzl, will be presented alongside works by lesser-known Bauhaus artists and students.

The Bauhaus: Art as Life public programme also brings to London a host of workshops, talks, films and performances as well as a major Creative Learning initiative for the Bauhaus exhibition, the Art School Lab, an intensive two-week summer school held at the Barbican and led by leading practitioners from all artistic backgrounds.

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