Bauhaus Art As Life at the Barbican Art Gallery
Situated in the Barbican Art Gallery, "Bauhaus: Art as Life" was the largest exhibition focusing on the iconic art school to be held in the UK for almost 40 years. Carmody Groarke collaborated with A Practice For Everyday Life (APFEL) to create an architectural installation of elemental forms, crafted around specific viewings of over 400 pieces from the Bauhaus Archive.
The exhibition design allowed the visitor to interpret multiple overlapping stories about the Bauhaus, and also presented the Barbican Art Gallery in an altogether fresh way. Each and every artefact – drawing, film, costume and painting – was given individual consideration within the overall experience of the Bauhaus' history through the lives of the characters that made the School and its work.
Client: The Barbican Art Gallery
Location: The Barbican Art Gallery, London
Status: Completed May 2012
Photography: Luke Hayes