‘Staatliches Bauhaus’ was a German art school, founded by Walter Gropius, that ran from 1919-33. Arguably the most influential modern school of design and architecture, it sought to bridge the gap between art and industry, and looked at design as a total concept. Its practitioners produced radical experiments in performance, film, photography and architecture as well as in the practice of teaching art.
The opportunity at West Dean gives one artist a three-week residency in March 2019 with full board and the opportunity to return to the college to support their solo exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion. The selected artist will receive a fee of £2500 and an extra budget for materials, travel and exhibition production. The exhibition takes place from October-December 2019.
The successful applicant will also engage with students studying on the full-time visual arts programmes, delivering an artist’s talk, tutorials and/or a seminar, workshop or group critique.
Applications are encouraged from artists with at least two years’ exhibiting experience and whose interests align with the Bauhaus, its origins, methodologies and how it remains useful today.
Other events marking the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus include the launch of new five new fonts from Adobe inspired by lettering samples from the archives of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the publication of The Story of Bauhaus by Frances Ambler, which traces 100 people, ideas and events that shaped the movement.
Applications close at midnight on September 16.