Before the international design festival in Berlin to be held from 1 to 5 June, I had the opportunity to visit this weekend the institution of the Bauhaus. From German "Bau": "building" and "haus": "home", this landmark of German architecture and design has been particularly abused during the Second World War.
First closed by the Nazis and then re-open by submitting to certain conditions, the institute has long changed places via the cities of Weimar, Dessau-Roßlau to finally finish in Berlin. Several forms of arts, crafts coexist in the Bauhaus manifesting the will of its founder Walter Gropius, erasing all boundaries between artist and craftsman.
His desire was "design the future" by combining all kinds of disciplines: from architecture through painting, design and art in general. Each Institute has hosted several workshops: metal, pottery, carpentry furniture, textiles, glass or mural. Even the dance has found its place in the will of its creators to find an "inner sense" to the movement and reach an erasure of the subject (the dancer) face to its object (the movement reproduced).
Nevertheless, artistic freedom does not mean touristic freedom. I understood despite me that cameras was forbidden inside the exhibition. This does not stop me from taking some shots of the building that you will agree, is quite simple and clean. The visit, however, allows to understand the influence of the institution took on the entire architecture and design of the twentieth century with artists as well known as Kandinsky, Klee and Schlemmer yet.
Bauhaus Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung
DMY - International Design Festival Berlin