Innenansicht des Schönheits.Labors

The Beauty.Lab. Winckelmann – Bauhaus – Today

In preparation of the exhibition “Winckelmann. Modern Antiquity”, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar worked together with 17 eleventh graders from the Goethegymnasium in Weimar to develop and install an interactive presentation room. In this participative, artistic project, the students applied the method of aesthetic research to formulate a question to investigate. For inspiration they examined the thematic complex of “beauty” in Winckelmann’s writings, as well as aspects of modernism (in the years of the Bauhaus) as well as contemporary positions. Over the course of several weeks, the students created 17 objects which engaged the visitors in various ways and invited them to get involved. For the duration of the exhibition, the room and the objects inside served as presentation elements in tours for children, school classes and regular visitors. The students worked together with a professional exhibition designer in developing the room concept and the presentation of their objects.

The project was supported by the Bauhaus Agents. The “Bauhaus Agents” programme is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the Klassik Stiftung Weimar / Bauhaus-Museum Weimar, the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin.

Sponsored by the Working Group of Independent Cultural Institutes (AsKI) with funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Projects of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Thuringia, represented by the State Chancellery of Thuringia, Department of Culture and the Arts.

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