Bauhaus Now! Exhibition

Guest curated by Dr Ann Stephen

In the year of its centenary the Bauhaus returns to haunt our museums. How do contemporary artists re-imagine a relationship to this legendary school? Are they scavengers raiding the ruins of modernism, appropriators of ‘good design’ kitsch, or acolytes of an unholy sect? Bauhaus Now! explores its legacy in Australia – both for contemporary artists and for art education – highlighting its visionary, collectivist ideals and its radical practices.

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Bauhaus Now! Exhibition Floor Talk
A walk-through of the Bauhaus Now! exhibition with curator Dr Ann Stephen and Professor Philip Goad, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Chair of Architecture at the University of Melbourne and the newly appointed Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University, Professor Goad is also a contributing editor to Architecture Australia.

Architectural Tour of Buxton Contemporary
Buxton Contemporary opened in 2018 on the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus. Designed by renowned architects Fender Katsalidis, the museum is comprised of four public exhibition galleries, teaching facilities, and the largest outdoor screen in Australia dedicated to the display of moving image art.

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Buxton Contemporary, corner of Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street, Southbank

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This exhibition formed part of the Open House Melbourne Weekend special programming on 27+28 July 2019, and continues at Buxton Contemporary until 20 October.

Free, no bookings required

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