A textile work by Anni Albers, titled In Orbit, dated 1957.
A textile work by Anni Albers, titled In Orbit, dated 1957.
A textile work by Anni Albers, titled In Orbit, dated 1957.
"Unassuming, rich in thought, and firmly woven into the annals of art history. "
Surface, interview with Brenda Danilowitz by Barry Samaha

"Anni Albers created a legacy much like her tapestries—unassuming, rich in thought, and firmly woven into the annals of art history. Her process was reverential to ancient techniques passed down from generations of weavers from disparate cultures, yet her methodical approach at the loom—her preferred tool to create her larger-than-life works—promoted the modern ideals established by the Bauhaus school. This viewpoint will be on full display starting on September 2019 at David Zwirner in New York, where the gallery will mount an eponymous exhibition of Albers’ works, the first in the U.S. in 19 years.

'To be very clear, this is not a retrospective—a description that implies a complete survey,” says Brenda Danilowitz, chief curator of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. “Why her work has so seldom been seen in the U.S. is a question for the museums and other gatekeepers of the art world.'"

Read the full interview in Surface

Anni Albers is on view at 537 West 20th Street in New York through October 19, 2019. 

Image: anni Albers, In Orbit, 1957