For the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Bauhaus, the Athens School of Fine Arts and the State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart are organising an international conference titled ‘Bauhaus and Greece’. The conference will take place in Athens from May 30 to June 1, 2019.
Athens School of Fine Arts, State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart
Bauhaus and Greece
International Conference, Athens, May 30 – June 1, 2019
Call for Papers
Deadline September 30, 2018
Firstly, the conference will deal with the effects of the Bauhaus and the Bauhaus idea in architectural and artistic theory and practice in the Greek context of the pre-war period.
Particular emphasis will be placed on direct or indirect references to the Bauhaus during the formation of Greek Modernism, especially with regard to its relationship to another important contemporary current, the search for the specifically Greek character of Greek culture from the 1920s onwards.
Artistic training will be the second focal point of the congress. The Bauhaus model in its various permutations will be presented against comparable or antagonistic approaches, both during the period of its activity (1919-1933) and in the 100 years since its foundation. Initiatives such as Mendelsohn’s, Wijdeveld’s and Ozenfant’s project for a Mediterranean Academy, the Black Mountain College in North Carolina and the New Bauhaus in Chicago, the ‘Bauhaus-Architecture’ in Tel Aviv, the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm, Asger Jorn's International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus, and the impact of Bauhaus pedagogy in contemporary educational practice will form this part of the debate.
Researchers, artists, and architects are invited to participate in the conference.
The deadline for abstracts and CVs is September 30, 2019. Submission guidelines and contact details are available on the conference website.