Bauhaus – a school that’s not just for adults
One hundred and one years ago, the architect Walter Gropius founded a school in the German province, a school that then revolutionised architecture around the world. The most prominent artists of the 20th century worked there, such personalities as Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy or Oskar Schlemmer. Even though the school only existed for 14 years, Bauhaus continues to influence architecture and design.
The history of the school is fascinating, but how to introduce it to children? The task is not as difficult as it may seem, because it was an extraordinary and revolutionary school that followed principles which are understandable to children. Every child is bound to be happy to hear that “It doesn’t matter what you can do, what’s important is your talent and if that talent is not discovered, then it’s not your fault, but the fault of your teacher”. The exhibition will show children how to recognise houses designed in the style of the Bauhaus school and why the entire school was filled with the smell of garlic, what chairs we should sit on today according to Marcel Breuer, how to dance a mathematical dance, and how they played – and they played often and eagerly as one of the school’s mottos was “we work together, we play together”.
At the exhibition we can see Katarzyna Bogucka’s illustrations that are original interpretations of photographs documenting life at the school. The illustrations are accompanied by items designed by Bauahus’ teachers and students as well as original photos on postcards and posters.
Curators:: Ewa Solarz, Beata Kuracińska
Illustrations: Katarzyna Bogucka
When: 3 September-31 October, the exhibition is available from Monday to Friday between 10.00-16.00.
Where: Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 7