11 October 2018 – 27 January 2019
Discover one of the most important textile artists of the 20th century in this major retrospective of her work.
Being a woman, Albers was barred from becoming a painter at the Bauhaus art school when she joined as a student in 1922. Taking a weaving workshop instead, she began a career in textiles which would see her become a highly influential artist and innovator.
Her work pushed the boundaries of hand-weaving in design and use, and she created a wide-ranging body of work including wall hangings, bedspreads, pictorial images, and mass produced textiles. She experimented with different materials, both traditional and industrial, often combining them in one work.
The exhibition brings together exquisite pieces from across her career and examines her use of new technologies.