Situated in the Barbican Art Gallery, 'Bauhaus: Art as Life' is the largest exhibition focusing on the iconic art school to be held in the UK for almost forty 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 four hundred 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 – has been 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