Tate Modern

Anni Albers

11 Oct 2018 - 27 Jan 2019

Anni Albers, exhibition view at Tate Modern, London, 2018
Anni Albers, exhibition view at Tate Modern, London, 2018
Anni Albers, exhibition view at Tate Modern, London, 2018
Anni Albers, exhibition view at Tate Modern, London, 2018
Anni Albers, exhibition view at Tate Modern, London, 2018
Anni Albers, exhibition view at Tate Modern, London, 2018
Anni Albers, exhibition view at Tate Modern, London, 2018
Anni Albers
Wall Hanging 1926
Mercerized cotton, silk
2032 x 1207 mm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Everfast Fabrics Inc. and Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1969
© 2018 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London
Anni Albers
Study for an unexecuted wallhanging 1926
Gouache with pencil on photo offset paper
© 2017 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New
York/DACS, London.
Photograph by Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art
ANNI ALBERS
11 October 2018 – 27 January 2019

A long overdue recognition of Anni Albers's pivotal contribution to modern art and design, this is the first major exhibition of her work in the UK.

As a female student at the radical Bauhaus art school, Albers was discouraged from taking up certain classes. She enrolled in the weaving workshop and made textiles her key form of expression. She inspired and was inspired by her artist contemporaries, among them her teacher, Paul Klee, and her husband, Josef Albers.

This beautiful exhibition illuminates the artist’s creative process and her engagement with art, architecture and design. You can discover why Albers has been a profound influence on artists around the world via more than 350 objects from exquisite small-scale ‘pictorial weavings’ to large wall-hangings and the textiles she designed for mass production, as well as her later prints and drawings.

At the heart of the exhibition is an exploration of Albers’s seminal publication On Weaving 1965 and the wide source material she gathered together to create the book.

Organised by Tate Modern and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
 

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