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Anni Albers

Anni Albers Wall Hanging 1926 Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Everfast Fabrics Inc. and Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1969  69.134 © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2018​​

 

Anni Albers combined the ancient craft of hand-weaving with the language of modern art

A long overdue recognition of 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

Anni Albers Ancient Writing 1936 Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of John Young  © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2018

Anni Albers Ancient Writing 1936 Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of John Young © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2018

Anni Albers Epitaph 1968 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation  © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2018

Anni Albers Epitaph 1968 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2018

Anni Albers Card Weaving at Black Mountain College Black Mountain College Photograph Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, N.C.

Anni Albers Card Weaving at Black Mountain College Black Mountain College Photograph Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, N.C.

Anni Albers Study for Unexecuted Wallhanging 1926 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2018

Anni Albers Study for Unexecuted Wallhanging 1926 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2018

Anni Albers Camino Real 1969 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany CT © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2018

Anni Albers Camino Real 1969 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany CT © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2018

Anni Albers Intersecting 1962 Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2018

Anni Albers Intersecting 1962 Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2018

Anni Albers Open Letter The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS,

Anni Albers Open Letter The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS,

Tate Modern

The Eyal Ofer Galleries

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Dates

11 October 2018 – 27 January 2019

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