The Bauhaus is a symbol of the post-war attempt to build a new society, a drive towards a better world that never really fully materialized, an aesthetic deeply immersed in the problems of socialism and psychoanalysis, hostile to locking the art in the gallery and the architecture in skyscrapers and museums.
Our proposal for the Bauhaus Museum aims not to preserve modernism, not to absorb this symbol of permanent revolution into the art-historical classification system. We do not plan to create a space that is offering museum status by converting the school’s once revolutionary instruments into monuments for the amusement of the masses alongside the traditional forms of art.
Our purpose is to create a space that deals with events rather than objects, a building that doesn’t function as a representation of the Bauhaus movement but rather a space that plays a guiding role in the construction of a new type of reality, based on the Bauhaus philosophy of the experimental, that is yet to come.
The key concept of our proposal is a new kind of dynamic museum organized in an interconnected multilayered system of timeless hierarchy. Situated in the interstitial space the new platform flows between the museum – the past, the school – the present and the experimentation – the future.
A symbol of continuous artistic evolution, an informal space that can host an unpredictable mix of informal and official museum activities.