Wednesday Walkthrough: Bauhaus in Popular Culture

Installation view (Robyn Beeche and Al McDonald), bauhaus imaginista: Still Undead, HKW Berlin 2019. Photo: Silke Briel.
Installation view (Robyn Beeche and Al McDonald), bauhaus imaginista: Still Undead, HKW Berlin 2019. Photo: Silke Briel.

Join us for a Wednesday Walkthrough – a gallery tour where curators, artists, and researchers share their perspectives on our exhibitions. This walkthrough is led by Mariana Meneses and explores the legacy and influence of the Bauhaus in Great Britain, particularly in popular youth culture and the work of Vidal Sassoon.

The impact and influence of the Bauhaus school in the UK is expressed in various artistic forms. Meneses will explore the impact on Vidal Sassoon’s practice and hairstyling, as well as on the teaching and training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. The hairstylist was influenced by Bauhaus theoretical texts which informed his pioneering style of geometrical hair cutting technique. Additionally, Bauhaus artist and theorist Johannes Itten and his colour theory were instrumental for hairstyling and fashion trends during the fifties and sixties in London.

Free. Drop in. Gallery seating and hearing loops available.

Mariana Meneses was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Creative Economy Engagement by Midlands3Cities in partnership with Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Contemporary for bauhaus imaginista. Mariana has a PhD in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her thesis Women cooking art: Hospitality and contemporary art practices explores food, art, and feminism and their intersections with gender history and food practices. Mariana’s research interests include gastropolitics, culinary diplomacy and food as Intangible Cultural Heritage. In 2014, Mariana was appointed UK Research Associate for the Delfina Foundation residency program “The Politics of Food”. Her teaching experience includes art history, visual cultures and food culture courses at undergraduate level, both in the UK and in Mexico. Her curatorial experience includes the exhibition La Ruta de don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. Miradas de un Siglo, to commemorate the bicentenary of Mexico's Independence in 2010.

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