Bauhaus is the home of the avant-garde and the foundation of modern architecture. Today, almost 100 years after being founded, the Bauhaus-masters continue to be the stars of the architecture and design history. However, the (his)story of the Bauhaus remains male dominated. Only experts know the names of the female contributors of the art school, even though a great part of its innovative potential goes to its women. The documentary The Women Of The Bauhaus is a homage to the forgotten Bauhauswomen and shows: The Bauhaus idea is alive and is also HERstory.
To this day, the legendary Bauhaus is associated with names such as Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Paul Klee or Oskar Schlemmer. Barely noticed, however, are the many women who worked here and decisively shaped the world-famous Bauhaus style. The promise of absolute equality attracted many women to the Bauhaus. Nearly 500 female artists studied at the legendary school and did pioneering work there. And yet they are still in the shadow of their male colleagues or are even totally forgotten.
Women like Alma Buscher created prototypes of the avant-garde with her ingenious furniture and toys. The visionary industrial designer Marianne Brandt, created work that is among the icons of the Bauhaus. Gunta Stölzl revolutionized modern textile design with her weaving. The all-rounder Friedl Dicker devoted herself entirely to the Bauhaus philosophy – until her tragic end. And Lucia Moholy‘s exceptional photographs shape our view of the Bauhaus until this day.
It‘s time to finally tell their stories. For both as women and as artists they are role models – courageous and inspiring pioneers of modernity.