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Anni Albers: Touching Vision

Guggenheim Bilbao

6 Oct 2017 - 14 Jan 2018

Best known for her pioneering role in the field of textile or ‘Fiber art’, and her constant quest for new patterns and uses of fabric, Anni Albers was instrumental in redefining the artist as a designer. Albers studied at the Bauhaus in Weimar, where she met her husband, the painter Josef Albers, and eventually directed the weaving workshop in 1931. After the institution was closed by the Nazi party in 1933, Albers and her husband moved to North Carolina, where they were both hired to teach at a free-form school that would become a benchmark of modern American art, Black Mountain College. There Anni Albers continued to combine her educational activity with artistic experimentation, while also authoring what are now considered seminal texts in the history of contemporary textile art. Find out more about the Anni Albers exhibition from the Guggenheim Bilbao’s website.

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Anni Albers in her studio at the Black Mountain College, 1937. Photo: Helen M. Post © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017

Anni Albers in her studio at the Black Mountain College, 1937. Photo: Helen M. Post © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017

Red and Blue Layers (1954), Anni Albers. Photo: Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017

Red and Blue Layers (1954), Anni Albers. Photo: Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017

Estudio para Colgadura no realizada (1926), Anni Albers. Photo: Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017

Estudio para Colgadura no realizada (1926), Anni Albers. Photo: Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017

Muro XII (1984), Anni Albers. Photo: Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017

Muro XII (1984), Anni Albers. Photo: Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017

Nudo (1947), Anni Albers. Photo: Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017

Nudo (1947), Anni Albers. Photo: Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017

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