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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Report Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia 18 May 2019 : Fawz Kabra for Ocula

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...

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Reiko Tomii Ocula Conversation Reiko Tomii

In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...

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Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings Ocula Report Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings 4 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...

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Anni Albers, K20 GRABBEPLATZ Related Press Anni Albers, K20 GRABBEPLATZ ArtForum : 30 October 2018

IN A 1985 INTERVIEW, Anni Albers remarked, "I find that, when the work is made with threads, it's considered a craft; when it's on paper, it's considered art." This was her somewhat oblique explanation of why she hadn't received "the longed-for pat on the shoulder," i.e., recognition as an artist, until after she gave up weaving...

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Anni Albers weaves her magic at Tate Modern Related Press Anni Albers weaves her magic at Tate Modern Apollo : 20 October 2018

Just before the outbreak of the Second World War a manifesto entitled Hand-Weaving To-day was published by Faber & Faber. It argued for fresh forms of expression demanded by new conditions, observing that weaving in particular needed to find a context within 'architecture, based on the new building materials – steel, concrete, glass'. A...

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10 Things to Know About Anni Albers Related Press 10 Things to Know About Anni Albers Vogue : 11 October 2018

Anni Albers brought wonder to weaving. Born in Berlin in 1899, she applied modernist ideas to the ancient craft of the loom, marking her out as the most innovative and influential textile artist of the 20th century. Now, her bold body of work is celebrated in a major retrospective at London's Tate Modern ("Anni Albers" 11 October 2018 to...

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At Tate Modern, an Anni Albers Retrospective Related Press At Tate Modern, an Anni Albers Retrospective The New York Times : 8 October 2018

LONDON — When Anni Albers was 91, she received an honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art here in 1990. A ceremony was held nearby at The Royal Albert Hall, so solemn that a friend of hers joked that the venue deserved to be renamed "The 'Royal Albers Hall."Ms. Albers attended the festivities in a wheelchair and...

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Weaving walls: how Anni Albers challenged Bauhaus prejudice Related Press Weaving walls: how Anni Albers challenged Bauhaus prejudice The Art Newspaper : 7 October 2018

When Anni Fleischmann arrived at the Bauhaus in 1922, the school's famed poverty did not faze her. One of the richer students there—her mother was from the Ullstein publishing dynasty—Fleischmann took the cold baths and straw mattresses of Weimar in her stride. What did come as a surprise was the attitude of the Bauhaus to women. The...

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Anni Albers's Thoughts on Textiles Loom Large Related Press Anni Albers's Thoughts on Textiles Loom Large Hyperallergic : 22 February 2018

In her 1965 introductory note to On Weaving_,_ Anni Albers explains that the book is 'not a guide for weavers or would-be weavers,' and that she hopes to 'include in my audience not only weavers but also those whose work in other fields encompasses textile problems.' What is a 'textile problem'? The questions encountered in the study and Albers's...

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Anni Albers review – ravishing textiles that beg to be touched Related Press Anni Albers review – ravishing textiles that beg to be touched The Guardian : 9 October 2017

She drew knots and tangles, like madcap versions of those animated diagrams that help fishermen and sailors learn the mechanics of arcane knots, except here the pleasure is in following the twists and loops and over- and under-passes for nothing more than the pleasure of losing oneself in their inextricable entanglements.This is all as good as any...

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Shows set to let textile artist and printmaker Anni Albers shine Related Press Shows set to let textile artist and printmaker Anni Albers shine The Art Newspaper : 26 April 2017

When we hear the name Albers, we tend to think of Josef and his Homage to the Square series of paintings. But Anni Albers (1899–1994), his wife and fellow Bauhaus refugee, is at the forefront of two forthcoming exhibitions, including a full-scale survey of her work planned for 2018 at Tate Modern.

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At MoMA, Women at Play in the Fields of Abstraction Related Press At MoMA, Women at Play in the Fields of Abstraction The New York Times : 13 April 2017

Abstraction is a foundational subject for MoMA. The institution was basically conceived on the premise that this is the mode to which all advanced art aspires. But the work in Making Space, dating from the end of World War II to the beginning of second-wave feminism, is not really representative of the museum historically. For one thing, of course,...

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Bright and Beautiful Related Press Bright and Beautiful Modern Magazine : 11 April 2017

In the 1930s, Josef and Anni Albers made the first of many trips to Mexico. There's a picture of Josef Albers taken by Anni at Mitla in Oaxaca about 1937. He's in profile, and behind him, filling the rest of the frame, are the frenetic, step-fret forms of the stone mosaics that drew archaeologists to the Zapotec site. The photo—these people...

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Turns out the American Dream is more of a nightmare Related Press Turns out the American Dream is more of a nightmare Apollo Magazine : 23 March 2017

The entrance hall to the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery at the British Museum is blood-red, and covered in Andy Warhol's psychedelic screenprints of Marilyn Monroe's face.It's a punchy start to the exhibition, The American Dream: Pop to the Present.

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Turning women’s work into art Related Press Turning women’s work into art Apollo Magazine : 21 February 2017

For almost four years the critic Karen Wright wrote a weekly column for Radar, the Independent newspaper's magazine, entitled In The Studio, which was based on nearly 200 visits to artists' studios. As she puts it in her catalogue essay for Entangled, currently at Turner Contemporary, 'Looking at what is lying around or pinned to the wall is often...

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