AND THEY WILL BUILD CABINS
A conference by Jean-Christophe ARCOS
Art critic and curator
Pure forms, golden numbers, rationalist abstraction, human-scale geometry and a balance between form and function: with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, we celebrate a century of modernism, because the Bauhaus rhymes with the avant-garde artistic guard of the 20th century.
The personalities who taught it, and the three architects (Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer, Mies van der Rohe) who have successively directed, have defined its major contributions, as the invention of design, joining the beautiful to the useful and economics, but also a keen sense of creative freedom and the idea of an architecture at the service of social progress, which led to its closure by the Nazi regime in 1933.
His legacies in the United States, Israel and post-war Europe have helped to make architecture an engaged art and reflect major changes in education, access to artistic forms and intersections between disciplines.
This conference of the Association of Friends of the Vasarely Foundation is part of the exhibition ‘bauhaus.photo’, organized in collaboration with the Franco-German Center of Provence, the Vasarely Foundation, the partners of Cycle ‘Architecture Today’s issues and looks’, the Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin and the Federation of Franco-German Houses. In partnership with the Association of Friends of the Granet Museum and the work of Cezanne.
Friday 6th of Avril 2019 à 6:00pm
1, avenue Marcel Pagnol