How can we succeed in countering the musealization of Bauhaus with a radical debate of present or future political, economic and social realities?

MIND PALACES sets up a social-utopian laboratory inside Bauhaus-Museum where in the spirit of Sherlock Holmes a Bauhaus Centenary drug dealer may encounter volunteer lifesaver-activists on refugee boats. Performative formats by the young international artists from the course and discussions by invited guests, i.a. moderated by cultural historian Boris Buden, explore contemporary conflicts, paradoxes and contradictions of a complex society- in an attempt to activate the values and utopias embedded in the Bauhaus idea together with the audience for the present moment.

MIND PALACES is an events series by the MFA program “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies” at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, organized by professor Danica Dakić, Anke Hannemann, Ina Weise, Vanessa Brazeau and Jirka Reichmann (coordinator).


“It doesn’t have to be an actual place.“
“So this imaginary place could be anything? A house, a street, whatever?“
„But he said ‚palace.‘ He called it a palace.“
„Yeah well, he would, wouldn’t he?“

From the episode „The Hounds of Baskerville“, of the BBC crime drama series „Sherlock“


Tuesdays from 4 pm until 6 pm at Bauhaus Museum Weimar

Alle Veranstaltungen in englischer Sprache, Free Entry

MIND PALACES: Such a Great Fail

with Atsuko Mochida
Introduction: Prof. Danica Dakić

MIND PALACES: Another trouble with money:
Resisting economy or the economy of resistance?

with Dr. Boris Buden, Eduardo Tedde and Vasili Macharadze

MIND PALACES: The Missed Scenery and The Missed Event

with Sujin Lim and Dr. Wolfram Bergande

MIND PALACES: The Artist as Dilettante

with Dr. Boris Buden, Lena Skrabs and Paloma Sanchez-Palencia

MIND PALACES: The Concealed Museum

with Dr. Sabine Folie, Stefan Klein and Julieta Ortiz de Latierro

MIND PALACES: Welcoming the foreign:
The future of an illusion or an illusion of the past?

with Dr. Boris Buden, Vienne Chan, Hannes Neubauer and Maria Walcher

MIND PALACES: Is there society after society?

with Dr. Boris Buden and Jakob Wirth Video screening:
AHOI by Ina Weise

BAUHAUS DINNER WITH … Dr. Reinhard Spieler

The lecture ELEMENTARY PARTS by Dr. Reinhard Spieler, director of Sprengel Museum Hannover, draws a connection to the impulses of the Bauhaus movement and encourages to also ask seemingly simple questions in order to trace the important issues in art. These may prove to be vital for individual lives as well as for the form of our societies.

The event will take place in the context of an artistic dinner, created exclusively for the evening by the Mexican-born guest artist Lucero Hernández in collaboration with students from the MFA program “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies”, Faculty of Art and Design, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, under the direction of professor Danica Dakić, Anke Hannemann, Ina Weise and Jirka Reichmann (coordinator).

MIND PALACES: I Have Seen the Future

with Xenia Schürmann and Vanessa Brazeau

& Other Stories

Performances and interventions in public space

Opening  April 3

Performance „Reading Manifesto“, with students of the MFA-Program „Public Art and New Artistic Strategies“ under the direction of Dr. Sabine Folie

Performance of Popstar Grrropius 

Antonije Burić, WITH OTHERS‘ HANDS, Performance in public

Iva Kirova, PositionME, Collective walking performance starting at Schiller-Museum

Jakob Wirth, BAU.AUFS.HAUS, Campus Bauhaus-Universität, auf dem Dach des kleinen Pavillon zwischen VdV-Bau und den Werkstätten

in the framework of pageant from the uni to the
bauhaus museum

Vincent Brière, GRRROPIUS, Performance, Bauhaus Museum Open-Air Stage / Stéphane-Hessel Platz 1

Iskin Yagmur Ruzgar, ALL TOGETHER, POP-UP Shop, Reizüberflutung (Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 13

María Constanza Carvajal, BLAU MACHEN, ongoing performance in Ilm Park- Kiwi and Kirchbachtal

Vasili Macharadze, TREADMILL RUNNER, in front of Schiller-Museum

Suelen Calonga (music in collaboration with Kamai Freire), REPÚBLICA DE WEIMARLLANDRA, Street Parade

Nathalia Azuero & Carlos Santos, SPERRMÜLLKOLLEKTION, Karl-Liebknecht Straße across the street of Bauhaus Museum Weimar

CLOUD UNLIMITED a public intervention by Feng Runze in front of Schiller-Museum Weimar

Sophie Foster, BUSINESS AS USUAL, Public Projection Performance

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Campus / vor dem Hauptgebäude
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Universitätsbibliothek
Bauhaus Museum Weimar

The Night of Museums, Weimar 18. Mai 2019
Asha Lester ARTISAN CAMP, Schiller-Museum

A public action by the students of the MFA-program “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies” organized by Vanessa Brazeau, GORKO GAMES, in front of Bauhaus-Museum Weimar

Sze Ting Joephy Wong, POOL RESONANCE, Performance, Schwanseebad

Finissage, Schiller-Museum Weimar

Asha Lester, ASHA’S PLACE, Events at Kiosk.6

June 1, 8, 15:   10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
June 22:           04:00 PM – 10:00 PM
June 29:           03:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Edoardo Tedde + Nikola Kekerović, HARDCORE THESIS, Music Performance, Schiller-Museum

Cansu Naz Tekir, WEIMAR IN WEIMAR, installation in public