Based on their close friendship and professional relationship of nearly a quarter of a century, Weber shares a sense of Albers's remarkable courage and tenacity, her humour, and her rigor. He also discusses her personal relationships, first with her parents, then with Josef and other friends and colleagues, and the impact of the personal on the professional for this uniquely inventive and pioneering artist. Following the lecture, Nicholas Fox Weber will be joined for a conversation by curators of the exhibition Ann Coxon and Briony Fer.
Nicholas Fox Weber is the director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and founder and president of Le Korsa, a nonprofit organization devoted to medical care, education, and the arts in isolated villages in rural Senegal. He has written fifteen books, including biographies of Balthus and Le Corbusier, and, most recently, Freud's Trip to Orvieto; his current project is a biography of Mondrian. Weber's writing has appeared in numerous exhibition catalogues and the New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, ARTnews, Town & Country, and Vogue, among other publications.