Model and Ruin

Werkleitz Festival 2019
Model and Ruin
25. 5. to 10. 6. 2019

künstlerische Leitung:

© Werkleitz, Foto: Matthias Knoch
© Werkleitz, Foto: Matthias Knoch
© Werkleitz, Foto: Matthias Knoch
© Werkleitz, Foto: Matthias Knoch
© Werkleitz, Foto: Matthias Knoch
© Werkleitz, Foto: Matthias Knoch
© Werkleitz, Foto: Matthias Knoch
© Werkleitz, Foto: Matthias Knoch
© Werkleitz, Foto: Matthias Knoch
© Werkleitz, Foto: Falk Wenzel
© Werkleitz, Foto: Falk Wenzel
© Werkleitz, Foto: Falk Wenzel

The 2019 Werkleitz Festival takes an in-depth look at the legacy of Bauhaus from the perspective of contemporary productions, as inspired by the interrelated tensions between the concepts of model and ruin. Criticism of Bauhaus is legion. And yet we continue to utilize the elements of Bauhaus that are still relevant. We thus do not start from scratch, nor do we proclaim the end of history. It is now much more important to recognize continuities, to accept the simultaneous presence of different historical epochs and to explore the potential of each. From a current perspective the classical modern age that began in 1919 reflects the classicism of the 18th and 19th centuries – and vice versa. This broader context of a more comprehensive history of modernity comes into archetypal focus at the site of the festival Modell und Ruin in Dessau-Roßlau. The intention is to present Bauhaus in the larger context of the 250-year history of the modern age.

Kooperationspartner:
Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau, Förderverein Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie und Georgengarten Dessau e.V, Förderverein Mausoleum e. V. Dessau, Kiez e. V., Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz, Kurt-Weill-Zentrum, Rotary Club Dessau, Stadt Dessau-Roßlau, Stadtarchiv Dessau-Roßlau, Tierpark Dessau, VorOrt e. V.

Publikation

Modell und Ruine [Model and Ruin]

The exhibition catalogue for the 2019 Werkleitz Festival is published in German with an
English insert. It primarily features specially commissioned essays together with interviews
with the 13 featured artists and an info section on the Dessau exhibit locations with
photographs by Joachim Brohm. Texts authored by: Constanze Baum, Svetlana Boym,
Martin Hartung, Daniel Herrmann/Alexander Klose, Andreas Hillger, Henrik Karge, Mateja
Kurir, Mark Lewis and Rose Macauley.
The catalogue is published by Mitteldeutscher Verlag, Halle.

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