Special Poster Installation Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Bauhaus
September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
On Thursday, September 19th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, please join us for Bauhaus 100, a poster installation and reception honoring the work of this important art movement. We are pleased to welcome KCRW host of Design and Architecture Frances Anderton and Art Center’s Gloria Kondrup, for a discussion highlighting the legacy and practices of the school, with a Q & A to follow.
Originally an avant-garde art school founded by Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus name soon became synonymous with revolutionary ideas and techniques that found their way into nearly every aspect of arts, crafts, typography, architecture, and design. Belief in harmony of form and function over the traditional notion of art emerged from the academic circles of Bauhaus, bringing about unprecedented change to the contemporary art world of the early 20th century and whose ripple effects are felt one hundred years after the birth of this historic movement.
Bauhaus 100 is a poster campaign illustrative of the impact Bauhaus has had on modern, creative society. This commemorative project has produced a growing collection of more than 400 posters made by designers from all over the globe who have one thing in common — a desire and willingness to experiment with their art, connecting them directly to the groundbreaking principles and practices of Bauhaus. Just as in 1919, when Bauhaus’s revolutionary doctrines first brought together artisans and craftsmen from different parts of the world, today’s global design community joins forces in an expressive celebration of the unique phenomenon that is Bauhaus.
This exhibit evolves and grows with each new artwork that is added to the collection. The deadline has been postponed twice, and we hope that the new deadline of March 31, 2020 will allow more and more artists to participate in this poster action. Organized by PosterTerritory, the Helms Bakery exhibition presents more than 70 posters created by a variety of worldwide artists and designers.
The Bauhaus 100 poster campaign is curated by Serge Serov, AGI, Golden Bee Global Biennale President.
Supported by BrandCulture.
The Corridor Gallery, 8723 Washington Boulevard, Culver City
Free Valet Parking is located at 8711 Washington Boulevard, the interior garage adjacent to the venue.
BrandCulture is a brand, organizational and design consultancy that builds strong brands and cultures. They combine insightful strategy, inspired design, leading technologies, and rigorous execution to create significant brands. BrandCulture is proud to support artistic design initiatives and be a part of the Bauhaus 100 Posters Show.
ABOUT FRANCES ANDERTON
Frances Anderton is host of DnA: Design and Architecture, broadcast weekly on KCRW public radio station and podcast at kcrw.com/dna. For many years Anderton produced KCRW’s acclaimed current affairs shows, To The Point, and Which Way, LA?, hosted by Warren Olney. Anderton is a regular public speaker and moderator, and she curates events and exhibitions; these include “Sink Or Swim: Designing For a Sea Change”, a critically received exhibition about resilient architecture for vulnerable coastlines at the Annenberg Space for Photography. She has written extensively about West Coast design for publications including the New York Times. Her books include Grand Illusion: A Story of Ambition, and its Limits, on LA’s Bunker Hill, based on a studio she co-taught with Frank Gehry and partners at USC School of Architecture.
ABOUT GLORIA KONDRUP
Gloria Kondrup’s professional career spans the fields of art, design, and education. As a design consultant she has helped evolve extensive branding, identity, and packaging systems. Companies benefiting from her expertise include Aon, Avon, and Goodwill Industries. As a full-time professor at ArtCenter College of Design, Gloria has been a dedicated design educator for over two decades, shaping and inspiring future generations of designers. She instills in her students the importance of ethical design practices, fairness and equality, and respect for our natural environment. As the Director of Archetype Press, ArtCenter’s unique and vibrant letterpress studio, she redefined the value of typography and analog technology in the digital landscape.