Anni Albers

Tate Modern explores the work of one of the best-known textile artists of the 20th century

Art Exhibition coming up at Tate Modern in City of London, United Kingdom. Published by anonymous on Thursday 12 October 2017. Tuesday 11 September 2018 to Sunday 27 January 2019.

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As a student at the radical and ostensibly egalitarian Bauhaus art school, Anni Albers, like other women, was barred from becoming a painter. Instead she enrolled in the weaving workshop and made textiles her means of expression.

Albers (1899–1994) rose to become an influential figure, exploring the technical limits of hand-weaving to pioneer innovative uses of woven fabric as art, architecture and design. Tate Modern’s full-scale retrospective explores this influential but rarely seen trailblazer for a new interdisciplinary art form. It brings together the most important examples of her work, from beautiful small-scale creations to wall hangings, as well as exploring the textiles she designed for mass-production and her use of new technologies and synthetic fibres.

Organised by Tate Modern and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf.

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/anni-albers