Film \ Mies van der Rohe's Villa in Brno
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Mies van der Rohe's Villa in Brno, Haus Tugendhat
Dir: Dieter Reifarth, colour and b/w, 112 min., Germany 2013
Brno, Czech Republic: Slowly, almost reverentially, the camera approaches the simple white facade before gliding through one of the extensive glazed outer walls into the innards of the building. The first minutes of Dieter Reifarth’s documentary Haus Tugendhat are a careful approach to this icon of modern architecture, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Built in 1930 as a family home for the cosmopolitan Jewish family Tugendhat, the villa was threatened by neglect for decades following their escape from the Nazis. Dieter Reifarth dedicates his film to both the destiny of the family and the destiny of the house. Thanks to numerous interviews and original documents his film is multi-faceted, but still characterized by minimalist aesthetics.
Part of the programme of events supporting the exhibition Bauhaus 100: The Print Portfolios. See a full list of all Bauhaus-related events at the Gallery here
Presented by the National Gallery of Ireland and the Goethe-Institut Irland
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