Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Christine Hill + Bauhaus

Christine Hill, Do it yourself bauhaus, 2009.

The needs of the people, not the dictates of luxury.
Hannes Meyer

Do it yourself bauhaus is a project by Christine Hill and Volksboutique commissioned within the exhibition Modell Bauhaus/Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. This work is based on reviewing the core tenets of the founding of the Bauhaus with how they survive today in contemporary design. Hill does this by critiquing both Bauhaus ideas and their current dilution in mass marketing. This major installation follows her success at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and her 2009 Volksboutique Armory Apothecary at the Armory Show in New York.

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