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Guided tour by Hans D. Christ
Curator of the exhibition Symptom Bauhaus.

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The Bauhaus school was founded by the architect Walter Gropius in 1919, immediately after the First World War. His ambition was to unite the power of the industrial age and the power of man over the machine through the combination of technology and art. Cautioned by traumatic experiences of the war, artists, architects and designers at the time tried to improve the world by developing the practices and aesthetics which would come to be known as modernism. In a dangerous and dynamic time of industrial acceleration and social upheaval, where humanity is deluged in the effects of technological revolutions, paradoxical criticisms and admiration for Bauhaus are aroused.

The Symptom Bauhaus exhibition is a three-dimensional essay in space. Academic texts are deliberately 'kept out of sight' in order to give priority to visual experiences. In this way, the originals of the 'powerful' Bauhaus teachers are linked to contemporary artists through spatial constellations. The exhibition is formed by the location, the former American embassy, designed by an important Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer. Opened in 1959, the building symbolizes the 'American Century'. A term created in 1941 by Henry Robinson Luce, publisher of Time magazine. The building represented a current American dominance, and gave the presentation an extra layer that made a 'uncanny' link with an earlier Bauhaus exhibition in Stuttgart in 1968. In this way, local history is interwoven with the history of the western hemisphere, the history of Western modernity of the 20th century and on the other hand that of the militaryist and avantgarde European movements at the end of the 30's. Starting point of the exhibition are the avant-garde of the past and the contradictions in the Western introspection.

The structure of the embassy building permits different storylines to recur in its warren of compact office rooms. Visitors can experience works by Bauhaus-masters such as Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Herbert Bayer and László Moholy-Nagy, among others. The exhibition will also feature works by contemporary artists who relate in various ways to this important historical movement, including Daniel Garciá Andújar, John Barker & László Vancsa, Fernando Bryce, Kate Crawford, Chad Freidrichs, Jan Peter Hammer, Alexander Kluge, Mona Mahall & Asli Serbest and Lisa Rave.

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Hans D. Christ is director of Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart. He studied art and literature in Dortmund. Since 2005, he is codirector of the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart with Iris Dressler and teaches regularly as an associate lecturer at the Staatliche Akademie der bildenden Künste in Stuttgart and at other academies and schools. In 2004 he was cocurator of the Media City Seoul Biennale. He published texts on contemporary art and its political and theoretical contexts. One of the main focuses of Christ and Dressler’s work at the WKV is to explore collaborative, transnational and transdisciplinary forms of curating.

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