EXAT 51. SYNTHESIS OF THE ARTS IN POST-WAR YUGOSLAVIA
Museum Haus Lange, 2017
EXPERIMENTAL ATELIER SYNTHESIS OF THE ARTS IN POST-WAR YUGOSLAVIA
IDEOLOGY, ABSTRACTION AND ARCHITECTURE
MUSEUM HAUS LANGE
This Fall, Haus Lange and Haus Esters will house two thematically complementary exhibitions that explore the complex relationship between “Ideology, Abstraction and Architecture”. Curated by Katia Baudin, Director of the Kunstmuseen Krefeld since September 2016, these ambitious shows inaugurate a new phase in the long tradition of site specific exhibitions in the two Bauhaus villas designed by Mies van der Rohe.
For the first time, EXAT 51 is the subject of a large scale survey exhibition in Germany.
With 120 loans in Haus Lange, the exhibition aims to highlight the experimental and interdisciplinary spirit with which these artists and architects sought to introduce modernism and abstraction into everyday socialist life. This includes pavilion designs for world and trade fairs, furniture designs, tapestries, magazines, sculptures, paintings, prints and animated films. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti (MSU - Museum of Contemporary Art) in Zagreb.
Curators: Katia Baudin (Director, Kunstmuseen Krefeld), Tihomir Milovac, (Chief-Curator MSU)
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication
The exhibition is funded by: