Anni Albers: Touching Vision
Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
October 6, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Anni Albers: Touching Vision is an in-depth survey spanning the pioneering artist's career from 1925 to the late 1970s, exploring the formal developments and continuing influence of her practice. Albers enrolled as a student at the Bauhaus in 1922 before becoming the director of the weaving workshop in 1931. Following her emigration to the United States with her husband Josef in 1933, the couple taught at Black Mountain College, where Anni Albers continued expanding her experimental practice.

On the occasion of the exhibition, David Zwirner Books has published Anni Albers: Notebook 1970–1980, a facsimile of Albers's only known notebook, the original of which is on view in Bilbao. An expanded edition of her seminal book On Weaving, first published in 1965, has been newly published by Princeton University Press.

Image: Anni Albers in her weaving studio at Black Mountain College, 1937 (detail). Photo by Helen M. Post. Courtesy of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, Connecticut.