Foreign Exhibition: Bauhaus Lab 2015: Desk In Exhile


Bauhaus Lab 2016 follows the travel routes of Walter Gropius’s desk.  Designed as part of a cohesive ensemble for the first Bauhaus exhibition in 1923, then in use in the director’s room in the Bauhaus building in Dessau before being temporarily located in the Lawn Road Flats in London, today the original is found in Lincoln, Massachusetts (USA). The Bauhaus Lab explores these transatlantic movements and in doing so makes the iconic desk itself a player in a constantly changing set of locations and social environments. The Lab will yield artistic and curatorial ideas about the communication of object-based histories of exile.

The Lab is intended for international young professionals from the fields of architecture, design, art and curatorial practice. The programme will be held in the English language and will end with a joint exhibition at the Bauhaus in Dessau. Participation is free and all participants will be provided with workspaces at the Bauhaus in Dessau from May to August 2016.



Please send a CV, a portfolio and a letter of interest (in English) by email by 15 February 2016 to project manager Dr. Regina Bittner at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation:

  • Up to eight participants will be selected by an international jury.

Credit Mainimage: Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (I 46222) / photo: Erich Consemüller / (c) (Walter Gropius) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2016 /(c) (Erich Consemüller) Stephan Consemüller

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