Bauhaus Exhibitions. A lecture by Daniel Talesnik


From 21 February 2018




Garage Auditorium
Bauhaus Exhibitions. A lecture by Daniel TalesnikBauhaus Exhibitions. A lecture by Daniel Talesnik


Daniel Talesnik, an architect specializing in modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism, will speak about the most important exhibitions on Bauhaus.

Although the word Bauhaus is probably familiar, there is usually confusion when it comes to defining it. What was the Bauhaus? When did the Bauhaus exist? Where? Who directed the institution? Was it an architecture school?  By looking at the main exhibitions organized by the Bauhaus, and in particular at the way architecture was exhibited, it is possible to tackle some of these questions. The focus of this lecture will be the exhibitions shown by the Bauhaus while it was active between 1919 and 1933, including also the Bauhaus Dessau 1928-1930 exhibitions organized by architect Hannes Meyer in Moscow in 1930 and 1931 and the big exhibition on the Bauhaus: 1919–1928 organized by Walter Gropius in the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1938. The Bauhaus, which had different stages and several conflicts, showcased itself through these exhibits. Analyzing them will enable a better understanding of what this German art, crafts, design, and architecture school was.

Lecture by Daniel Talesnik is a part of public program related to the exhibition Designing Life: The Internationalist Architect. Designing Life: The Internationalist Architect  is a collaboration between Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, the Bauhaus Kooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar, Goethe-Institut, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, funded by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Cultural Foundation. It is part of the international initiative 100 Years of Bauhaus, which includes research exhibitions, symposia, and workshops around the world.



Daniel Talesnik is a trained architect specializing in modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism, with a particular focus on architectural pedagogy and relationships between architecture and political ideologies. He was awarded a PhD by Columbia University in May 2016 with the dissertation The Itinerant Red Bauhaus, or the Third Emigration. He has published several articles and book chapters. Daniel has taught studio and history / theory courses at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning and at the School of Architecture at the Universidad Católica of Chile. In 2016–2017 he was a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Since September 2017 he has been teaching at the Technische Universität München and is a Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in its Architekturmuseum.


Free admission with advance registration.
The lecture will be held in English with interpreting into Russian.