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100 Years – 100 News | Baden-WürttembergCritical distance from multiple voices

In 1968, the year of student uprisings and critical appraisal of National Socialism, the retrospective “50 Years Bauhaus” was held in Stuttgart. Consequently, the exhibition “50 Years after ‘50 Years of the Bauhaus’ 1968” at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart deals with a very special Bauhaus. Its curators, Hans D. Christ and Iris Dressler, talk about their exhibition concept and the newly heightened focus on the Bauhaus, 50 years after the legendary retrospective.
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documenta 14Athens, we have learned

This year, say the organisers of the Documenta, the objective is “Learning from Athens”. In the Greek capital, for the first time the supporting venue for the exhibition traditionally held in Kassel, contemporary art has embedded itself deep in the cityscape. Perhaps this has less to do with the ambitions of the German exhibition organisers than with the change that the recent political and economic crisis has brought to the cradle of classical European culture. We at 100 years of bauhaus went there in search of the Bauhaus Spirit of today.
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100 Years – 100 News | 100 years of bauhausOffice 100 years of bauhaus takes up its work

On 13 July 2016, the chair of the board of trustees of the Bauhaus Association 2019, Thuringia’s Secretary of State for Culture Dr. Babette Winter, inaugurated the office in Weimar for the preparation of the Centenary of the foundation of the Bauhaus. As management team, Dr. Sven Sappelt and Christian Bodach are responsible for the programme management and central coordination for the Centenary programme bauhaus100, taking place throughout Germany. Andrea Dietrich is Thuringia’s coordinator for the Bauhaus Centenary 2019.
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Architecture Biennale in Venice 2016Necessities, not luxuries!

At the end of May 2016 the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice opened its doors to the public – with 88 participants from 37 countries and 62 national pavilions, the world’s largest and most important architectural exhibition. Architects, designers, artists and activists presented the fronts where they are fighting today to improve the living conditions of people around the world. We at bauhaus100.de went there to scout around – in search of revolutionary and everyday design ideas, and the Bauhaus Spirit of today.
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Big Plans!Modern flights of fancy, temple enthusiasts and selfie pioneers

Until 6 January 2017, you can take to the trail of the Applied Modern in Saxony-Anhalt with the exhibition project “Big Plans”. A total of 14 separate exhibitions in 5 cities show how not only the Bauhaus, but an entire region became an experimental testing ground in the 1920s. The start of the exhibition “Modern Figures, Visionaries, and Inventors” in Dessau has spurred bauhaus100.de to trace the Modern spirit and to present some of the “Big Plans”.
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ADGB Trade Union SchoolBauhaus treasure in pine forest

Exploring a potential UNESCO world heritage site while cycling through the forest? Swimming with a view of one of the largest Bauhaus ensembles in the world? This is possible close to Bernau: only 40 kilometres north of Berlin, hidden in a pine forest, lies Hannes Meyers’ impressive construction for the Bundesschule des ADGB (ADBG Trade Union School). It is also well worth a visit outside of the swimming season. The ADBG school shows Bauhaus architecture with a rough charm in an idyllic landscape.
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Avant-garde in the Lower Rhine region

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is associated with iconic buildings such as the Barcelona Pavilion, the Tugendhat House in Brno, the Seagram Building in New York or the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Less well know however is that from 1927 to 1938 Mies cultivated a close relationship with the city of Krefeld in North-Rhine Westphalia and also made his mark there. We spoke with Christiane Lange, art historian and curator of the Krefeld contribution to the Bauhaus Centenary. Her great-grandfather Hermann Lange commissioned Mies, one of the most eminent architects of the modern era, to build his house in Krefeld in the 1920s.
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PublicationCentenary reading for your pocket

The new pocket book ‘bauhaus news’ brings together statements from international Bauhaus experts, exhibitions organisers, architects and educators for the Bauhaus Centenary: That the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus is an event of special national and international significance appears to be understood by all – but why? Where does the school’s importance for the 21st century lie for contemporary thinkers, designers and researchers? And what does this mean when dealing with the World Heritage?