Jun 14–Jul 17, 2021

Bauhaus in Bavaria

Photographs by Jean Molitor
Blumenstrasse 22, 80331 Munich
Mon–Wed 9:30 am–7 pm, Thu+Fri 9:30 am–7:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am–6 pm

Bavaria is home to numerous splendid buildings of architectural modernism. All over the state, impressive housing estates, post office buildings, churches and other buildings in the new style were built in the 1920s and 1930s. The recently published book "Bauhaus in Bayern- Eine fotografische Reise durch die klassische Moderne" (Bauhaus in Bavaria - A Photographic Journey through Classic Modernism) by Kaija Voss and Jean Monitor is the first comprehensive overview of Bauhaus-inspired architecture in Bavaria. The exhibition "Bauhaus in Bayern" at the Architekturgalerie München shows these masterpieces of new building in large-format black and white photographs. The photographs are a selection representing the whole range of classical modernism in Bavaria, from its beginnings, where modern elements and new materials were combined with the traditional, to the classical post school and housing estate examples, to the architectural heritage in post-war modernism and today's building. Addresses of the objects described make the book a travel companion through Bavarian modernism of the 1920s/30s.

Jean Molitor, studied artistic photography at the Leipzig Academy of Graphic Arts under Arno Fischer. Since 1994 he has been a freelance photographer for magazines, newspapers and industry. In 2009 he started his project bau1haus, for which he travelled through Africa, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. More information at www.bau1haus.de.

Kaija Voss, studied architecture in Weimar, received her doctorate in Hanover in 1998 and subsequently worked at the Technical University of Dresden and, from 2001, for the Bavarian Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments. Numerous publications on topics of architectural and art history. Information on guided tours and current projects on the author's Webseite.