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Based on the artwork Carpet (1927), by Paul Klee – a small India ink drawing that evinces the artist’s interest in decorative arts and traditional popular cultures – the Brazilian show deals with the role played by cultural appropriation, both in the period of the Bauhaus itself as well as in its legacy, and investigates the relationships that Bauhaus teachers and students established with the popular and colonial handicraft and art of the countries they emigrated to.
© Photo: Danila Bustamante
Courtesy of Sesc São Paulo
Brazilian chapter of the show for the centennial of Bauhaus. Curators: Marion von Osten & Grant Watson. 24 Oct. 2018 - 6 Jan. 2019, Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo.