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A design for life: Bauhaus 1919-1933 exhibition

Issue No. 2080

Cables by Josef Albers

Cables by Josef Albers

Bauhaus is an approach to design which combines crafts with fine art.

The movement arose in Germany – the name comes from the German words for “to build” and “house” – and it’s impact can still be seen today.

In what is described as “the most significant Bauhaus exhibition in the UK for 30 years”, a range of exhibitions at mima explore different aspects of the movement.

The exhibition includes architectural models, design, applied art, furniture and a specially commissioned wall drawing.

There is a collection of photographs of original Bauhaus architecture by Hans Engels, and also works from Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers.

A selection of recordings from the early 20th century takes us through the myths that surround the Bauhaus and the artists it inspired.

Works by contemporary artists who have been influenced by Bauhaus are also showcased in the Language of Vision gallery.

On top of this, mima has worked with local schools in connection with Bauhaus 1919-1933, antd the resulting work can be seen as part of the exhibition.

A design for life: Bauhaus 1919-1933 exhibition
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) until 17 February 2008
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Tue 4 Dec 2007, 18:35 GMT
Issue No. 2080
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