Monday, February 1, 2010
I went to the day-long Bauhaus symposium organized by the Museum of Modern Art. They had some brilliant speakers and I learned a lot, but I was disappointed they didn't really say anything about what, for me, made the Bauhaus show a revelation. What really struck me about the show was how warm, varied and sensual the work was, instead of the usual cliche about it being mechanical and impersonal. For a brief but insightful essay on The Bauhaus as I experienced it, check out Robert C. Morgan's article, "The Bauhaus Idea" in the December/January Brooklyn Rail.