When we think of the Bauhaus we inevitably think of names like Gropius, Klee and Kandinsky. Although undeniably important influences on design and architectural history, they are all men. So, what about the women students who attended the Bauhaus, why did they become overshadowed? As we celebrate the centenary of the Bauhaus this year, design enthusiast Lauren Rickards gives an informal talk on forgotten Bauhaus women.
Focusing on four individuals: Lucia Moholy-Nagy, Marianne Brandt, Otti Berger and Charlotte Beese – with varying disciplines including photography, painting, textile art and architecture – and looking at their work, and how the experience of the Bauhaus for these women was remarkably different from their male peers.
Stick around after the talk for a Bauhaus-inspired party! The Bauhaus Ball runs 8pm-midnight, tickets cost £3 – more info. The bar will be open during this event – card payments only.
Sheffield Modern is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Supported by Site Gallery. Supported by City of Ideas funded through Arts Council England's Ambition For Excellence fund.
With funding and support from: Sheffield Hallam University, RIBA Yorkshire, Sheffield Society of Architects, Sheffield Town Trust, BDP, and David Mellor.
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