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Ivana Tomljenović na terasi Bauhausa

Izložba na Bauhausu 1930. (Snimljena djela Oscara Reinera na "Vorkursu" Josefa Albersa)

— About

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auhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice (BauNet) is international research and exhibition project which involves four cultural institutions from four European countries - Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia. The leading partner on the project is the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, while the coorganizers are Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz (Austria), Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Loka Museum in Škofja Loka (Slovenia).

The project has been prepared in continuation since 2008 by MSU, where in November 2012 the international symposium Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice was organized, presenting the results of research on the theme of Bauhaus and its influences, by twelve experts from the region.

Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice will thoroughly explore and present the activities and interrelations of artists from South-East Europe, who were schooled at the renowned international school of architecture, design, and visual art – Bauhaus and its influences on art practice of the fifties of the 20th century in South-East Europe.

The mainstay of the project Bauhaus - Networking Ideas and Practice are the aesthetic and pedagogic concepts of the Bauhaus school, which were applied to all visual art disciplines, design, architecture, theatre, and even multimedia experiments. The other essential determinant of Bauhaus’s educational activity is the synthesis of art theories and practice, both through creative courses and school workshops on the one side, and individual practice of artists on the other. Therefore a special segment of the project is directed at the research of art groups and tendencies during the fifties of the 20th century in South-East Europe, which developed under direct influence of ideas and practices of the Bauhaus, as well as the legacy of geometrical abstraction and avant-garde movements of the first half of the last century.

Bauhaus - Networking Ideas and Practice started in October 2013, it will last two years and comprise research in archives, digitalization of documentation, creation of the BAUNET portal and a data base as a central point of future research, realization of conferences and workshops, and the exhibition in MSU Zagreb 2015, that will be presented in other partner countries: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia.

Ivana Tomljenović na terasi Bauhausa

— Objectives

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he main objective of the research and exhibition project Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice is to thoroughly explore and present the activities and interrelations of artists from South-East Europe who were schooled at the renowned international school Bauhaus, coming from Croatia: Otti Berger, arch. Gustav Bohutinsky, Ivana Tomljenović Meller, and the region: August Černigoj from Slovenia and arch. Selman Selmanagić from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project researches the Bauhaus influences on visual art, architecture and design in the period after the WW2, with focus on the Zagreb Group EXAT 51, the work of Bauhaus student arch. Hubert Hoffmann in Grazu, and the architectural practice of Smjer B in Ljubljana.

Bauhaus was a European movement of the Historical Avant-garde, the key terms in its description are: sharing life and work between teachers and students, synthesis of theory and practice in the learning process, experimenting in different art media, mobility of artists during schooling and networking of ideas and practices through the activities of the school and later through influences and reflections of Bauhaus, whose achievements and importance have an impact on today's world as well.

Izložba na Bauhausu 1930. (Snimljena djela Oscara Reinera na "Vorkursu" Josefa Albersa)

Baunet activities and interrelations

— Activities

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egarding the aims of the project Bauhaus – Networking of Ideas and Practice, it will comprise research in archives, digitalization of documentation, creation of the BauNet portal and a data base as a central point of future research, conferences, workshops, and exhibitions in all partner countries: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia. BauNet will be developed through eleven interconnected and complementary activities.

BauNet Info

Venue: MSU Zagreb

Period: October 2013

Launching the BauNet's visual identity, and basic content of the website and structure of database

Conference / August Černigoj and the legacy of experimental practices

Venue: LM Škofja Loka – August Černigoj Gallery, Lipica

Period: April 2014

Conference / Bauhaus in the Life and Work of Selman Selmanagić

Venue: ALU Sarajevo

Period: October, 2014

Exhibition / Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice in Universalmuseum Joanneum

Venue: UMJ Graz

Curator: Peter Peer

Period: June, 2015

Research

Period: November, 2013 – September, 2015

The research on the Bauhaus topic and its reflections will be conducted and headed by experts in museum and archive institutions from all partner countries and beyond. They will travel and stay for study in cities where works and archive material on artists and art tendencies encompassed by this project are located.

Exhibition / Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice

Venue: MSU Zagreb

Period: April – May, 2015

Curators: Vesna Meštrić, Darko Šimičić, Jadranka Vinterhalter

Exhibition / Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice in Museum of Škofja Loka – August Černigoj Gallery

Venue: LM Škofja Loka – August Černigoj Gallery

Period: July, 2015 Curators: Barbara Sterle Vurnik, Jana Mlakar

Digitalization

Period: March, 2014 – June, 2015

Digitalization of archive material from private and public archives and museum collections. The digitalized material will be included in online databases.


Exhibition / Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice

Venue: MSU Zagreb

Period: April – May, 2015

Curators: Vesna Meštrić, Darko Šimičić, Jadranka Vinterhalter


Workshop / Experimental Drafting. Experimental Practice of the Fifties of the 20thCentury in Visual Arts and Architecture

Venue: UMJ Graz

Period: May, 2015


Multimedia exhibition Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice

Venue: ALU Sarajevo

Curator: Aida Abadžić Hodžić

Period: September, 2015

BauNet Info

Venue: MSU Zagreb

Period: October 2013

Launching the BauNet's visual identity, and basic content of the website and structure of database

Conference / August Černigoj and the legacy of experimental practices

Venue: LM Škofja Loka – August Černigoj Gallery, Lipica

Period: April 2014

Conference / Bauhaus in the Life and Work of Selman Selmanagić

Venue: ALU Sarajevo

Period: October, 2014

Exhibition / Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice in Universalmuseum Joanneum

Venue: UMJ Graz

Curator: Peter Peer

Period: June, 2015


Digitalization

Period: March, 2014 – June, 2015

Digitalization of archive material from private and public archives and museum collections. The digitalized material will be included in online databases.


Exhibition / Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice

Venue: MSU Zagreb

Period: April – May, 2015

Curators: Vesna Meštrić, Darko Šimičić, Jadranka Vinterhalter

Research

Period: November, 2013 – September, 2015

The research on the Bauhaus topic and its reflections will be conducted and headed by experts in museum and archive institutions from all partner countries and beyond. They will travel and stay for study in cities where works and archive material on artists and art tendencies encompassed by this project are located.

Exhibition / Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice

Venue: MSU Zagreb

Period: April – May, 2015

Curators: Vesna Meštrić, Darko Šimičić, Jadranka Vinterhalter

Exhibition / Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice in Museum of Škofja Loka – August Černigoj Gallery

Venue: LM Škofja Loka – August Černigoj Gallery

Period: July, 2015 Curators: Barbara Sterle Vurnik, Jana Mlakar


Workshop / Experimental Drafting. Experimental Practice of the Fifties of the 20thCentury in Visual Arts and Architecture

Venue: UMJ Graz

Period: May, 2015


Multimedia exhibition Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice

Venue: ALU Sarajevo

Curator: Aida Abadžić Hodžić

Period: September, 2015

— BAUNET RESEARCH TEAM

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auhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice is going to bring together experts from the museums, universities and other institutions involved with the subject of Bauhaus. During two years experts will research the subjects concerning the opuses and activities of students of the Bauhaus School from Croatia and the region, the principles and work methods of that School and influence on the artistic and pedagogic practice during the fifties of the 20th century.

Dubravko Bačić

MDesS, Faculty of Architecture, Zagreb

Dr. Aida Abadžić Hodžić

Faculty of Philosophy, Sarajevo

Igor Ekštajn

Faculty of Architecture, Zagreb

Dr. Nataša Jakšić

Faculty of Architecture, Zagreb

Andrea Klobučar

Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb

Dr. Peter Krečič

Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana

Dr. Lovorka Magaš Bilandžić

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb

Vesna Meštrić

Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

Dr. Antonija Mlikota

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zadar

Dr. Ana Ofak

art and media critic, Berlin

Dr. Peter Peer

Universalmuseum Joanneum, Neue Galerie, Graz

Barbara Sterle Vurnik

Museum of Škofja Loka, Škofja Loka

Dr. Karin Šerman

Faculty of Architecture, Zagreb

Darko Šimičić

Tomislav Gotovac Institute, Zagreb

Jadranka Vinterhalter

Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

— Contact

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useum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Avenija Dubrovnik 17, 10000 Zagreb
baunet@msu.hr

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