Zu Gast: Das Meer ist kein Abgrund. SUPERFLEX
from 31.03.2022 to 25.09.2022
Stage puppets. Oskar Schlemmer and Kia LaBeija
from 31.03.2022 to 25.09.2022
Take a Breath! An Audio Collage on the Bauhaus
from 31.03.2022 to 26.02.2023
Tue – Sun 10.00 a.m. – 06.00 p.m.
Included in the entry price of the museum.
Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Intermezzi: exhibitions in the exhibition
The Intermezzi in the Black Box of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau are temporary exhibitions in the exhibition space. They expand on the presentation of the collection in Versuchsstätte Bauhaus and continue to build on it.
On Collecting presents new groups of objects in the collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation as well as objects that have not been given a permanent space in the museum.
Be Hosted invites objects from international Bauhaus collections as well as curators, artists and designers who deal with themes and objects of Bauhaus modernism.
While Experimental Space sets out how the Bauhaus Agents run projects with schools in Dessau-Roßlau. Here, visitors can try their hands at small experimentation and design tasks.
Exhibition in orangery Luisium castle
Black-and-white. Photography in the Garden Kingdom – Yesterday and Today
On the occasion of the anniversary “20 Years UNESCO World Heritage Garden Realm Dessau-Wörlitz”, the Cultural Foundation has selected 35 historical photographs from the Garden Realm for public presentation, which are presented in comparison with current photographs of the respective situation from the year 2021. The counterparts show the eventful history of change in the palaces and garden architecture as well as the gardens and parks, open up exciting possibilities for comparison and bring surprising insights for the eye of the viewer.
The exhibition is kindly sponsored by the state of Saxony-Anhalt and Lotto Toto Sachsen-Anhalt.
Admission is free of charge, prior registration is not necessary. The applicable pandemic regulations must be observed in the exhibition.
Episodes from the Pandemic
Over the past two years many episodes of our lives have (unexpectedly) touched, moved or frightened us. The concert halls fell silent, streets became empty, the skies turned clear. We withdrew ourselves from what was familiar: family, friends, nature or art. During the Corona lockdown, a selection of international artists, who independently from one another used art as a vehicle to pass this time or to capture its peculiarities, will present their works created during these two years in an exhibition entitled Episodes from the Pandemic, which opens on July 17, 2022, in the new space of the Kunsthalle in Dessau. In this new venue and for the first time, six remarkable artists, a designer and a curator, all pursuing different goals and working with different media come together to engage in a dialogue. The Kunsthalle is located in the midst of an exciting environment, surrounded by the Bauhaus Museum in Dessau and the city centre. The exhibition combines the presentation of film, large-format drawings and small works on paper, paintings, spatial installations and paper sculptures. Some artists documented the events on a daily basis, others captured the moment in an abstract way. The exhibition is curated by Esenija Bannan in collaboration with Katrin Günther.
Exhibition in the Bauhaus Building
Archaeology of Modernism. Building Research Bauhaus Buildings Dessau
Whether door handles and bath tubs or colour samples and concrete fragments, the scientists in the building research archive of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation collect and investigate building components and materials of the architecture of Modernism. A worldwide unique collection of original testimonies that have been almost unknown by now. The exhibition Archaeology of Modernism. Building Research Bauhaus Buildings Dessau in the Bauhaus Building presents a selection from the building research archive and demonstrates the interaction of material and the architecture of Modernism by presenting building components and building materials, drawing and contemporary records.
Over the past decades, much knowledge about the once modern, however meanwhile historical materials has been lost. Many materials proved to be useful and prevailed, some of them not. They were just replaced in later refurbishment activities, apparently unimportant items, e.g. electrical lines and floor covers, were disposed of. But they find their place in the building research archive. They are secured, investigated and again and again studied to answer still pending questions of the architecture of Modernism.
Exhibition in Fremdenhaus near Georgium castle
Drawings by Julia Ziegler
The Berlin artist Julia Ziegler is fascinated by the historical small architecture, the so-called staffage buildings, in Park Georgium in Dessau. Her artistic work particularly addresses the relationship between the human body and space. For the Fremdenhaus, she developed an artistic work in relation to the recessed seat that can be found near the Fremdenhaus.
The exhibition is a project within the framework of contemporary art by Büro Otto Koch in the K.I.E.Z. e.V., funded by the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Lotto Sachsen-Anhalt, the city of Dessau-Roßlau and is supported by the Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau.
Museum of Natural History and Prehistory
Natural Impressions - Elbe, Oder, Wolga
In the “Natural Impressions” exhibition, the Dessau Museum of Natural History and Prehistory is dedicated to the floodplains of the European rivers Elbe, Oder and Volga. Four photographers were able to be won for the exhibition, who will show their pictures: Heike Setzermann and Dirk Vorwerk took atmospheric and impressive pictures of the landscape, animals and plants of the Elbe meadows. Dr. Karsten Neumann was out and about with his camera on the Oder on the border between Brandenburg and Poland and Dmitri Innus in the Volga delta. The four photographers contribute fantastic photos from their pool.
Experts count river floodplains among the azonal habitats. In doing so, they express the fact that floodplains are very similar even if they are located in very different natural areas and climates. The museum uses valuable specimens from its collections to illustrate such connections, but also addresses the differences along the three rivers.
Open Space Gallery
Take your time for a walk through the city and discover the most beautiful places of Dessau-Roßlau as photo impressions on an approximately 3.5 km long circuit between the train station and Kavalierstraße.
In this interesting format, the temporary exhibition presents appealing topics such as urban development, urban history and urban culture.
Local and regional photographers were asked to send in their very personal and most beautiful views of the sights of Dessau-Roßlau. The impressive results can be viewed on a walk through the city, can also be experienced digitally and inspire people to visit the original sites.
The photo impressions will be on display until spring 2022. After that, the exhibition will change thematically.
Click here to go to the exhibition page.