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Ahead of the Bauhaus centenary in 2019, Frieze Academy are delighted to present a symposium debating its enduring legacy across art, design and architecture. Hosted by design historian, curator and writer Emily King, this symposium will explore the contemporary reception of this eminent – but often misrepresented – cultural movement.
What does the term ‘Bauhaus’ mean to a contemporary audience? Has it simply become a label, with all context lost? What impact has it had, and does it continue to have, on the creative lives of artists, designers, architects and even on how art is taught?
This day is for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of Bauhaus across all mediums, or for creative professionals who would like to explore the contemporary re-contextualisation of Bauhaus by hearing from expert practitioners.
Running schedule of Bauhaus - 100 years on:Nicholas Fox Weber’s will discuss his experience working with Josef and Anni Albers who taught at the Bauhaus The lives of artists will be considered with artist Michael Craig-Martin, who was taught at Yale by Albers and went on to teach many of the YBAs himself Farshid Moussavi will examine architectural practice and Bauhaus’ influence a century on Catherine Ince will explore the impact of Bauhaus on the teaching of art A panel of contemporary designers will debate the application, or not, of Bauhaus principles in the commercial sphere The day will be hosted by Emily King who will be driving the discussion evaluating the legacy of Bauhaus on the way we live with design, architecture and art