How Bauhaus Pioneer Anni Albers Radically Modernised Weaving

As curator Ann Coxon explains, it is somewhat unconventional to place a loom at the entrance of a major Tate retrospective. “It’s very surprising to have a show that is predominantly textiles at Tate Modern,” says Coxon. “We’ve shown work by Sonia Delaunay, for example, but you start with paintings and progress through to later see that she did something with fashion, but to actually start with a loom, and for it to be all about weaving, is quite unusual for us.” Born in Berlin in 1899, Anni Albers was a pioneer of textile design, a pivotal educator in her field and one of the poster women for the radical Bauhaus school.

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