Bauhaus N° 1: Artist
The Magazine of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
After 80 years it’s back! BAUHAUS—the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s magazine, anyway. Everything from the Bauhaus world: essays, interviews and more. The first issue of bauhaus magazine was published in December 1926 to coincide with the opening of Walter Gropius’s classic Bauhaus building in Dessau. For five years, it reported on the most important modern trends, with Gropius, László Moholy-Nagy, Ernst Kallai and Hannes Meyer contributing as editors and texts from iconic figures such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Hilberseimer. The current Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is now publishing a new magazine under the old name—to cultivate the legacy of the historic Bauhaus and, given the ideas and approaches of the historic Bauhaus, to address issues of design in the present-day environment. The biannual magazine aims to focus not only on activities in Dessau, but also on those of an international network exploring issues of design. The magazine itself provides a platform for contemporary design, choosing a new graphic designer each year to produce two issues and making it extra-covetable for lovers of the printed word. This inaugural issue focuses on different figurations of “the artist” figure—as generalist, programmer, researcher, pedagogue, teacher, curator and aesthetician.