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ANNI ALBERS

October 11, 2018 - January 27, 2019

Anni Albers, Study for Unexecuted Wallhanging 1926. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2017

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

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

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Start:
October 11, 2018
End:
January 27, 2019
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Website:
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/anni-albers

Venue

Tate Modern
Bankside
London, SE1 9TG United Kingdom
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Phone:
+44 (0)20 7887 8888
Website:
http://www.tate.org.uk

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