Stage Experiments at the Bauhaus
Bauhaus Dessau, Germany
December 6, 2013 to April 21, 2014 
(Curated by Artistic Director Torsten Blume, and curator Christian Hiller)

This exhibition will be traveling to:

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
22 May 2014 to 31 August 2014
(Curators: Milena Hoegsberg & Lars Mørch Finborud) 

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
November 11, 2014 to February 2015
(Curator: Jienne Liu)


Xanti Schawinsky

Head Drawings And Faces Of War

The Drawing Center  New York
September 19, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Curated by director Brett Littman

This Exhibition Also will be shown at Bergen Kunsthall; Bergen, Norway

From January 08, 2016, - February 28, 201


Xanti Schawinsky


Migros Museum, Zurich

Opening: Friday, 20.02. 6–9 pm
February 21, 2015 - May 21, 2015
Curated by Raphael Gygax


Leap Before you Look

Black Mountain College1933-1957

ICA Boston 
Fall 2015 
Curated by Chief Curator Helen Molesworth

This exhibition will travel to:

UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Winter/Spring 2016

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Summer 2016


Xanti Schawinsky Retrospective

From The Bauhaus Into The World

Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany

A solo retrospective exhibition; within the framework of

Big Plans! Applied Modernism in Saxony-Anhalt 1919–1933

A project of Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

June 21 - September 25, 2016

Opening June 19, 2016; 15:00.


Xanti Schawinsky - The Album

A Bauhaus Sourcebook; Published by JRP Ringier

This publication is based on the albums the artist conceived during his tenure at the Bauhaus, and presents, for the first time, photographs and documents, personal as much as artistic, on this key moment of the modern period, all commented by scientific researcher and curator at Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Torsten Blume. This is the first opportunity to discover this primary material, in a format reproducing the original album.

Published in a limited edition of a 1,000 copies, in collaboration with the Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, and with the generous support of Volkart Stiftung, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, and Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung.


Xanti Schawinsky - From The Bauhaus In To The World

To be published 2018; by Deutscher Kunstverlag

A publication by Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen Magdeburg (Hrsg.), Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (Hrsg.), with texts by Dr. Annegret Laabs and Torsten Blume.

Xanti Schawinsky (1904–1979) was a master of improvisation. Whether in the field of set design, as a photographer, or as an artistic creator of exhibition buildings and large-scale photomontages, his surprising ideas accompanied him from the Bauhaus in Dessau, to Black Mountain College, and then to New York University.

While his late works are now well known through exhibitions and publications, some of his early work remains almost undiscovered until now: New documents from the estate; letters from Walter Gropius, autobiographical outtakes, and previously unpublished photos from the Magdeburg city archive.


Bauhaus And America

LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster

For the occasion of the 100-year anniversary of the Bauhaus, the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster is planning the exhibition Bauhaus and America. Based on the importance of the Bauhaus and in particular the Bauhaus stage as an interdisciplinary laboratory for experiments with light and movement, the exhibition will for the first time illuminate the diverse artistic altercations of both former Bauhaus members and Americans with light and motion – ranging from light art and kinetic art to experimental film as well as dance and performance art.


Smoke And Mirrors-The Roaring 20's

Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland: Group show curated by Catherine Hug; (Xanti Schawinsky represented with 20 works) The 1920s were a decade of both progression and backlash. A catastrophic world war followed by a pandemic with remarkable parallels to the current corona crisis awakened people’s thirst for life. At no time in the 20th century was the desire for change more intense.