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ahoi herbert! bayer and modernism

Information Sheet for the Press Conference, 7 May 2009, 10 am
Exhibition Durance: 8 May - 2 August 2009

A high point of the exhibition year 2009 at the Lentos Art Museum Linz is an extensive show, covering 12 rooms, about Herbert Bayer, the famous Bauhaus artist originally from Upper Austria.

This exhibition endeavors to spread out Herbert Bayer's oeuvre in all its colorful diversity and to make it possible to experience the thematic lines crossing through his work over the course of decades, from photography, drawing, painting, all the way to designed landscape.

The development and the history of modern art will be illuminated with examples of work by Herbert Bayer and his prominent colleagues, friends and contemporaries. Many interconnections resulting from Bayer's stirring biography will be shown for the first time: Bayer's influence on Moroccan modernism, his universal work in New York, California, Paris, Japan and Mexico, and his contacts and friendships with many artists (Albers, Klee, Moholy-Nagy, Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius) and various art scenes of the international avant-garde of the twentieth century.

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