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Bauhaus and Modernism in Berlin and Tel Aviv
How do we want to live? How can we design open spaces? – These questions are as crucial today as they were in the early days of Modernism. When Jean Molitor honors the beauty of modern housing estates and residential buildings in Berlin and Tel Aviv in his photographs, both questions resonate. Creating public spaces for an open-minded and social society was one of the goals of the Modern movement. In Berlin, as in Tel Aviv, the modernists created between their rectangular buildings open urban spaces, such as squares, communal courtyards, and roof terraces, which were meant to be occupied by residents, bystanders, and guests. In both cities, the matter of how the citizens of a new, democratic society could live stood under critical investigation.
Molitor, a Berlin-based photographer, has been traveling around the world since 2009, tracking the legacy of the Bauhaus. With his publications and exhibitions around the modernist heritage he became one of the promoters of the International Style Architecture.
We are looking forward to hosting his exhibition from November 9 to December 9, 2019 in our Bauhaus Center Gallery in Tel Aviv.