Oskar Schlemmer – Das Bauhaus und der Weg in die Moderne, Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha (DE), 28.4.–28.7.2019, opening event: 27.4.2019, 2 p.m.
The universal artist Oskar Schlemmer represents the claim to overall design of modernity like no other. The painter, graphic artist, stage designer, sculptor and choreographer combines these different forms of expression in order to develop a humanistic vision of the future in which people find a harmonious unity with society changed by technical innovations. The Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha now presents the first solo exhibition on Oskar Schlemmer in Eastern Germany.
Supplementary works by László Moholy-Nagy, Andor Weininger and Wassily Kandinsky impressively demonstrate the artistic horizon of the time.
You are invited to discover Oskar Schlemmer’s imaginative power and immerse yourself in the Bauhaus movement in his company. The Gotha show focuses in particular on Schlemmer’s work of the 1920s and 1930s, his time at the Weimar and Dessau Bauhaus. Schlemmer’s theme of a repositioning of humankind in a society that is transforming itself and is conditioned by technological developments is almost topical: in the age of algorithms, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology, we have to face these questions anew.
The publication Oskar Schlemmer. Das Bauhaus und der Weg in die Moderne will appear in our program just in time for the opening of the exhibition.