Mixing Hand-Weaving with Modern Art: Anni Albers

A long overdue recognition of Anni Albers' pivotal contribution to modern art and design, the first major exhibition of her work in the UK is now on display at London’s Tate Modern.

As a female student at the radical Bauhaus art school, Albers was discouraged from taking up certain classes. She enrolled in the weaving workshop and made textiles her key form of expression. She inspired and was inspired by her artist contemporaries, among them her teacher, Paul Klee, and her husband, Josef Albers.

This beautiful retrospective illuminates the artist’s creative process and her engagement with art, architecture and design. You can discover why Albers has been a profound influence on artists around the world via more than 350 objects from exquisite small-scale ‘pictorial weavings’ to large wall-hangings and the textiles she designed for mass production, as well as her later prints and drawings. Included is an exploration of Albers’s seminal publication On Weaving 1965 and the wide source material she gathered together to create the book. The exhibition runs now through January 27, 2019.




source: tate