original bauhaus

the centenary exhibition

6/9/2019 - 27/1/2020
Berlinische Galerie
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, Berlin-Kreuzberg

The Bauhaus existed for only 14 years in Germany, but for 100 years its ideas have now been passed on and its products relaunched, imitated and further developed. Marking the centenary of the Bauhaus’s founding, the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung’s exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie is presenting famous, familiar and forgotten Bauhaus originals and recounting the history behind the objects. Around 1,000 exhibits will be on display: art and design from the Bauhaus-Archiv’s collection, exceptional loans from international collections and artistic positions which take a new look at the Bauhaus legacy.

On the basis of 14 key objects, the exhibition will develop 14 case histories: How did the woman sitting on the tubular-steel chair become the most famous anonymous figure from the Bauhaus? Does the Haus am Horn in Weimar have a secret twin? Why have Marianne Brandt’s tea infusers which were created as prototypes for industrial production always remained one-of-a-kind pieces? original bauhaus sheds light on how unique work and series, remake and original are inseparably linked in the history of the Bauhaus. This is because Bauhaus artists did not see art and technology as opposed to each other. Instead, they used technical innovations to create exceptional works of art, and they took serial production into account from the moment they began drafting their designs. Today there have been almost 100 years of responses to the Bauhaus, as compared to 14 years of Bauhaus production. Reproductions, re-editions and remakes have made the Bauhaus the 20th century’s most influential school of architecture, design and art.

In cooperation with the Bauhaus Agents programme, the exhibition invites visitors to try authentic exercises from the preliminary course of the Bauhaus. International experts from the fields of dance, photography, architecture, paper art or Breathology will be offering “preliminary course” workshops every Sunday.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a symposium, artist interviews and movie nights featuring Bauhaus films. The programme includes the publication of a catalogue and the original bauhaus Exercise Book – the first-ever compilation of the most important exercises from the preliminary course.

Info leaflet for download


Guided Tours
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The centenary exhibition by Berlin’s Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung in cooperation with the Berlinische Galerie is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

In the context of 100 Years of Bauhaus

We would like to thank our media partners Wall, Weltkunst, Tagesspiegel, RadioEINS, arte, Inforadio (rbb), tip Berlin, ZITTY, EXBERLINER.

original bauhaus

Movie night

Fri 11.10. | 18:00
original bauhaus

"Taking a Stand? International Symposium

Bauhaus and Modernity under National Socialism, in Emigration or Exile and in Divided Germany
Fri 29.11. | Sat 30.11. |
original bauhaus

Künstlergespräch / Sonderführung

mit Veronika Kellndorfer
Fri 06.12. | 16:00
Poster original bauhaus, reproduction: Takehiko Mizutani, reproduction: three-part sculpture (material study from Albers’s preliminary course), 1927 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, photo: Fotostudio Bartsch

Poster original bauhaus, reproduction: Takehiko Mizutani, three-part sculpture (material study from Albers’s preliminary course), 1927 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, photo: Fotostudio Bartsch

original bauhaus

The centenary exhibition



Our museum is under construction. Visit us at the temporary. Our centenary exhibition original bauhaus will be on show from 6 Sep. at the Berlinische Galerie.