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