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Looking beyond the Bauhaus: The European Academy of the Mediterranean
14 February£5 – £12
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St, London
Speaker: Ita Heinze-Greenburg, Professor at ETH, Zurich
Coinciding with the publication of Ita’s book, she will describe a visionary project of the early 1930s led by Dutch architect Hendrikus Wijdeveld and French painter Amedée Ozenfant, with Erich Mendelsohn, to establish a multi-disciplinary school of art, design and craft in the South of France. Although never implemented, it represented an alternative pedagogy for Modernism to that offered by the Bauhaus, involving the English contributors Serge Chermayeff and Eric Gill.
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