The Bauhaus School, founded by Walter Gropius in 1919, radically redefined architecture and design. By combining formal artistic education and crafts, it intended to level the fine arts and applied arts, bridging Art and Industry. According to Gropius, the school would be open to anyone and there would be “no distinction between the fair sex and the strong sex”. However, the Bauhaus women still were held back and pushed to follow the "soft and feminine” arts such as weaving.
In one of my most recurrent dreams, as I am about to achieve something important or go somewhere, I am held back. I can't move. I am stuck. Trapped.
Stuck in Soft is an interpretation of my dreams and, simultaneously, a series that homages the Bauhaus women.
Exhibition at Vaga:
www.andafala.org/en/Vagapdl