The University Museum and Art Gallery collaborates with the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong and the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, on the exhibition “Picturing the Bauhaus“. This collaboration presents the documentary photography of Erich Consemüller as an introduction to the famed German design and architecture school that is celebrating its 100 anniversary this year. Consemüller (1902–1957) recorded the artists, their workshops, designs and artefacts, as well as the students and their daily lives on campus from 1926 to 1927, when the Bauhaus school was in its prime and located in Dessau.
The exhibition is on view in three locations in Hong Kong: at HKU, the Goethe Institut and City U, and is accompanied by an extensive outreach programme, lectures, guided tours and an international symposium organised with the university’s School of Architecture and the German Academic Exchange Service, as well as with academics throughout Hong Kong and Germany on 11 April.
- Erich Consemüller, Frau im Klubsessel, 1927, Image Courtesy of the University Museum and Art Gallery, the University of Hong Kong.