Red Brick Center for the Arts will host a conversation with exhibiting artists in the Great Ideas of Bauhaus. Artists will discuss the different printmaking processes and materials used to create their works. Hear what philosophies and mission of the Bauhaus tradition inspired artists and how they translated those ideas into visual form.
Join a community discussion about local efforts to address today’s social challenges through art and design. We’ll connect the legacy of the Bauhaus with contemporary practice of art, architecture and design as we hear from local organizations, and you.
Sponsored by Department of Everyday.
Heike Hanada is a German architect who teaches at the Technical University of Dortmund and runs an architectural studio in Berlin. Her significant projects include participation in the 1999 Venice Art Biennale in cooperation with Tatsuo Miyajima, who was representing Japan in the Japanese Pavillon. In 2008, she won the competition for the extension of the Stockholm Public Library, and since 2012, she has designed and almost completed construction on the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar.
This event is free and open to the public.
Photo Credit: Ulrike Schamoni
This program is reserved for members of the Aspen Institute Society of Fellows only. To become a member and register for this program, contact Chloe Tabah, Program Manager at the Aspen Institute, at 970.544.7964.
2019 marks the centennial anniversary of the Bauhaus, the German art school recognized by many as the 20th century’s most influential experiment in art, architecture and design. This two-day forum will dive deeply into the tumultuous times that fostered the Bauhaus school; its iconoclastic leaders and their unique approaches; and the philosophy born out of its brief fourteen-year life that has had a transformative effect on architecture, sculpture, painting, industrial design, and so much more. The Bauhaus sent ripples around the world — not least of all to Aspen, Colorado. Through lectures, discussions, hands-on workshops, and exhibitions we will celebrate this rebellious and aspirational movement that in so many ways laid the foundations for our modern era.
Speaker to be announced.
Aspen Historical Society “History Coach” and performer Mike Monroney will present a Chautauqua-style character performance of Bauhaus artist Hebert Bayer, who came to Aspen in 1946 with his wife Joella and helped guide the community’s cultural and philosophic values. In honor of the AHS exhibit “bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen,” the researched museum theatre performance will explore Bayer’s fascination with and relationship to Aspen, “in his own words.” This special free program is part of Bauhaus 100: Aspen, the community-wide centennial celebrations of the Bauhaus school.
Free and open to the public.