IAS Book Launch: Haunted Bauhaus
21 October 2019, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
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.
Institute of Advanced Studies
IAS Common GroundGround floor, South Wing, UCLLondonWC1E 6BTUnited Kingdom
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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