The Matter of Data. Tracing the Materiality of “Bauhaus Modernism”
On the initiative of the Bauhaus Kooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. On the occasion of 100 Jahre Bauhaus as part of the Triennale of Modernism 2019. Supported by the Federal Foreign Office and the »Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media« based on a decision of the German Bundestag. The project “The Matter of Data” relates the migration history of the so-called “Bauhaus Modernism” to the logistics of exporting structural components and building materials from Germany to Palestine in the 1930s. Using the Centre for Documentary Architecture’s (CDA) methods of documentation and digital analysis, the Liebling House (White City Center) in Tel Aviv is explored as an illustrative nexus of the White City’s complex history. The exhibition links film and archival studies, material analyses, and digital building surveys within a comprehensive data platform, thereby presenting architecture as a document of historical and political relations.
Bauhaus-Museum, Klassik Stiftung Weimar 28.9.2019 –3.11.2019 / Liebling Haus – The White City Center, Tel Aviv 19.09.2019 –01.04.2020. A project by the Centre for Documentary Architecture under the direction of Dr. Ines Weizman. Curator: Dr. Ines Weizman. www.bauhaus100.de / www.documentary-architecture.org / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org