Gray Zones in Black and White: Bauhaus Photography Under Nazism


  • Public event without registration
  • Datum: 21.03.2023
  • Uhrzeit: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Vortragende: Elizabeth Otto
  • Ort: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, RM 00187 Rome. In person and online
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Gray Zones in Black and White: Bauhaus Photography Under Nazism
Most histories of the Bauhaus after 1933 describe it as a movement in exile, but the majority of Bauhäusler remained in Germany. This talk focuses on two of its communist photographers who took very different paths of resistance and participation during the Nazi period.

Elizabeth Otto is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Her books include Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics (MIT Press, 2019) and five co-edited volumes. Otto has received fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and, currently, the Gerda Henkel Foundation. Her current book project is Bauhaus Under National Socialism.


Scientific Organization: Tatjana Bartsch, Johannes Röll

Fritz Heinze, Photograph of Prisoners in a Greenhouse. Courtesy of Peter Thiel

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