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BAUHAUS 100 – Introduction

BAUHAUS 100 - Introduction

Bauhaus 100 is History Film Festival’s special programme dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus. Its rich and diverse programme combines a travelling world exhibition titled bauhaus imaginista, film programme including new films made especially for the centenary of Bauhaus, short experimental films made by the Bauhaus artists in 1920’s and 1930’s, international guests with expertise in Bauhaus and a round table which will connect Bauhaus with the interwar modernist architecture. Films such as Bauhaus Spirit and Nothing Works Without Colour as well as the exhibition titled bauhaus imaginista are part of a big international celebration of the 100th anniversary of this unconventional art school whose influence is still noticeable around the world.

Bauhaus was a German international art school with students coming from different parts of Europe and Asia. It was active from 1919 to 1933. Its students perfected their own creativity as a form of democratic lifestyle, took part in administrative decision making and were trying to break the hierarchical relations between students and teachers. Students of Bauhaus were rarely discriminated because of their gender, race and religion. The school’s social openness was one of the reasons why it was closed in 1933 by the Nazi regime, while its students and teachers emigrated and transferred its ideas and the spirit of Bauhaus around the world. The fact that Bauhaus stood up to the fascist ideology made this school an important example of the 20th century art and design. Even a hundred years after it was founded, Bauhaus still influences modern lifestyle while its socio-political ideas respond to the challenges of globalization.

HFF’s programme Bauhaus 100 is supported by Goethe-Institut Kroatien.