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Bauhaus: Art as Life Lecture

The Bauhaus was the twentieth-century’s most important and influential experiment in design education. Founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, by Walter Gropius, it moved to Dessau in 1930, and to Berlin in 1933, where it closed within months of the establishment of the Third Reich. Its faculty included many of the most important abstract artists of the day.

The emigration of many Bauhäusler, as staff and students alike termed themselves, from Germany helped disperse its ideas around the world, where they were often equated (not always correctly) with principled opposition to Naziism.

This lecture by Kathleen James-Chakraborty will focus on new themes in Bauhaus scholarship, including the increasing recognition being accorded the work of the women who taught and studied there. It will also refer to the exhibition with the same title which is currently on show at London’s Barbican. This exhibition is supported by the Goethe-Institut London.

Kathleen James-Chakraborty is Professor of Art History at University College Dublin.

The lecture will take place on Monday 21 May 2012 at 6pm in Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Admission free
Information:
Tel. +353 1 6611155
Email: arts@dublin.goethe.org