Second »Schaufensters Bauhaus100« (display-window Bauhaus 100) exhibition from 4 May in Berlin

Under the title »EGO vs. ECO – eine Gegenüberstellung« (EGO vs. ECO - a comparison) the second exhibition by EIGENHEIM Weimar/Berlin will open on 4 May 2019 at 7pm as the official display-window of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in the centenary year »100 Years of Bauhaus«. In its rooms in Berlin-Charlottenburg the gallery - in cooperation with Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and other institutions - presents work by students, teachers and alumni from all four faculties of the university.

»EGO vs. ECO« explores the interplay between humans and the environment: »Climate change, environmental degradation and species extinction? As an individual, I can’t change anything! This is an argument which is often put forward but needs to be reconsidered because the individual bears responsibility for global ecological and social correlations«, says Konstantin Bayer, Artistic Director of the gallery. »The question, ultimately, is in what kind of a society do we want to live?«

This is a question which already played a central role at the Bauhaus one hundred years ago. Today, in the search for an answer, however, it is not only the hardships of the post-war society and industrialisation which are in focus but increasingly the necessity of sustainability and environmental awareness. The exhibition intends to make reference to this and collates creative work by students, teachers and alumni of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar which explore the responsibility of the individual towards his environment. For EIGENHEIM Weimar/Berlin, as the display-window of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, it is a fundamental requirement to portray the variety of the teaching areas at the university and the interdisciplinary approach of the teaching.

The vocabulary of the exhibition ranges from bitter earnestness via poetic through to sarcastic: Nina Röder’s photographs depict self-portraits next to melting glaciers from her »um að hverfa – über das Verschwinden« island series which she produced last year. Professors of Biotechnology in Resources Management are presenting a cylindrical catalyst which is being used to test under which conditions most biogas can be extracted from pig manure. The »Doggyshake« video by Polly Ost (Fanny Josefine Dehnkamp) shows us, in an unsettling-whimsical way, how the current trend for self-optimisation can be achieved through healthy nutrition ad absurdum. In this way the exhibit spans from contexts which are a threat to entire human society such as global warming and groundwater pollution, through to extremely personal questions concerning an individual’s living standards in an affluent society. A supporting programme with presentations will run alongside the exhibition in the gallery’s rooms.

Artists participating in the exhibition:
Gökçen Dilek Acay, Christoph Blankenburg, Benedikt Braun, Fanny Josefine Dehnkamp, The Data Driven Objects Project, Francis Kamprath, Kaspar Elias Kimmel, Barbara Nemitz, Nina Röder, Stefan Schiek, Theresa Schubert, Julia Scorna, José Taborda, Moritz Wehrmann

»EGO vs. ECO – eine Gegenüberstellung«
exhibition of the »Schaufenster Bauhaus100«

4 May to 22 June 2019
EIGENHEIM Berlin, Kantstraße 28, 10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg

Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm to 7pm, free entrance

Saturday 4 May 2019, 7pm with Prof. Dr. Winfried Speitkamp (President of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)

Supporting programme:

10/11 May 2019
Live broadcast of programme items of the symposium of Professors of Urban Studies and Social Research »Postwachstumstadt – Perspektiven des sozial-ökologischen Wandels der Stadtgesellschaft« (Post-growth society - perspectives of social-ecological change in urban society).

6 June 2019, 7pm
Theresa Schubert – Milieu #04 / Performance

7 June 2019, 7pm
Francis Kamprath – Der Meistergedanke. A lecture performance on the role of Mazdaznan teaching in the first years of the Bauhaus.

22 June 2019, 7pm
Christoph Blankenburg – Lecture performance Rennsteig Flimmern 2 and music for the closing event of the exhibition  

Further exhibitions in the »Schaufenster Bauhaus100« series in Berlin:

30 August to 13 October 2019
All Day Revolution – Unsere Liebe Digitalität

26 October to 14 December 2019
Top down bottom up – Ökonomisierung und Soziales

Exhibition in Weimar:

13 September to 8 November 2019
From the lab to the studio – Neue Technologien und Materialien in der Kunst

All exhibitions are accompanied by presentations, performances, workshops and campaigns in the public realm.