bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away
April 8–August 26, 2018
Exhibition and Symposium
China Design Museum / China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
and Goethe-Institut China
The Bauhaus was not the only institution considered to be a place of reflection on design theories and new practices in the twentieth century; the China Academy of Arts (CAA), one of the China’s oldest art school, represented another design school that was connected with the Bauhaus. bauhaus imaginista presents the exhibition Moving Away at the opening of the China Design Museum. A range of objects, prototypes, archival material, as well as plans and studies of urban projects will be shown alongside original works from the academy’s collection of Chinese modern design. In China, bauhaus imaginista focuses on how universal design principles were developed, adapted, expanded or renewed by designers and architects in different social and political contexts. The exhibition will shed light on the ways in which Bauhaus principles have been discussed, translated and adapted over the course of the twentieth century to the present day including in the former USSR, India, North Korea and China.
During the Bauhaus centenary year 2019, all four chapters of bauhaus imaginista will be shown at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.