The Bauhaus Space
The exhibition's 'Bauhaus Space' highlights the role of weaving at the Bauhaus, a rich case study which allows us to investigate the relation between craft and artistic medium.
The space is dedicated to the Bauhaus weaving workshop, tracing its extraordinary success story in nine chapters. A newspaper and two films provide information about the history, ideas and achievements of the Bauhaus in Weimar, the changes associated with its move to Dessau, and its subsequent ties to industry. We encounter the stories of the people who made it what it was, the materials and fabrics produced there, and the traces still to be found in archives and museums. In a specially-designed display, newly-woven textiles inspired by Bauhaus fabrics can be examined and touched. This part of the exhibition pays particular attention to Gunta Stölzl, who ran the weaving studio at the Weimar Bauhaus and in Dessau became its technical director, and to the textile designer Otti Berger, who reflected on 'materials in space'.