OSCAR SCHLEMMER: DANCING ARTIST automatic translate
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Галерея искусства стран Европы и Америки XIX–XX веков
ул. Волхонка, 14
October 28, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Curators: Raman S. Schlemmer, Danila Bulatov, chief curator of the art department of European and American countries of the XIX-XX centuries.
Exhibition at the Pushkin Museum to them. A.S. Pushkin will be devoted to an important figure in the art of the 20th century - the German artist and choreographer Oscar Schlemmer (1888–1943), who is considered one of the pioneers of the art of contemporary dance and performance. Dedicated to the Bauhaus centenary anniversary (founded in 1919), the exhibition also aims to reveal the role of Schlemmer as one of the leading teachers of this renowned art school, where he, like a real homo universalis, led various workshops from 1921 to 1929: from a workshop of monumental painting to theater workshop. It was under the leadership of Schlemmer that the theater began to play an important role in organizing the life of the community of students and teachers of the Bauhaus, reflecting on the whole the playful and experimental nature of teaching in this educational institution.
In his scenic experiments, Oscar Schlemmer explored the possibilities of space and the actor within this space, raised the question of the very nature of theatricality. This exhibition will demonstrate Schlemmer’s desire to turn spectacular art forms into contemporary artistic expression, which is reflected in his key work Triadic Ballet, as well as in dance performances, the organization of costume parties, and work on the scenery for the musical works of Arnold Schönberg and Igor Stravinsky.
The installation of Oscar Schlemmer as an artist was to combine the avant-garde thinking of his era with humanistic ideas that go back to the Renaissance. This is reflected in his pictorial creativity, permeated with a desire for synthesis, harmony and universality. At the center of Schlemmeer’s quest, there always was a man, and it was not by chance that the “Man” was called the course he had developed in 1928 at Bauhaus.
The exhibition will present the most important works of the artist, originating from the collection of the theater archives of Oscar Schlemmer and a number of German museums. Creativity Schlemmer will allow the viewer to discover the unknown side of the Bauhaus, which was not only a school of applied art, but also a place for experiments in the field of performing arts and choreography, which are still relevant today.