Art After Dark

April 11, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Art & Design Film Festival

Bauhaus Spirit: 100 years of Bauhaus

Film screening: 6pm

How do we want to live, where do we want to go?

Nearly a hundred years ago, a radical artistic utopia was born in a tranquil town in Germany. Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, Bauhaus aimed to unite sculpture, painting, design and architecture into a single combined constructive discipline. A synthesis of liberated imagination and stringent structure intended to embellish and enrich our existence, provide illumination and clarity, combine order with playfulness. A century later, Bauhaus concepts continue to influence everyday 20th-century culture and inform contemporary designs, from Apple to the avant-garde of sustainable and future-oriented architecture.

But Bauhaus was never just an artistic experiment. Confronted with the social conditions of the time and experience of the First World War, the movement concerned itself with the political and social connotations of design from the very outset. Hence, Bauhaus history is not just the history of art, but also the history of an era.

Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus follows the fascinating evolution of the movement and its legacy; the contemporary artists, scientists and architects who keep the unfinished utopian project alive.

Bauhaus Spirit! Arrive early and join us for Bauhaus-inspired art making in the gallery!

Directed by Niels Bolbrinker and Thomas Tielsch
Germany, 2019
Running time: 90 minutes
In German with English subtitles, and English
Museum Admission during Art After Dark is free for Members, and a suggested donation for non-members. Tickets to the film are sold separately.

Post film panel discussion

Matthew Bird
Professor of Design and Design History at RISD

Markus Berger
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Interior Architecture at RISD

Ijlal Muzaffar
Associate Professor of Modern Architectural History at RISD

Mea Duke
Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and a Teaching Assistant at Harvard University

View the Film Trailer

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