Bauhaus and Early Modernism – March 2020 Session

Mon 23 Mar - Thu 2 Apr' 20

A two week long academic program, part of the Spring 2020 Sequence "An Archaeology of Modernism," focusing on the most important phase of the birth, influence and evolution of the Bauhaus movement.

Bauhaus played a catalytic and fundamental role in the development of European Modernism which eventually was to have a decisive influence all over. Despite lasting for only fourteen years in Germany, Bauhaus became the most influential art and design school which led to re-thinking architectural and artistic work within industrial production for a mass populace, and in a radical integration of all the disciplines of art and architecture. Founded by Walter Gropius in 1919 in a post-WWI era Weimar Republic, the school has had tremendous influence globally in the fields of art, architecture and design.

The March Session, along with an exhibition, will focus on the impact of the Bauhaus, its historical development, and subsequently, early modernism in architecture and design related fields.

To celebrate the centenary of the Bauhaus, Goethe-Institut, Bangladesh in partnership with Bengal Institute is organising this academic program, a traveling exhibition titled bauhaus imaginista and a theatre workshop with selected undergrad students in March and April. The exhibition aims to rethink the school from a global perspective and its involvement against a century of geopolitical change.

Tentative List of Faculty:

– Kazi Khaleed Ashraf [On Corbusier and Mies]
– Saif Ul Haque [on Alvar Alto]
– Anshuman Dasgupta [Shantiniketan and Bauhaus]
– Syeda Tuhin Ara (Aupee) Karim [directing a Bauhaus style small theatre for undergraduate students]  
– Diane Taylor [on modern furniture design practices]
– Riyaz Tayyibji [on Gandhi and his distinctive modernity]
– Shamsul Wares [on the early history of Bauhaus influence in Bengal art scene]

Eligibility: Open for anyone with a bachelor’s degree or a final-year undergraduate studentship from any discipline to attend (subject to application, selection and payment).

Application Fee: (For new applicants only) ৳300 BDT (~ $4 USD).
Subscription Charge: (Payable after selection) ৳8,000 BDT (~ $95 USD)

Tentative dates: This program has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemicThe application and admission remains open. If you have applied/selected/paid already you will be informed about rescheduled dates. If you have any question feel free to call us.

Time: 17:30 to 19:30. Generally Sunday to Wednesday.
Venue: Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth, Dhanmondi 7A.
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