Join us for a one-day conference bringing together ground-breaking scholarship on Anni Albers in order to demonstrate her importance as a pivotal figure in the history of modernism. The Anni Albers exhibition at Tate Modern is her first major retrospective as an artist in her own right and shows the full range and depth of her work. It is a timely moment to assess her contribution and to reconsider the now conventional narratives concerning the Bauhaus and its legacies. Key themes addressed in our conference include materiality, the Bauhaus in exile in the United States to the notion of a 'global Bauhaus', and how this reflects on an expanded geography of modernism; the question of weaving itself and how it relates to feminist politics and a politics of labour. This event aims to foreground the interest Anni Albers holds across art, architecture and design by bringing together a range of contemporary practitioners.
Speakers include: Jordan Troeller, Briony Fer, T'ai Smith, Jeffrey Saletnik, Raisa Kabir and Robin Schuldenfrei.
This conference has been initiated and developed in collaboration with Professor Briony Fer, who is also the exhibition's co-curator.
This event is supported by the U.S. Embassy in London and the British Association for American Studies (BAAS).