bauhaus
imaginista
●Edition 3: Moving Away
Apr. 8–Aug. 26 2018
Exhibition and Symposium

bauhaus imaginsta: Moving Away, Hangzhou

  • China Design Museum on the Campus of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
  • Nanshan Campus Address: 218 Nanshan Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Xiangshan Campus Address: Zhuantang Straight Street, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

Exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away 
China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: bauhaus imaginista, 2018.

Opening of the exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away 
China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Ye Zhi, © Goethe-Institut. 

Opening of the exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away 
China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Ye Zhi, © Goethe-Institut. 

Claudia Perren at the opening of the exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away 
China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Ye Zhi, © Goethe-Institut.

Opening of the exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away 
China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Ye Zhi, © Goethe-Institut. 

Claudia Perren at the opening of the exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away 
China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Bao Jia, © Goethe-Institut.

Claudia Perren at the opening of the exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away 
China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Ye Zhi, © Goethe-Institut. 

Claudia Spahl at the opening of the exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away 
China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Ye Zhi, © Goethe-Institut. 

Hang Jian at the opening of the exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away 
China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Ye Zhi, © Goethe-Institut. 

Johannes Ebert at the opening of the exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away 
China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Ye Zhi, © Goethe-Institut. 

Hannes Meyer and others, Plans for Greater Moscow, 1932, Archiv der Moderne, Weimar
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Bauhaus Dessau carpentry, advertisement carts for Bauhaus carpentry products, ca. 1929, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Marcel Breuer, ein bauhaus-film. fünf jahre lang (a Bauhaus film. 5 years long), 1926
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Bauhaus Dessau, bauhaus. zeitschrift für gestaltung (magazine of Bauhaus Dessau), 1926–32
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Unknown Bauhaus weaver, Textile sample, 1932, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Marcel Breuer/Thonet AG, Advertisement cards for
tubular steel chairs, 1930–31, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou
Photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Marcel Breuer (design) / Gebr. Thonet AG (producer), Tubular steel arm chair B3,
"Wassily Chair", 1930, China Design Museum at CAA
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Richard Paulick, Model for central railway station in Nanjing, 1945 (model 2008), China Design Museum at CAA
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away at the China Design Museum, Hangzhou
Photo: Wan Jinyu Meng Qinwei, © Goethe-Institut.

Exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away at the China Design Museum, Hangzhou
Photo: Wan Jinyu Meng Qinwei / © Goethe-Institut.

bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away at the China Design Museum, Hangzhou
​Photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Wils Ebert, Wilhelm Jacob Hess, Cornelius van der Linden, Hubert Hoffmann, Dessau plan,
city analysis for CIAM 4, 1933, gta Archiv, ETH Zürich
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Klaus Wille, Network of isometric elements (Maldonado preliminary course), 1957–58, HfG Ulm Archiv
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Dashrath Patel, Teapot and Vase, n.d., National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

MP Ranjan, Bamboo Armchair, n.d., National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Marcel Breuer (frame)/Gunta Stölzl (fabric), Slatted chair, 1922, China Design Museum at CAA
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Marianne Brandt, Lamps, 1926–29, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou
Photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.

Marianne Brandt, Lamps, 1926–29, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou
Photo: Liu Yongge/ © Goethe-Institut, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.

bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Gunta Stölzl, Blanket from sleeping alcove (Bauhaus Dessau), 1926 / 2000 (reconstruction), Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou
Photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.

bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut.

Alfred Arndt, Folding chair, 1928, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou
Photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.

Max Bill, Hans Gugelot, Paul Hildinger (design) / HfG Ulm (production), Ulm stool, 1953, China Design Museum at CAA
bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou
Photo: Liu Yongge, © Goethe-Institut, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.

Walter Gropius (architect) / Ziolkowski/Seilkopf (model), Model of Bauhaus Dessau,
1925–26/1994, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou
​Photo: Wan Jinyu Meng Qinwei, © Goethe-Institut, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.

Symposium bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Ye Zhi, © Goethe-Institut.

Symposium bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Ye Zhi, © Goethe-Institut.

Symposium bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Ye Zhi, © Goethe-Institut.

Symposium bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away, China Design Museum, Hangzhou, photo: Ye Zhi, © Goethe-Institut.

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.

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