29 June-4 September 2005.
This exhibition at the Fundacin La Caixa focuses on an unexplored aspect of the Bauhaus art house that was active in Berlin during the Inter-war period. While exhibitions of the Bauhaus artists work are more common, and rightly so, the other side of life at this most creative of schools is relatively neglected. The exhibition features an array of documentary and photographic evidence from the legendary Bauhaus parties that took place in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin. With the guests all turning up in fancy dress the Kite Party, the Metal Party and the White Party all took weeks to organise and design. The collective lived and worked together during this period, using the parties as a means of celebrating their work as well as momentous occasions such as Kandinsky the German nationalisation. There are photos from the whole 1919-1933 period, as well as letters, pamphlets and programmes belonging to internationally renowned artists like Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Lucia Moholy-Nagy, Gertrud Arndt and Oskar Schlemmer. Admission is free. Tue-Sun 10.00-20.00.