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Watson, Grant, von Osten, Marion and Windor, Jill, eds. 2019, Book, bauhaus imaginista: a school in the world Thames and Hudson, London. ISBN 9780500021934

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bauhaus imaginista Catalogue

The bauhaus imaginista catalogue, provides a document of this three-year research project and is published on the occasion of the exhibition at the House of World Cultures (HKW) in Berlin.
bauhaus imaginista is divided into four chapters. Each chapter departs from a focal object selected from Bauhaus masters and students and this book is structured accordingly.
Through the examples published in this book, we see a transmission through students and masters, through personal encounters and through the study, interpretation, appropriation and rejection of its curriculum of Bauhaus fragments. We see this fragmentation as they come into contact with local struggles, geopolitics – decolonizing but also dictorships, but also how a diverse appropriation of the Bauhaus can shine a light on the school’s own internal complexity, its essential hybridity. Through different case studies we argue that the Bauhaus has played a role as beneficiary, interlocutor and point of reference in the work of changing ideas into material forms and of reimaging the relationship between art and society.
Contributors to this catalogue include the researchers who helped develop the four chapters, contributions by participating artists as well as newly commissioned authors.
Contributors include: Kader Attia, Elissa Auther, Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan, Regina Bittner, Gavin Butt, Helena Capkova, Beatriz Colomina, Magdalena Droste, Zvi Efrat, Fabienne Eggelhofer, Elvira Espejo, Thomas Flierl, Bene Fonteles, Luca Frei, Hilde Heynen, Christian Hiller, Tom Holert, Eduard Koegel, Aailton Krenak, Susanne Leeb, Mohamed Melehi, Partha Mitter, Marion von Osten, The Otolith Group, Adrian Rifkin, Daniel Talesnik, Paulo Taveres, Virginia Gardner Troy, Hiromitsu Umemia, Melissa Venator, Grant Watson, Mark Wigley, Zoe Zhang

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: Thames and Hudson, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, Federal Foreign Office, Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 11:54
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 11:54
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4048

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