Carlo Scarpa room – free entrance subject to availability
10 seats reserved for holders of the myMAXXI card by sending an email to email@example.com up until the day preceding the event
To mark the one-hundredth anniversary, two special events have been planned to pay tribute to the birth of the famous Bauhaus school that, in 1919, became a cornerstone for all innovative movements in the field of design and architecture.
The film, directed by Niels Bolbrinker and Kerstin Sutterheim, provides a unique image of the Bauhaus, institution symbol of Modernism, through the direct testimonies of former students and a selection of archival materials that reproduce the words of their masters.
Bauhaus – Model and myth is a critical account of the artistic and political goals of the Bauhaus, perhaps the most exhaustive that has ever been made into a film. A story in which an internal and unprecedented point of view is returned on the essence of the Bauhaus principles, the conflicts that led to the relocation of the Weimar headquarters to Dessau, the closure of the school during the Nazi era, the construction activity in the young state of Israel up to the emergence of the “Bauhaus myth” in the United States.
Curator of the Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity exhibition held in 2009 at the MoMA, Barry Bergdoll will be the protagonist of a lesson to understand the history and meaning of the school.
Inaugurated in Weimar under the direction of Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus represented the most industrialist and socially conscious soul of Modernism, in opposition to the plastic and Mediterranean version of Le Corbusier. Some of the greatest artists of the time were teachers (and students) at the Bauhaus: including Klee, Moholy-Nagy, Schlemmer, Kandinsky, Peter Oud, and Mies van der Rohe. The objective of Gropius was the synthesis between the mass production and the aura of the single work, to be achieved through the use of new technologies and new knowledge in the field of psychological and social sciences.
The original version of the film in German will be screened with subtitles in English
In collaboration with the Goethe-Institute Rome