Visitors will be able to gain an intense experience of the history and visions of the Bauhaus in the exhibition, with the help of selected original objects and documents from the collection of the Bauhaus-Archiv. These encompass the entire spectrum of the avant-garde school: architecture, furniture, ceramics, metals, the stage, painting and graphic arts. Alongside works by famous teachers, such as Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Vassily Kandinsky, Josef Albers, Oskar Schlemmer, László Moholy-Nagy or Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the exhibition also presents student works from the preliminary course and the workshops.
The school, which had to move twice and was led by three different directors during its barely fourteen years of existence, developed in a way that was by no means linear, and it is thus also impossible to reconstruct its chronology in a linear way. Instead, the complex circumstances surrounding its staff and the social conditions of that time provide opportunities for thematic cross sections that dig deeper, following the traces of the Bauhaus and its resonance – which continues unabated today – and also stimulating dialogue.
Because of the coming special exhibitions, the permanent exhibition The Bauhaus Collection will only be shown in this form until 27 February.