Anni Albers: Touching vision.
Exhibition organized by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in collaboration with The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. It proposes an in-depth approach to the work of Anni Albers (Berlin, 1899-Orange, Connecticut, USA, 1994), an artist best known for her pioneering role in the field of textile or fiber art, her innovative treatment of warp and weft, and her constant quest for new patterns and uses of fabric
The exhibition highlights the pioneering role of Albers in the modern revival of textile art (Fiber Art) and reflects the strength of an artist whose humanist and essentialist thinking had a great influence on the art of her time and later generations. Albers was able to position herself in front of the dominant role of the painting through the textiles and the engraving, considered “minor genres”. In her quest to achieve real contact with the object, Albers also helped to redefine the work of art as a reproducible design, offering the public greater accessibility to artistic production.
October 6, 2017 – January 14, 2018
Full details on Guggenheim Museum Bilbao´s website.