July 27, 2017

Anni Albers, touching vision

From October 6th, the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao examines the work of the textile artist

There is still a few months left for the opening of the exhibition, but we cannot wait to see Anni Albers, touching vision, the retrospective honoring artist Anni Albers, which can be visited at the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao from October 6th until January 18th. Fall brings new exhibitions at the museum, starting with this retrospective that honors one of the pioneers of fiber-art. The exhibition is an in-depth survey of her most important series between 1925 and the late 1970s. 

The German artist stood out for her loom-made tapestries of geometric shaped and varied colours. She studied at the Bauhaus during the 1920s, when women could only access some of the school’s courses. After her application for the glass workshop was denied, she enrolled the textile one. Although she wasn’t convinced about her decision (she had never embroidered nor weaved), she later became more interested in it and began experimenting with her own new techniques. In 1931 she became the director of the textile studio of the institution. Following the closing of the Bauhaus by the Nazi party, Albers emigrated to the United States alongside her husband, painter Josef Albers. There, both developed successful educational and artistic careers at the benchmark of modern American art, the Black Mountain College.

More information at https://www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus/en/exhibitions/anni-albers-touching-vision/