July 27, 2017

Anni Albers, touching vision

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

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

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/