Bauhaus Exhibitions

Modernism and the Bauhaus

'Paimio Armchair', Alvar Aalto, Finland, 1930. Museum no. W.41-1987

‘Paimio Armchair’, Alvar Aalto, Finland, 1930. Museum no. W.41-1987

Room 74: 20th Century, Internationalism & Modernism

This is an exhibition that was held at the V&A.

This particular room is divided into three bays. The first including objects made between 1900 and 1920 when the correct uses for mechanised production was always being strongly debated. In the second room, internationalism is explored and in the third, there are examples of modernism and how it can be influenced. These are items that have been made between 1920 and 1945. The characteristics of a modernist include commitment to industrial techniques and materials, and belief in the power of design and how it influences our daily life.

Bauhaus: Workshops for Modernity, (2010) MOMA    – 6/11/2013

The exhibition brings together over 400 works by both the teachers and the students who either worked at or went to the Bauhaus, some of which did both. The exhibition reflects on the variety of skills and techniques that the school offered. For example, Architecture, Ceramics, Costume design, Furniture, Graphic design, Industrial design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Textiles.

Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From the Bauhaus to the New World (2006) Tate Modern, London 

László Moholy-Nagy  A 19 1927 Collection Hattula Moholy-Nagy

László Moholy-Nagy
A 19 1927
Collection Hattula Moholy-Nagy

This exhibition focuses on the works of Josef Albers (1888-1976) and László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) who are both pioneers for modernism.

They both taught at the Bauhaus, and they were both keen to experiment, constantly pushing boundaries.

The exhibition starts in the early 1920s, and moves on to their time at the Bauhaus, following their time together and their separate paths. It contains more than 200 works in a range of media, from painting, moving sculptures and photography, film, furniture, and graphic design.


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