Tate Modern Exhibition

Sophie Taeuber-Arp

A black and white photograph where a woman faces the camera with a wooded abstract head sculpture in front of one side of her face. The woman wears a bowler hat and has face paint on the visible side of her face.

Nic Aluf Sophie Taeuber with her Dada Head 1920 Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin

A long overdue recognition of Taeuber-Arp’s pivotal contribution to modern art and design

Sophie Taeuber-Arp was one of the foremost abstract artists and designers of the 1920s and 30s. Her multidisciplinary work has enduring influence, inspiring innovative artists and designers around the world.

Taeuber-Arp’s creative output was extraordinarily diverse and at times controversial. She made embroideries and paintings, carved sculptures and edited magazines, created puppets and mysterious Dada objects. She combined traditional crafts with the vocabulary of modernist abstraction, challenging the boundaries separating art and design.

This is the first retrospective of her work ever held in the UK. It brings together her principal works from major collections in Europe and the US, most of which have never been seen in this country before.

Presented in The Eyal Ofer Galleries. Supported by Tate Members. Organised by Tate Modern, The Museum of Modern Art, and Kunstmuseum Basel

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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15 July – 17 October 2021

  • Advance booking is recommended ​
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  • This ticket includes access to the collection route

Supported by

John J. Studzinski CBE

With additional support from

The Sophie Taeuber-Arp Exhibition Supporters Circle:

Abigail and Joseph Baratta
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation

Tate Americas Foundation

Tate Patrons

and Tate Members

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