Tate Modern Exhibition

Anni Albers


Anni Albers, Study for Unexecuted Wallhanging 1926. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2017
 

Tate Modern explores the work of one of the best-known textile artists of the 20th century

As a student at the radical and ostensibly egalitarian Bauhaus art school, Anni Albers, like other women, was barred from becoming a painter. Instead she enrolled in the weaving workshop and made textiles her means of expression. Albers (1899–1994) rose to become an influential figure, exploring the technical limits of hand-weaving to pioneer innovative uses of woven fabric as art, architecture and design. Tate Modern’s full-scale retrospective explores this influential but rarely seen trailblazer for a new interdisciplinary art form. It brings together the most important examples of her work, from beautiful small-scale creations to wall hangings, as well as exploring the textiles she designed for mass-production and her use of new technologies and synthetic fibres.

Organised by Tate Modern and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Tate Modern

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Dates

11 October 2018 – 27 January 2019

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£16.50 FREE for Members

Price shown includes donation. Concessions available. Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian). Family tickets available (two adults and two children 12–18 years) by telephone or in the gallery.

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Bauhaus

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