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IAS Book Launch: Haunted Bauhaus

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 21 October 2019

haunted bauhaus

We are delighted to welcome Libby Otto (University at Buffalo) for the launch of her book 'Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics'. Fred Schwartz (History of Art, UCL), Grant Watson (RCA) and Briony Fer (History of Art, UCL) will provide responses. Chaired by Mechthild Fend (History of Art, UCL)

This event is free.

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All

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Free

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Institute of Advanced Studies

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IAS Common Ground
Ground floor, South Wing, UCL
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics

The Bauhaus (1919–1933) is widely regarded as the twentieth century's most influential art, architecture, and design school, celebrated as the archetypal movement of rational modernism and famous for bringing functional and elegant design to the masses. In Haunted Bauhaus, art historian Elizabeth Otto liberates Bauhaus history, uncovering a movement that is vastly more diverse and paradoxical than previously assumed. Otto traces the surprising trajectories of the school's engagement with occult spirituality, gender fluidity, queer identities, and radical politics. The Bauhaus, she shows us, is haunted by these untold stories.

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