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Bauhaus Residence - Open Call

Bauhaus Residence – Open Call Living and working in the Meisterhäuser 2017 Apply now – Applications close on 5 September 2016 In the 1920’s the Meisterhaus Ensemble in Dessau became the epitome of an artist com-munity of the twentieth century. This is where Walter Gropius, Oskar Schlemmer, Georg Muche, László Moholy-Nagy, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee and their families lived next door to each other. Here they were joined by their friends and visitors. Artist collectives, artist couples and artist friendships developed here, with everyone work-ing together in the open structure of the model homes located in a park. However, when the Bauhaus people left in 1933 the area became deserted and the work created as a re-sult of the artistic effort was abandoned. Since February 2016 and for the first time since 90 years the foundation Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau is enabling young international artists to once again live and work in the Muche/ Schlemmer duplex house – even if the restrictions of the perseveration of cultural heritage attached to the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site are very strict. With the new for-mat the foundation Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau would like to promote the current focus of attention on the Bauhaus heritage, revitalise the Meisterhaus Ensemble and in this context promote artistic and creative work of international significance which will then at the end of the residency period be displayed in the Gropius House until the Bauhaus anniversary in 2019. Participation conditions: The programme is catering to international artists with an overall interest in all those areas that are historically being represented by Bauhaus and that have developed from it until today: • Painting, product design, textile design, music, performing arts, architecture, pho-tography Application (German or English): • Curriculum vitae • A concrete project that can be completed during the residential period and which has a relation to Bauhaus (approx. two pages). Preferable is also a reference to the foundation’s topic for 2017 “Substance” • A motivation • An artist’s portfolio Closing date for applications: 5 September 2016 • Email (pdf file, max. 5 MB) to pooth@bauhaus-dessau.de Jury: In the autumn of 2016 two artists will be selected for the year 2017. This will be announced on 4 December 2016 on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Bauhaus building. The jury consists of Dr Claudia Perren, director of Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau; Dr Thomas Köhler, director of the Berlinische Galerie; Katja Aßmann, art director of the Urbane Künste Ruhr; Gabi Schillig, professor for three-dimensional design at the Hochschule Düsseldorf – design faculty of the Peter Behrens School of Arts, and Dr Alexia Pooth, research associate of Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau The foundation’s performances: Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau will provide the selected artists with the following for three months: • Living and work space in the Muche/ Schlemmer House • A monthly expense allowance of 1,200 euros • Opportunities for giving presentations and performances and engaging in discus-sions during their stay • Support in their research work, in organising events along with technical assis-tance and public relations activities • Public presentations of their work in the Gropius House at the end of their stay where the work will remain until 2019 The artists‘ obligations: • Purchase of the material required for their work • Medical and indemnity insurance • Visa • Living expenses, provisions With the assistance of Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, the artists are free to apply for addition-al external funding for their stay. Artists-in-Residence time period: The three-monthly Artist-in-Residence stays will take place between April and October 2017 in consultation with the foundation. You are expected to be present in Dessau. Contact: Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau Bauhaus Residenz/ Dr Alexia Pooth Gropiusallee 38 06846 Dessau-Roßlau Tel. +49 340 – 6508 467 pooth@bauhaus-dessau.de http://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/de/buehne/bauhaus-residence.html
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