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Exhibition: ‘Kurt Kranz: Programming of Beauty’ at the Bauhaus Dessau, Berlin

Exhibition marking the 100th birthday of Kurt Kranz
19th November 2010 – 29th May 2011

 

Kurt Kranz. 'Perspective' 1931

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997)
Perspective
1931
Ingrid Kranz / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Foto: Lars Lohrisch / Abdruck mit Genehmigung der Kunsthalle

 

 

One of the great pleasures of publishing this archive is that I get to research the life of an artist whose work I never knew before. Kurt Kranz is one such artist.

Marcus

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Many thankx to the the Bauhaus Dessau for allowing me to publish the photographs in the posting. Please click on the photograph for a larger version of the image.

 

Kurt Kranz. 'Vereinsamung' Dessau 1930

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997)
Vereinsamung (Isolation)
Dessau
1930
Ingrid Kranz / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Leihgeber: Kunsthalle Bremen

 

Installation photograph of 'Programming of Beauty' by Kurt Kranz at the Bauhaus Dessau

 

Installation photograph of Programming of Beauty by Kurt Kranz at the Bauhaus Dessau

 

Kurt Kranz. 'Versinkende' (Sinking one) 1931

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997)
Versinkende (Sinking one)
1931
Ingrid Kranz / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

 

Kurt Kranz. 'Persischer Garten' (Persian garden) 1970

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997)
Persischer Garten (Persian garden)
1970
Ingrid Kranz / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Foto: Uwe Jacobshagen

 

 

The Bauhaus Dessau dedicates a comprehensive exhibition to the painter, graphic designer and photographer Kurt Kranz to mark his 100th birthday. In 1930, the then twenty-year-old lithographer came from Bielefeld to study at the Bauhaus Dessau, where he soon established himself as a pioneer of serial and generative methods. With his avant-garde work, Kranz’s methods anticipated those of later generations.

Inspired by a lecture by László Moholy-Nagy, Kurt Kranz came to the Bauhaus Dessau in April 1930. In Walter Peterhans’s photography class, Kranz began to experiment with photographic techniques and created some of the most striking abstract picture series to emerge from the Bauhaus. Alienated and abstracted faces and hands appear repeatedly in his dynamic picture series. These show Kranz’s early affinity for film as, page for page, the abstract forms interact with one another. Kranz drafted his first concepts for abstract films at the Bauhaus, although he was first able to realise these decades later in 1972.

The exhibition to mark the artist’s 100th birthday shows works from Kranz’s Bauhaus years and his later work as an advertising graphic designer, and focuses on a selection of his large picture cycles. Strikingly diverse leporellos dating from the 1960s onwards take centre stage, as do the so-called “Matrix-und Schiebebilder”

Text from the Bauhaus Dessau website

 

Kurt Kranz. 'Selbstporträt en face (objektives Foto)' (Self-portrait with face (objective photo)) 1931

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997)
Selbstporträt en face (objektives Foto) (Self-portrait with face (objective photo))
1931
Ingrid Kranz / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997) 'Rasterfoto' (Raster photograph) 1932

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997)
Rasterfoto (Raster photograph)
1932
Ingrid Kranz / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

 

Kurt Kranz. 'Schwarz : Weiß' (Black: White) 1928-29

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997)
Schwarz: Weiß (Black: White)
1928-29
Ingrid Kranz / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Privatbesitz

 

Kurt Kranz. 'Schwarz : Weiß' (Black: White) 1928-29

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997)
Schwarz: Weiß (Black: White)
1928-29
Ingrid Kranz / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Privatbesitz

 

Kurt Kranz. 'Schwarz : Weiß' (Black: White) 1928-29

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997)
Schwarz: Weiß (Black: White)
1928-29
Ingrid Kranz / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Privatbesitz

 

Kurt Kranz. 'Schrift Entwurf aus Satzmaterial' (Writing draft from sentence material) Dessau 1931

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997)
Schrift Entwurf aus Satzmaterial (Writing draft from sentence material)
Dessau
1931
Ingrid Kranz / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

 

Kurt Kranz. Aus der Serie "Sieben Schritte zum symmetrischen Oval"' (From the series "Seven steps to the symmetrical Oval") 1982

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997)
Aus der Serie “Sieben Schritte zum symmetrischen Oval” (From the series “Seven steps to the symmetrical Oval”)
1982
Ingrid Kranz / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Foto: Uwe Jacobshagen

 

Kurt Kranz. 'Augenreihe' (Eye rows) 1931

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997)
Augenreihe (Eye rows)
1931 (montiert 1981) (1931 (1981 install))
Ingrid Kranz / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Leihgeber: Kunsthalle Bremen

 

Kurt Kranz. 'Mund-Reihen' (Mouth rows) 1931

 

Kurt Kranz (German, 1910-1997)
Mund-Reihen (Mouth rows)
1931
Ingrid Kranz / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Leihgeber: Kunsthalle Bremen
Foto: Ingrid Kranz, Wedel

 

 

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Dr Marcus Bunyan

Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His art work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes Art Blart, a photographic archive and form of cultural memory, which posts mainly photography exhibitions from around the world. He holds a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne, a Master of Arts (Fine Art Photography) from RMIT University, and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.

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