Taking a Stand?
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Bärnreuther, Andrea (Ed.): Taking a Stand?: Debating the Bauhaus and Modernism, Heidelberg: arthistoricum.net, 2021. https://doi.org/10.11588/arthistoricum.843

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Published 17.06.2021.

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Andrea Bärnreuther (Ed.)

Taking a Stand?

Debating the Bauhaus and Modernism

“Taking a Stand? Debating the Bauhaus and Modernism” is the developed and expanded version of a symposium that incorporated a school project. The title asks what is understood by adopting an attitude, both in terms of the Bauhaus as a discursive object and the ways in which it is addressed. The concept of taking a stand spans a broad nexus of ideas for investigating the Bauhaus and Bauhaus historiography and for opening up the Bauhaus to the future. The Bauhaus becomes recognizable as a complex of material culture, ideas, practices, and politics, while its understanding as a transnational and transcultural network of relationships becomes fruitful as a driving force for transcultural exchange. The curated format of this hybrid print and online publication opens up non-linear and multi-perspective approaches via overarching questions and keywords.

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Andrea Bärnreuther, research associate bauhaus100 at the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, worked as exhibition curator at the National Gallery of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Head of Communications, Media, Publications at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn, and conceived and organized academic, discursive and cultural programs in the Directorate General of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and at the University of Rostock. The focus of her research interest is on 20th century art, culture, and architecture in a socio-political context and on a transnational and transcultural concept of cultural heritage, understood with regard to museums as an impetus for change.

Annemarie Jaeggi
Andrea Bärnreuther
Questions and Keywords
Opening Section
Winfried Nerdinger
A Complex of Different Teachings and Practices, and Irresolvable Areas of Tension and its New Design as a Success Story
Olaf Scholz
Olaf Scholz, Winfried Nerdinger, Anh-Linh Ngo
Winfried Nerdinger, Andrea Bärnreuther
Taking a Stand
A Film Project of the Nelson Mandela School, Berlin, and the Paula Fürst School, Berlin
Carina Kitzenmaier
Call for Cross-Generational Dialogue
Section I
Planning and Building for a «New World»? Conflict Situations, Areas of Tension, and Learning Processes
Raquel Franklin
Hannes Meyer in the Soviet Union and Mexico
Ulrich Hartung
An Enquiry into the «Evolution» of a German Architect
Eduard Kögel
Richard Paulick in Shanghai in Search of a More Humane Architecture
Ryan Fred Long, Raquel Franklin, Paola Ardizzola, Ulrich Hartung, Titia Rixt Hoekstra
Section II
Bauhaus and Bauhaus Pedagogy in Sweden, Latin America, and China. Transfer, Translation, and Transformation Processes, Power Relations and (Geo-) Politics
Atli Magnus Seelow, David Maulén de los Reyes, Susanne Neubauer, Chin-Wei Chang, Joaquín Medina Warmburg
Section III
Historiography and Politics of Memory. Processes of Reception and Repression
Simone Hain
The Case of Mart Stam
Simone Hain, Philipp Oswalt, Ronny Schüler, Doreen Mende
Titia Rixt Hoekstra, Joaquín Medina Warmburg, Doreen Mende, Andrea Bärnreuther, Annemarie Jaeggi
Thierry Fabre
The Art of Dwelling Differently in the World
Authors and Publication Team
Index (Persons, Institutions, Exhibitions, Magazines, and Buildings)
Photo Credits