On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Bauhaus art school in Weimar, Germany, the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office in cooperation with the Goethe Center Yerevan initiated the exhibition BAUHAUS WOMEN in Tbilisi and Yerevan.
As in Georgia and Armenia nowadays, back then the women of the Bauhaus contributed a lot but didn’t earn as much attention for their work as their male counterparts. The exhibition focused on the artwork, personalities, and fates of the forgotten women in the political environment of the Weimar Republic that soon had been undermined by the rise of national socialism.
The exhibition was based on the book: “Bauhaus women: masters in art, craftwork, and design” by Bauhaus women expert Dr. Müller. In Georgia, the vice ambassador Mr. Fabri and in Armenia the ambassador Mr. Kiesel opened the exhibitions. Dr. Müller delivered a lecture on “the Bauhaus women and the female empowerment in modernity” at the opening, as well as a workshop for local artists in both cities.
In Georgia, the poster exhibition was accompanied by posters of Georgian female artists from the same period that were equally forgotten as the German artists. In Armenia a screenplay workshop took place, supporting young female artists in the preparation of a film on forgotten female figures from the 20th to 50th.
Complementing the programme, the movie “Lotte at the Bauhaus” was screened in Tbilisi and Yerevan displaying the life of a fictive Bauhaus woman and her struggle for equality.
During the Bauhaus year 2019 further activities on the women of the art movement are planned in both countries – so follow up!