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Looking beyond the Bauhaus: Accents in Art
14 March£5 – £12
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St, London
Émigré Artists in Britain after 1933
Speaker: Monica Bohm-Duchen
Monica Bohm-Duchen is an independent art historian and initiator of the nationwide arts festival, Insiders/Outsiders: Refugees from Nazi Europe and their Contribution to British Culture. She has edited a book of the same title (Lund Humphries) and will consider the experiences of the artists who found refuge in this country from Nazi persecution, examining not only their achievements and their legacy, but also the challenges – not to say obstacles – they faced on their arrival.
Talk starts at 6.30pm
Looking beyond the Bauhaus: Modernism sans frontières
In 2019, the centenary of the Bauhaus is a major event with many exhibitions and publications. Yet this seems likely to add to the large existing pile of information based on only a small part of the actual achievements and aspirations of Modernism during the period of its existence. In Looking beyond the Bauhaus, the Twentieth Century Society looks more widely with the help of experts in a number of fields, to offer an exciting but more broadly-based account in which the Bauhaus can be seen in its contemporary context.
The series is led by Alan Powers and Elain Harwood
7 February: Wolfgang Voigt, former Deputy Director of the German Architecture Museum (DAM), Frankfurt The New Frankfurt
14 February: Speaker: Ita Heinze-Greenburg, Professor at ETH, Zurich The European Academy of the Mediterranean
21 February: Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Professor at University College, Dublin Reform not Revolution: German Church Architecture 1919-1968
28 February: Alan Powers, London School of Architecture Bauhaus Goes West
7 March: Rachel Rose Smith,Tate Britain Optimism and aging: Constructive art and thought in London and St Ives 1935–45
14 March: Monica Bohm-Duchen Accents in Art: Émigré Artists in Britain after 1933
Talks are at 6.30pm every Tuesday from 7 February – 14 March and can be booked individually or as a season ticket.
Season ticket: £40 members/£60 non members/£25 students