Emily Hass [*1970 · US]. Konstanzer 14 Garage, 2018.


Vintage Paper and Ink Collage on Paper. Edition 3

This collage was made using archival architectural records of Johannes Itten’s art and architecture school in Berlin, Germany. It is based on a work entitled Konstanzer, 14 Garages from my Bauhaus series that represents buildings where members of the Bauhaus Group lived and worked before 1933, when the Nazi regime forced the school to close. For this series – as with my Exiles series – I use old, found and sometimes damaged paper, to echo the pages of the archival files and bound books that provide me with my source material. Through architecture, the work is concerned with identity, place – and a culture’s loss both of individual citizens and of a creative tradition.

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