Exhibition credits

October 10, 2019 – November 15, 2019

In Search of Space-Time

One hundred years have passed since the founding of the Bauhaus, and things look quite different. Resources are not pinched by the prospect of war. Standardized production is not novel, but banal. Typographic communication has left the realm of the radical lowercase to that of the affected emoji. The masses for whom we design have gotten bigger and better, but perhaps also smaller and stranger. Nevertheless, the aura of the Bauhaus lives within our world always, a transparent underlay of lasting propositions.

Today, we ask: what were these propositions and how have they made it this far? Where do the analog, economical ideas of the Bauhaus sit within our abundant, digital world?

In Search of Space-Time is an immersive installation that presents viewers with an ode to the Bauhaus, a spin of the Vorkurs wheel inflected with the bush-hammered walls of Rudolph Hall and the hyperbole of digital media. It seeks to present the process and products of a Bauhaus pedagogy applied in the twenty-first century. It is intended not as a display of student works, but an archive of attempts to capture space-time, the synthetic apotheosis of the Bauhausler.

In a world where type and image have become our lingua franca, we turn to the Bauhaus on its centennial to celebrate and reinterpret its design lessons. We look back as we look forward, forever revolving in space-time suspension.

Exhibition credits

The work in this exhibition was created in students in the Fall 2018 seminar “Bauhaus@100” taught by Trattie Davies & Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen: Diego Arango, Lani Barry, David Bruce, Emily Cass, Sunny Cui, Kerry Garikes, Tianyu Guan, Orli Hakanoglu, Kelley Johnson, Louis Koushouris, Jen Lai, Mengi Li, Rachel Mulder, Iven Peh, Maya Sorabjee, Luke Studebaker, Jingqiu Zhang.