Anna McNay

Review of Anni Albers: Touching Vision at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao


Anni Albers: Touching Vision

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

6 October 2017 – 14 January 2018

In 1949, Anni Albers (1899-1994)
was the first fibre artist to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern
Art, New York, followed by an extensive tour across the US. This event was key
in elevating fibre art to the canon of classical artistic disciplines. Now,
nearly 70 years later, Guggenheim Bilbao, together with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, is putting on a retrospective of nearly six
decades of the artist-designer’s work, starting with her early Bauhaus
preparatory drawings, and moving through her hand-woven works and tapestries,
to her later graphic prints.

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