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Art with threads

Das K20 in Düsseldorf präsentiert das Lebenswerk von Anni Albers

Licht- und luftdurchlässige Raumteiler als Teil der Architektur

Beispiel für einen Webstuhl in der Anni Albers-Ausstellung

Rug (1959) - Nylon-Knoten nach einem Entwurf von Anni Albers

Orchestra (1984) – Auftragsarbeit für das AT&T Building

 

Retrospective of Anni Albers in Dusseldorf

The textile art was her life. The Bauhaus-artist Anni Albers (1988 – 1994) turned the old craft of weaving into a modern abstract art form. She unites artistry design writing teaching and handcraft. She mastered the weaving loom expertly while studying 4000 year old weaving techniques on numerous travels to Mexico. Her most important works are all woven by hand.

At the big exhibition halls of the “NRW-Art collection” are a variety of the pieces by Anni Albers displayed: fabrics, arrases, curtains, partition, and textile patterns, drafts, prints and jewelry. The strict base structure of weaving on vertical chains and horizontal wefts is pushed into the background by the color and the shapes. 300 pieces from all over the world, some are loaned, will give you a good insight into her art and her artistic life.

Born in Berlin, Anni Albers started weaving at Bauhaus after her studies of painting and she came to love this artform. The painter Paul Klee was her teacher in weavery at Bauhaus. You can see her idol Paul Klee through the systematic arrangement and the rhythm of long and short stripes and the coloration of her pieces.

Patterns for industrial productions and daily use as well as free artistic pieces arose at the Bauhaus in Dessau.

In 1933 Albers imigrated into the US as a jew, after the Baushaus had to resolute because of national socialists. She and her husband got a lectureship at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, an experimental school for art.

As many other artists Anni Albers played the second fiddle of her famous husbands the artist Josef Albers.

The MoMa in New York dedicated her a single exhibition as the first textile artist in 1949.

The exhibition “Anni Albers“ is a cooperation between the art collection of Nordrhein-Westfalen and the Tate modern in London. It runs from June 9th until September 9th at K20 in Dusseldorf.

 

 

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