Grafic: Adrian Palko/Marc Wöhner
Grafic: Adrian Palko/Marc Wöhner
Published: 01 August 2023

»reframing the future« Exhibition Presents all Artistic Works of the »born to be bauhaus« Project at the Schiller Museum

Starting on Tuesday, 15 August 2023, visitors will be able to experience special works of art from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, with the award-winning works of the »born to be bauhaus« art prize being shown for the first time in a synopsis exhibition in the premises of the nova space in the Schiller Museum.

The exhibition of a total of 17 works goes back to an initiative of the university’s Modernist Archive and überLand e.V., which offered the art prize for five years. The goal was to create a unique collection of contemporary art from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar so it could be presented it to the public in the anniversary year of the first Bauhaus exhibition.

During the summer semester of every year since 2017, a jury has been selecting up to five artists from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar whose works would then be included in the custodial collection and thus become inalienable public art assets – a very special distinction. As part of an open competition, the acquired works were also on display in the »born to be bauhaus« exhibition.

This year, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is showing all the acquired works for the first time in the synopsis exhibition »reframing the future«.  The presentation is embedded in the »POWER HOUSE« anniversary exhibition of the university gallery nova space in the Schiller Museum, forming its episode 04.

»reframing the future« will also be changing regularly during the exhibition period and will be brought to life with a wide-ranging accompanying programme. Thus the exhibition is once again divided into three acts, similar to a triptych, enabling visitors to make new connections and change perspectives in the interplay of artworks.

All interested parties are cordially invited to the Schiller Museum for the opening of the first act of the »reframing the future« exhibition at 8 pm on Tuesday, 15 August 2023.

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»reframing the future« Opens as Part of the Annual »POWER HOUSE« Exhibition with Bauhaus-Universität Weimar President Prof. Peter Benz in Attendance
From 8 to 11 pm on Tuesday, 15 August 2023,
with introductory words by Andreas Krüger
Attention: the premiere of the performance "KETO" by Denise Blickhan has to be cancelled.

First act: »retrospective of the present« from 15 August
Second act: »prologue of the past« from 30 August
Third act: »memories from tomorrow« from 12 September

Exhibiting artists:
Denise Blickhan, Vincent Brière, Max Broda, Isabelle Castera, Samira Engel, Anna Härtelt, Charlene Hahne, Thibaut Henz, Francis Kamprath, Nikola Kekerovic, Rebecca A. Layton, Matthias Pitscher, Christian Rothe, Rundfunkorchestra, Darko Velazquez, Holger Wilkens, Jakob Wirth

Exhibition location:
nova space @ Schiller Museum
Schiller Street 12
99423 Weimar 

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 6 pm

Admission prices:
Admission to the exhibition and the entire supporting programme is free of charge.

Curator: Andreas Lenz
Curatorial assistance: Isabelle Castera
Visual Communication: Adrian Palko and Marc Wöhner
Project affiliates: Modernist Archive
Cooperations 2017-2021: überLand e.V., KulturTragwerk e.V. and Freundeskreis der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar e.V.
Grants 2017-2021: Thuringian State Chancellery, Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Thuringia, Sparkasse Mittelthüringen, Brotklappe, Rio and Campari

The individual dates of the supporting programme with workshops, performances, tours and talks can be viewed at

For more information, see:

For further information, please contact the curator Andreas Lenz by e-mail at btbb[at]

In the 100th anniversary year of the first Bauhaus exhibition, nova space, the university gallery of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, will occupy the exhibition rooms of the Schiller Museum Weimar until the end of 2023. To this end, the university gallery is cooperating with external curators and various initiatives of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, in this case with the Modernist Archive. The Klassik Stiftung Weimar is dedicating its 2023 annual programme to the topic of housing and giving centre stage to the State Bauhaus Weimar. The foundation is putting its focus on the future of housing and life together, inviting people to engage with the ideas surrounding sustainable construction, discussing topics such as displacement and gentrification and relating all of these concepts to historical housing forms. Klassik Stiftung Weimar, in cooperation with the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and Kunstfest Weimar, will be reviving the Bauhaus Weeks at the authentic location from 15 August to 10 September.