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Otti Berger. Stoffe für die Architektur der Moderne. Eine Installation von Judith Raum im temporary bauhaus-archiv.

In the organizer's words:

In the 1930s, textile designer Otti Berger (1898-1944) designed fabrics for modernist architecture that still fascinate today. Her designs combine aesthetics, function and technical innovation in an impressive way and fundamentally changed our understanding of what textiles can be and achieve. Otti Berger studied and taught at the Bauhaus from 1927 onwards and became self-employed in Berlin in 1932. She worked for clients throughout Europe and acquired numerous patents.

In cooperation with the Bauhaus Archive, visual artist Judith Raum and weaver Katja Stelz have analyzed Otti Berger's fabrics in a research project lasting several years. The interdisciplinary research process has now resulted in the richly illustrated publication "Otti Berger. Stoffe für die Architektur der Moderne", which makes Berger's work comprehensively accessible for the first time.

The exhibition brings Otti Berger's work to life in an installation developed for the temporary bauhaus-archiv by Judith Raum. A new video work can be seen alongside two large-format wall fabrics that have been elaborately rewoven especially for the exhibition. They refer to central aspects of Otti Berger's life: her efforts to obtain patent protection for her technically outstanding fabrics as well as her professional and private fate as a Jew during the National Socialist dictatorship.

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the temporary bauhaus-archiv Knesebeckstraße 1 10623 Berlin

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