Bauhaus - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

The curriculum at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in the Hague is in many aspects inspired by the Bauhaus. In the run-up to the exhibition The Netherlands < > Bauhaus - Pioneers of a New World at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, students of the Interior Architecture & Furniture Design department received the assignment to create an interactive, stand-alone installation and a parade in line with the subtitle of the exhibition 'pioneers of a new world'.

Students were asked to delve into the Bauhaus: in its social context, in the content of the training and in the results achieved. This should form a historical basis for a contemporary interpretation of the two components of the assignment.

Pop-up installation and parade

The Interior Architecture students drew inspiration from the 'Vorkurs' and the 'Bauhausfeesten'. The pop-up installation consists of various elements, through which the public will be invited to discover the design principles of the Bauhaus and the exhibition nederland ⇄ bauhaus - pioniers van een nieuwe wereld.

Parts of the installation will be engaged in a choreography, forming a performance parading through the streets and resembling the Bauhaus Drachenfesten. The pop-up installation will be presented at various locations in Rotterdam, including the Centrale Bibliotheek (13-25 March) and the Grafisch Lyceum (26 March-25 April).

Pop-up installation body space movement at CS Rotterdam
Pop-up installation body space movement at CS Rotterdam, photo Aad Hogendoorn
Pop-up installation body space movement at the Central Bibliotheek Rotterdam
Pop-up installation body space movement at the Central Bibliotheek Rotterdam, photo Aad Hogendoorn

The research and the design process for the pop-up installation and the parade will be on view in Zaal G at the museum as from 9 February. The parade will hit the streets in Rotterdam on 9 and 18 February, 2 and 4 March.

KABK students receive a 50% discount at the Boijmans upon presentation of a valid student ID card.

Parade photos by Sofia de Benedictes

Participating students

Iris Bossen, Sarah Bovelett, Joyce Edel, Rowan Graaf, Maple He, Aaron Kopp, Mabel Kraus, Bart Krijnen, Sasha Pirazhenka, Tijs Struijk, Daphne Veer.

Guiding teachers

Krijn Christiaansen and Cathelijne Montens
Guest teacher: Katleen Arthen

Project details


Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Type of work produced

research/design process, pop-up installation, parade