Construction House is an artist-led programme of exhibitions of new work and events by S1 Studio Holders to explore the current role, possibilities and responsibilities of collective artist activity today. This project will specifically reflect upon the philosophy and relevance of the influential Bauhaus movement to address important issues for today’s practicing artist and contemporary society.
Over the duration of the project, the studio holders will programme a series of exhibitions and events – including talks, performances, film screenings and workshops – to further explore these issues in relation to their own practice and interests.
A literal translation of the term Bauhaus, Construction House will reflect on the work and philosophy of a number of influential Bauhaus Masters, from Marcel Breuer, Laszlo Moholy- Nagy and Anni Albers to Oskar Schlemmer, Johannes Itten and Mies van der Rohe.
The Bauhaus which celebrates its centenary in 2019, was the most influential modernist art school of the 20th century, one whose approach to teaching, and understanding art’s relationship to society and technology, had a major impact both in Europe and the United States long after it closed.
At a time when artistic practice and the role of cultural organisations is becoming ever more critical, Construction House provides a framework for artists to explore their work and approach to artistic practice in relation to this widely acknowledged and influential movement through connections and collaborations across the broadest spectrum of creativity.
Construction House will be the first major project presented at S1 Artspace’s new premises at Park Hill in the former garage block.
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