Weekly performative event series at the Bauhaus Museum Weimar since 2019.


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 Weimar 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.

“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

MIND PALACES* is an event series by the MFA program “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies” at the Bauhaus-Museum Weimar.

Photos: Darko Velazquez & Konrad Behr

Such a Great Fail with Atsuko Mochida
Another trouble with money: Resisting economy or the economy of resistance? with Dr. Boris Buden, Edoardo Tedde and Vasili Macharadze
The Missed Scenery and The Missed Event with Sujin Lim
The Artist as Dilettante with Dr. Boris Buden, Lena Skrabs and Paloma Sanchez-Palencia
The Concealed Museum with Dr. Sabine Folie, Stefan Klein and Julieta Ortiz de Latierro
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
Is there society after society?  with Dr. Boris Buden and Jakob Wirth
Video screening: AHOI by Ina Weise
Elementary Parts with Dr. Reinhard Spieler
I Have Seen the Future with Xenia Schürmann and Vanessa Brazeau
Contortionism: Art’s New ‘Ism’ with Liz Bachhuber, Michael Lüthy and Vanessa Brazeau
Borders of (No) Belongings: An Artist’s Impression with Boris Buden, Moawya al-Khadra,  Miguel Buenrostro and Vanessa Brazeau
Body matters: Performance art with Bojana Pejić