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Fokus Bauhaus exhibition at Helsinki Des
Fokus Bauhaus exhibition at Helsinki Des
Fokus Bauhaus exhibition at Helsinki Des
Fokus Bauhaus exhibition

FOKUS BAUHAUS

EXHIBITION

Graphic design and illustration for as well as co-designing of the exhibition Fokus Bauhaus at the Design Museum Helsinki 23 August 2019 – 2 February 2020.

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Exhibition photos: Paavo Lehtonen.

FOKUS BAUHAUS

Just like Nordic Design, the term Bauhaus indicates modern, functional, democratic design. The centennial of the German art school Bauhaus (1919–33) is an opportunity to look at the collection of Design Museum Helsinki through the lens of Bauhaus and search for influences, parallels and differences. Located in the Changing Room of Design Museum’s Collection exhibition, the exhibition presents one of the most iconic Bauhaus-artefacts: the Bauhaus-Lamp, designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld in 1924. By bringing together this idealized object and its critical perception, the exhibition points out the difficulties in realizing utopian ideas and introduces the viewers to the challenges of design.

Furthermore, the exhibition connects Bauhaus ideas with artefacts from the permanent collection, asking: What is the meaning of Bauhaus in the Nordic countries and how does it relate to Nordic design and architecture? Is there a shared history or should we see them as separate worlds? What is “Bauhaus”, after all? – and “Nordic Design”, then?

The exhibition Bauhaus will be showcased from

19 August 2019 to 2 February 2020 at Design Museum’s collection exhibition Utopia Now – The Story of Finnish Design.

 

The exhibition is curated by Julia Meer (Berlin) and Julia Kartesalo (Helsinki). 

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Fokus Bauhaus exhibition at Helsinki Des