Bauhaus Foto

Various Artists

Image: Thomas Ruff, courtesy Thoms Ruff and VG Bild-Kunst (detail)

2019 marks 100 years since the establishment of the iconic Bauhaus school in Weimar, Germany, and the influence of the school and its subsequent artistic movement continues to be seen around the art world today. The overarching Bauhaus ideology is that all art forms should be brought together in one ‘total’ art, embracing the modern marvel of technology – and to achieve such a doctrine, the processes were highly experimental yet exquisitely executed.

While photography was not initially embraced at Bauhaus as an artistic medium in its own right, in the school’s latter years the artform was incorporated. Bauhaus Foto brings together photographic artists from Australia, Germany and Ireland whose contemporary practice shows signs of Bauhaus influence. Six prominent artists interrogate their own photographic practices reflecting their concerns for the future of photography. Featuring Consuelo Cavaniglia (Aus), Zoë Croggon (Aus), Lilly Lulay (Germany), Roseanne Lynch (Ireland), David Rosetzky (Aus) and Thomas Ruff (Germany).

Part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2019