BAUHAUS 1919 2019
February 23 - May 5, 2019
opening Saturday 23 February, 16.00 hrs
Kho Liang Ie
Galerie VIVID presents:
Bauhaus 1919 2019
100 years ago Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus.
The influence of this school is ubiquitous even today. The exhibition will show this influence already now for a century. A complete set of Bauhausbücher play a central row. The vision of the Bauhaus school can be found in these 14 books.
The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 in the city of Weimar by German architect Walter Gropius. Its core objective was a radical concept: to reimagine the material world to reflect the unity of all the arts. Gropius explained this vision for a union of crafts, art and technology in the Programm des Staatlichen Bauhauses Weimar (1919), which described a utopian craft guild combining architecture, sculpture, and painting into a single creative expression [Gesamtkunstwerk]. Gropius developed a curriculum that would turn out artisans and designers capable of creating useful and beautiful objects appropriate to this new system of living.
photos Bauhaus 1919 2019
May 12 - June 30, 2019
opening Sunday May 12, 16.00 hrs
Galerie VIVID is proud to present the first solo exhibition of the Rotterdam-based designer Tijmen Smeulders.
After graduating from Eindhoven Design Academy in 2013, Tijmen Smeulders set up Studio Tijmen Smeulders in 2014. Smeulders principal aims to offer new perspectives on products for everyday use, thus, challenging our assumptions in terms of both materiality and functionality. His work method typically involves a concentrated period of research into the fundamental elements of any given product. This means rigorously questioning and experimenting with an array of features including colour, texture, shape, material, size and function. Eventually, it transpires there is always an inherent logic and reason for using these elements – its about how they relate to, and mutually enhance each other’s presence. It is always crucial to understand the material characteristics that form any product as far as possible in order to reach a meaningful application during a product’d design, manufacture and use. Smeulders strongly believes that working with craftsmen and industrial producers is always an integral part of the process. This ongoing dialogue is a quest to share knowledge and push the boundaries of design.