room 10

During the first documenta, room 10 in the Fridericianum - the exterior of the half rotunda - showed a sculpture of Lehmbruck, a work by Bauhaus teacher Oskar Schlemmer, and five paintings by Bauhaus teacher Paul Klee in front of whitewashed, bare brickwork and plastic-covered windows. The paintings were set in a hovering state with white or black metal rods in front of a concave wall, whereas the "Sitzende Jüngling" by Lehmbruck was surrounded by mystical light. The raw cement ceiling reveals the provisional state of the building at that time. Even the placement of the room numerals on small pieces of paper is a sign of the provisional furnishings.