Exhebition: Bauhaus in Calcutta. An Encounter of cosmopolitian Avant-Gardes
Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 25, 2013
The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation today
The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is a centre of research, teaching and experimental design. In addition to conserving, researching into and passing on the Bauhaus heritage the Foundation focuses on cities – their contradictions and cultural strength in the face of demographic developments, globalisation and the technological revolution.
Wednesday, 27th March until Sunday, 30st June 2013
Opening on Tuesday, 26th March, 7pm
The new exhibition of Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is telling the story of an extraordinary show in India. In 1922, works by Bauhaus artists like Paul Klee, Johannes Itten, or Wassily Kandinsky and were shown together with works of indian avant-garde artists in Calcutta. Both avant-gardes were united by the mutual search for intellectual reform and cultural emancipation. Ninety years later, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation shows a selection of European and Indian works, which were part of the exhibition in Calcutta in 1922. At the same time, documents, photographies, films and publications bring a transnational network between Berlin, Calcutta, London, Weimar and Vienna to life, which made the exhibition in calcutta possible and thus is an early example for a global art scene. More information