'Spotlight' Display – The Bauhaus and Britain – Tate (2019)

Tate Britain, 15 June – 17 November 2019

Professor Michael White (University of York) was a consultant curator for the 'Spotlight' display Bauhaus and Britain currently on show at Tate Britain.

The in-depth display was curated by Dr Rachel Smith (Assistant Curator, Modern British Art, Tate Britain), with Dr Elizabeth Darling (Oxford Brookes University), Dr Robert Sutton (University of Leicester) as well as Professor White. Both Dr Smith and Dr Sutton are former AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award studentship holders at Tate and the University of York.

The Bauhaus and Britain explores connections between the Bauhaus School in Germany (1919–33) and the visual arts in Britain, particularly highlighting the presence of Bauhaus teachers and students in London during the 1930s. There are 48 works on display, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, ceramics and jewellery.  The artists represented are: László Moholy-Nagy, Ben Nicholson, Naum Gabo, Dame Barbara Hepworth, John Cecil Stephenson, Alastair Morton, Edith Tudor-Hart, Naum Slutzky, Lucia Moholy, Grete Marks, Howard Coster, Wells Coates, and Marcel Breuer. It includes loans from the V&A and the National Portrait Gallery, as well as from private collections.

László Moholy-Nagy, K VII (1922), Tate Britain, Photo ©Tate

László Moholy-Nagy, K VII (1922), oil and graphite on canvas, Tate Britain. Photo ©Tate, reproduced under licence CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported): bit.ly/2OAnNUp 

The Bauhaus and Britain (Tate Britain, 2019) - display text

Introductory text for the 'Bauhaus and Britain' Tate Spotlight. Photo: Michael White

Display cabinets in the 'Bauhaus and Britain' Spotlight display at Tate Britain

Display cabinets in the 'Bauhaus and Britain' Spotlight display at Tate Britain. Photo: Michael White

Display at 'The Bauhaus and Britain' (Tate Briatian) with Teapot by Naum Slutzky

Display at 'The Bauhaus and Britain' with Teapot (1828), by Naum Slutzky, Chromium plated brass with ebony knop. on loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo: 'london road', reproduced under licence CC-BY-2.0, flic.kr/p/2gkmZSb

Main image: Cabinet in the Tate Britain Display 'The Bauhaus and Britain', with Tea Service (c. 1930) by Grete Marks, earthenware, painted and glazed. Photo: 'london road', reproduced under licence CC-BY-2.0, flic.kr/p/2gknabJ

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