In order to bring this project to a wider network of Goethe Institutes not able to mount the full show, the bauhaus imaginista curators have conceived a smaller exhibition, which will be available to tour Goethe Institutes internationally from 2019. The overall project bauhaus imaginista departs from 4 Gegenstande, key objects from Bauhaus history used to explore different themes linked to the school, including reform pedagogy, design debate, non-western material cultures, and experimental visual practice. These gegenstande include the Bauhaus Manifesto by Walter Gropius (1919) ein bauhaus film collage by Marcel Breuer (1926) Carpet a drawing by Paul Klee (1927) Reflektorische Lichstpiele by Kurt Schwerdfeger (1922) (film).
For the bauhaus imaginista touring exhibition, the artist Luca Frei has been commissioned to design a structure, which is part sculpture part exhibition architecture, that will function as a reading space within which visitors can engage with bauhaus imaginista. Central to this will be a computer terminal where people can browse the bauhaus imaginista online journal, print out visual and textual material and compile it in folders provided. The installation will also include a graphic presentation of the 4 gegenstand, information about the chapter themes, curatorial research undertaken in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as still and moving image documentation of bauhaus imaginista international events and press reports.