German Ball 2019 - Haus of Art
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement in Germany - Let’s celebrate this special occasion with us!
November 16th from 6 pm
Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Centre
The German Chamber of Commerce in China - North China is excited to invite you to the 19th German Ball 2019, the largest social event for the German community in Beijing. This year we are proud to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the most influential modern design school of the 20th century – the Bauhaus in Germany.
How about moving 100 years back in time to experience the development of a movement, that revolutionized creative and artistic thinking worldwide, reunited fine art and functional design and shaped ideas that move the world until today?
Get prepared and immerse yourself into the Haus of Art – a world full of imagination, that is shaped by triangles, squares and circles. Be delighted by an exclusive gala dinner, mesmerizing show acts, an amazing live band and artistic performances and spend an unforgettable night in Beijing together with your friends and colleagues.
To mark the Bauhaus birthday, museums, galleries and other institutions of the cultural sector across the globe are hosting exhibitions, conferences and other kind of events. The German Chamber of Commerce – North China is grateful to be part of this centenary celebration! Find more information HERE
What exactly was the Bauhaus?
In 1919, the State Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius as a school of arts in Weimar, Eastern Germany. The Bauhaus revolutionized creative and artistic thinking worldwide and reunited fine art and functional design, to create practical objects with the soul of artworks. Architecture, interior design, textiles and woodwork were placed on a par with fine arts such as sculpture and painting. The artists with a vocation for Bauhaus were called "Master of Form". The distinguished teachers who worked here included Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Oskar Schlemmer. The Bauhaus approach to teaching, and to the relationship between art, society, and technology, had a major impact both in Europe and in the United States in terms of the development of modern art and modern thought. Today, the historical Bauhaus is the most influential educational establishment in the fields of architecture, art and design and essentially characterizes the image of German design abroad.
Elements of the Bauhaus have worked their way easily into our lives: from the Ikea flat-pack furniture in our living rooms to the Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit of David Bowie.
How to dress?
Geometric shapes, sharp lines and pops of colours - Bauhaus is still current and has also been adopted by the fashion world. Some of the most influential fashion designers of the 1960s were inspired by the clear structure and the reduction of the Bauhaus style, amongst them André Courrèges, Mary Quant and Jil Sander.
Please find here some inspirations for your “Haus of Art” outfit for this year’s German Ball
Find more inspirations on Vogue online: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/bauhaus-influence-in-fashion
How to purchase tickets?
You can buy your German Ball tickets online on our website from mid of September on. Tickets for this gorgeous event including a gourmet three-course meal, dessert and midnight buffet, open bars with wine, beer, liquor and coffee and entertainment galore. More information will follow soon.
Goodie Bag Sponsors
Thanks to a host of generous sponsors and donations, the night is full of surprises ready to come home with you.
You need coaching to cut a good figure on the dance floor? As in the previous years we offer dance classes to be sure that you are well prepared for the German Ball “Haus of Art”.