Neues Bauen International 1927/2002

Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle
4–31 August 2011

Bauhaus and beyond…

The move towards architectural modernism began in the 1920s in Germany, during the dynamic period of the Weimar Republic. Neues Bauen – literally ‘New Building’ – represented a break from the traditions of the past and the adoption of new ideas, building types and spatial concepts.

Inspired by aspects of the Die Wohnung [The dwelling] exhibition held in Stuttgart in 1927, this exhibition, conceived in 2002, presents a breathtaking overview of the icons of early modern architecture. Showing buildings which were ahead of their time and illustrating how forward-looking architects attempted to improve people’s standard of living, the selected buildings and approaches are still inspiring and relevant today.

Bauhaus to Our House, a panel discussion exploring the relevance of the Bauhaus principals (1919 to 1933), to art, architecture and design in contemporary life, will be held at Sydney College of the Arts on Thursday 4 August, 4 to 5.30pm. Find out more about the event.

An exhibition by ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations), presented by Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and Sydney Design 2011.

Part of Berlin Sydney, in association with the exhibition The mad square: modernity in German art 1910-37 at the Art Gallery of NSW

Model of Kasimir Malevic’s Architekton Gota 1922, made by students of Prof W Knoll, University of Stuttgart. Photo: Hans-Joachim Heyer & Boris Miklautsch, University of Stuttgart