David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Anni Albers (1899–1994) at the 537 West 20th Street location in New York. Curated by Brenda Danilowitz, Chief Curator at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, this will be the gallery’s first solo presentation of the artist’s work since having announced exclusive representation of the Foundation, in 2016, and Albers’s first solo exhibition in New York since her 2000 retrospective at the Jewish Museum.
One of the most important abstract artists of the twentieth century, Albers combined a deep and intuitive understanding of materials and process with an inventive and visually engaging exploration of form and color. Following recent showings of her work in Europe at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in 2017 (which attracted 383,000 visitors) and the widely acclaimed 2018–2019 retrospective at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, and Tate Modern, London, this exhibition will provide American audiences with a rare opportunity to experience the breadth of Albers’s decades-long career, including her pioneering wall hangings, weavings, public commissions, and a range of her innovative and colorful works on paper. On view for the first time outside of Mexico, will be Albers’s 10-foot tall wall hanging Camino Real, 1968. Commissioned by Ricardo Legorreta and Luis Barragán for the newly built Hotel Camino Real in Mexico City, this vibrant work brings together a number of important facets of Albers’s practice, in particular the profound impact of Latin American art and culture on the artist’s oeuvre.