1.24.2010

bauhaus




Joe and I went to go see the Bauhaus exibit at the MoMA on Friday evening, and it was really fun.  Even though their free Friday nights are sooooo crowded, it was still amazing.  I got to see some of the most wonderful textiles (a few of the woven pieces are pictured above), prints, furniture, and everyday objects.  It's stuff like this that makes me feel so lucky to live in New York.  I was definitely inspired, and I really want to get this book so I can learn about Bauhaus in more depth.  The exibit is still up for two more days, until January 25.

18 comments:

schorlemädchen said...

Oh..how great that you saw this exhibit...I think I saw the same one a few months ago in Berlin where they also showed this woven pieces ..I was so inspired...I really loved seeing all their ideas and was amazed how old some of their ideas were and how modern they still seem...They also had an additional Le Corbusier exhibit there..which was great too...I loved the little workshop there at which you could draw your own Bauhaus flat on a piece of paper...: )

Lena said...

thanks for reminding me the it ends tomorrow!! yikes, i almost missed it. i have a great old bauhaus book that i look at a lot.

modaspia said...

i'm envious. i read about that exhibit. i wish it would make it out to california.
these textiles look american indian. i wonder what the connection is there if any. the b&w looks navajo.

Every Little Counts said...

i'm finally going today... can't believe it took me so long!

montague said...

so pretty! cant wait to make it there myself!

cassaundra said...

wow!

amelia said...

I went this afternoon with a friend who has a membership. So great! I love the combination of art and utility. I think that grey/brown/black woven piece was my favorite, although I also loved the typewriter textiles. I always have to remind myself to take advantage of everything this city has to offer.

Kate said...

Dude. Someone messaged me on twitter saying that they saw a "stylish girl" at the moma on Friday wearing one of my necklaces. Was it you?! hahaha, oh man the internet is weird like that sometimes.

Hello Lindello said...

These are just lovely. aaaaww. I wish I lived in NYC sometimes.

stephanie said...

Did you see the samovars? Along with the textiles, those were my favorites.

Rebecca (Dog-Eared) said...

those pieces are amazing. love the colors..

jones said...

such fantastic patterns!

Amelia said...

you might like to also get hold of Bauhaus textiles : women artists and the weaving workshop by Sigrid Wortmann Weltge.

Ellen said...

The textiles are amazing.
The book on 'Gunta Stolzl' is good too, her colour combinations are so exciting.

P R I M O E Z A said...

so envious - moma on a friday night - sigh!

Caroline Marissa Clementine said...

I'm writing my thesis on these textiles. they are so beautiful. but the exhibit was so crowded, and it's sad to see what years of being lost or displaced have done to the fibers. conservation is so difficult with fabric.

Jenn said...

thought you might like this, if you haven't seen it already...

http://www.birdsofoh.com/#a=0&at=0&mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=6

ilovesasek said...

I'm commenting so late on this post but... I saw this exhibition in berlin and it blew me away. I've been a huge fan of bauhaus weaving for awhile. These wall hangings are beautiful. You should check out some of Annie Albers work... she has also make some amazing jewelry out of mundane things like hairpins and chains for bathtub stoppers.

There is a book out now on the women of bauhaus. Check it out if you get a chance. Here's an article about it.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/nov/07/the-women-of-bauhaus