5. February 2019

ReFlex Bauhaus — Exhi­bi­tion to the 100th anniversary

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus reform school, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum is showing important Bauhaus objects in dialog with contemporary art for one year. The exhibition was realized in cooperation with artist Tilo Schulz (born 1972 in Leipzig, lives in Berlin) that juxtaposes 40 historical Bauhaus objects with five contemporary art works.

In 1925, the year Die Neue Sammlung was established, the Bauhaus had to leave Weimar and move to Dessau. The Bauhaus publishing firm was already located in Munich, and the city presented itself as an alternative to Dessau. And with the young institution of Die Neue Sammlung, a Munich museum became one of the first museums to acquire contemporary Bauhaus works that are today considered icons of modern design. Pieces from this period include textiles by Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl, toys by Alma Buscher and Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, and works in metal by Otto Rittweger and Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Further acquisitions were made until very recently, adding important works by Theodor Bogler, Marcel Breuer, Josef Hartwig, Naum Slutzky and Wilhelm Wagenfeld to the collection of historical objects, almost all of which will for the first time be presented to the public in Munich – several of these items will be on show for the first time ever. Three major works were acquired with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung.

The Exhibition at a glance

  • Opening: February 7, 2019, 07:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Pinakothek der Moderne, München
  • Duration: February 8, 2019 – February 2, 2020