Join us at McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery on Friday 13 December 2019 to celebrate the end of the year. The event will begin at 11am with a welcome from McClelland’s Director Lisa Byrne, a tour of their current exhibition Haus Werk: The Bauhaus in Contemporary Art, followed by lunch in the Sarah & Baillieu Myer Education Pavilion until 2pm.
Shared seasonal grazing mains and desserts. A glass of wine, mineral water and tea & coffee are included in the price.
Additional wine can be purchased by the glass on the day by credit card.
SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Please let us know of any special dietary requirements when booking. Those people with ‘allergies’ are asked to note this during booking process to assist with making the menu suitable. Notification after bookings close on Friday 6 December cannot be accommodated.
HAUS WERK: The Bauhaus in Contemporary Art
The exhibition Haus Werk: The Bauhaus in contemporary art at McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, forms part of the official 100jahrebauhaus program of events that celebrates the centenary of the Bauhaus in 2019. Including Australian and international contemporary artists and performers, Haus Werk affirms the relevance of methods first grounded in the Bauhaus, and explores the way these concepts have new applications across different locations and times. Echoing the expansive educational agenda of the Bauhaus, the project incorporates exhibitions, architecture, a library resource, an education program and a catalogue.
The title refers to the way our understanding of the Bauhaus has become entwined with domestic space, with particular emphasis on the influence of the female artists who were relegated to the weaving workshop. Acknowledging the production of artwork as both a form of labour and a kind of play, the project encourages a fluid understanding of these states of production, as outlined by Bauhaus master Johannes Itten in 1919: ‘Play becomes celebration; celebration becomes work; work becomes play. Our play should become work; our work, a celebration; and our celebration, play. I regard this as the supreme excellence of the human tasks.’ [‘our play, our party, our work’ was the title given by Johannes Itten to his lecture of 1919].
Artists: Peter Atkins (AUS); Anael Berkovitz (USA/ISR); Katja Brinkmann (DEU); Danica Chappell (AUS); Sarah crowEST (AUS); Elizabeth Day (AUS); Stephan Ehrenhofer (AUT); Assaf Evron (ISR/USA); Anna Farago (AUS); Robert Jacks (AUS); Paul Knight (AUS); Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky (CZE); Paul Klee (CZE); Mafalda Millies and Roya Sachs (USA/DEU); John Nixon (AUS); Laresa Kosloff (AUS); Jordan Marani (AUS); Sam Martin (AUS); Bernd Ribbeck (DEU); Jacqueline Stojanović (AUS); Esther Stewart (AUS) and Pallavi Sen (IND); Sebastian Stadler (CZE); Tim Tetzner (DEU); Claudia Wieser (DEU)
Curated by Jane O’Neill, with Lisa Byrne and Simon Lawrie.
Catalogue designed by Roland Brauchli.
Sarah & Baillieu Myer Education Pavilion
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
390 McClelland Drive
Langwarrin VIC 3910
Image: Jordan Marani, Haus Werk II 2019, pencil and dry acrylic on board, 30.0 x 40.0cm. Image courtesy and copyright the artist.
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