ARTHI3400-07: Constructivism and The Bauhaus

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4:00-5:20 pm

Miss Mend DVDCourse description: : This course will focus on the revolutionary culture, politics, interrelations, and legacy of the Russian Constructivists and the German Bauhaus in the years surrounding the two World Wars. We will discuss the utopian ideals and (perhaps inevitable) demise of these wildly influential groups of artists and intellectuals. Since the course deals as much with history as with art, we will also be exploring the different historical events, artistic media and philosophical theories that inform the work presented in the class.

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Art in the News:
NEW! Re-release of Soviet silent serial-film heroine Miss Mend, from the Yankees in Petrograd novels
Artist Francesco Vezzoli's Constructivist-inspired collaboration with Lady Gaga
Internationaal historians laud a newly-published history of 20th century Russia
Brand-new book explores the complex history of women at the Bauhaus
NYTimes raves for the MoMA opening of Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity
 [Go to MoMA Bauhaus 1919-1933 official website]
Forgotten Bauhaus ceramist Margarete Heymann given her due in new exhibition
New exhibition explores Socialist Realism Behind the Iron Curtain
        [Go to the Behind the Iron Curtain exhibition website]
See photos of Stalin's "palaces for the people" in the Soviet subway system
Photographer Christopher Herwig's website dedicated to Soviet bus stops
        [Purchase Herwig's book of bus-stop photographs]
The work of The Bauhaus' Laszlo Moholy-Nagy explored in recent exhibitions

Solomon R. Guggenheim museum opens an impressive Kandinsky retrospective

London's Guardian breaks down the important sites in Russia's contemporary-art revolution
Preview documents and artwork from forthcoming book Red Star Over Russia

Exhibition celebrates the influence and artistic partnerships of Russian Modernist ballet director Serge Diaghilev