katleen arthen / artdirection // scenography // research

Schoenheit der Form. Die Designerin Christa Petroff-Bohne
Beauty of Form. The Designer Christa Petroff-Bohne

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Kunstgewerbemuseum / Museum of Decorative Arts

Exhibition Design, 2020

'Beauty of Form' is dedicated to the work of the designer Christa Petroff-Bohne, who is one of the most important German designers* of the 1950s and 1960s. With her designs for industry, she brought contemporary design into every day culture of the newly founded German Democratic Republic (GDR). As a professor at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee, she was a formative personality and influenced generations of students. Her work is an important testimony to modern design activities in the GDR and is also relevant in international comparison.

Curators: Klara Nemeckova, Silke Ihden-Rothkirch, Joerg Petruschat
Exhibition Design: Katleen Arthen
Production: ErtlundZull
Graphic Design: Torsten Koechlin, Joana Katte
Photos: SKD/Kunstgewerbemuseum, Klemens Renner