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NOVEMBER 18 On "Anni & Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal" conversation with Nicholas Fox Weber [recording available]

NOVEMBER 11 Panel Discussion: Anni Albers in Mexico [recording available]

OCTOBER 21 New Book "Anni Albers: Camino Real"

OCTOBER 10 "Interaction of Color" available online through Yale's ePortal

SEPTEMBER 24 "A Touching Sight" awarded Honorable Mention at the On Art Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 1 New book "Anni & Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal"

MAY 28 New online video "Anni Albers: Experiments" examines the theory and practice of Anni Albers

APRIL 8 "Albers for Kids" offers activities for young artists

MARCH 23 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation partners with St. Mary's Hospital in London

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Nicholas Fox Weber's Anni and Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal explores the rich creative legacy of this influential couple (Phaidon Books, 2020)

On "Anni & Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal" conversation with Nicholas Fox Weber [recording available]

Nicholas Fox Weber, executive director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and author of Anni and Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal, spoke with David Leiber, partner at David Zwirner Gallery, and Lauren Hinkson, associate curator at the Guggenheim Museum, about the Alberses' rich creative output and infinite influence on each other.

The conversation, which took place on November 18, 2020, explored the life and work of Josef and Anni Albers—from their formative years at the Bauhaus in Germany to their remarkable influence at Black Mountain College, through their intensely productive period in Connecticut.

A recording of the talk is available here (via Vimeo). The book Anni and Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal can be purchased through our online bookstore or via Phaidon Books.

Panel Discussion: Anni Albers in Mexico (November 11, 2020)

Panel Discussion: Anni Albers in Mexico [recording available]

Chief curator Brenda Danilowitz speaks with art historian Ana Elena Millet and Catalina Lozano, curator of the exhibition Pasajeros 04: Anni Albers, at Museo Jumex, Mexico City (through February 28, 2021).

In this wide-ranging conversation, featured topics include specific works—such as Anni Albers's 1968 wall hanging Camino Real, commissioned by Ricardo Legorreta for the hotel of the same name—as well as more broadly the influence of traditional weaving techniques and materials on Anni Albers's understanding of art and modernism.

A recording of the panel discussion, which took place on November 11, 2020, is available here (via Vimeo).

"Anni Albers: Camino Real" with essays by Brenda Danilowitz and T'ai Smith (David Zwirner Books, 2020)

New Book "Anni Albers: Camino Real"

In 1967, noted architects Ricardo Legorreta and Luis Barragán commissioned Anni Albers to create a work for the newly built Hotel Camino Real in Mexico City. Completed in 1968, her striking wall hanging Camino Real is heavily influenced by Latin American art and culture. Showcasing Albers's approach to working with textiles as a "many-sided practice," it is accompanied in this book by examples of Albers's innovative wall hangings, weavings, and a range of works on paper.

Published on the occasion of the Anni Albers exhibition presented at David Zwirner, New York, in 2019, this catalogue features new scholarship from the show's curator, Brenda Danilowitz, art historian and chief curator of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation; and T'ai Smith, an expert on Bauhaus craft and weaving.

For more information and to purchase, please visit David Zwirner Books.

Josef Albers's Interaction of Color is now available through Yale's ePortal.

"Interaction of Color" available online through Yale's ePortal

The Albers Foundation has partnered with Yale University Press to make Josef Albers's Interaction of Color: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition available online for students and researchers through Yale's A&AePortal. Yale Press published Josef Albers's original Interaction of Color in 1963 and has since issued numerous paperback editions, as well as an interactive iPad app in 2013. The new online ePortal version features Albers's original commentary and instruction, along with high-resolution reproductions of the color plates. In addition, videos with Frederick A. Horowitz, who was a student of Josef Albers, and Brenda Danilowitz, chief curator of the Albers Foundation, further explain specific lessons. Yale's ePortal, which features numerous titles, was created specifically for students and teachers and is currently open to institutional subscribers. For more information, please visit https://www.aaeportal.com/home.

Film still from A Touching Sight by Alberto Amoretti and Giovanni Hänninen (2019)
Poster for A Touching Sightby Alberto Amoretti and Giovanni Hänninen (2019)

"A Touching Sight" awarded Honorable Mention at the On Art Film Festival

The documentary A Touching Sight by Alberto Amoretti and Giovanni Hänninen, produced by the Albers Foundation on the occasion of the touring exhibition Voyage Inside a Blind Experience, has been awarded numerous accolades since its first screening in 2019. Most recently, the film received an honorable mention from the On Art Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland. In June 2020, the DisAbility Film Festival at Western Colorado University awarded the film with Viewer's Choice.

A Touching Sight was made when the exhibition was at Santa Maria della Scala Museum in Siena, Italy, and at the Glucksman Museum in Cork, Ireland. The exhibition developed from a collaboration between Atlante Servizi Culturali and the Albers Foundation, together with the Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano, and with the support of the three European museums presenting the exhibition.

A preview of A Touching Sight is available here.

"Anni & Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal" by Nicholas Fox Weber (Phaidon Books, November 2020)

New book "Anni & Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal"

Nicholas Fox Weber's "Anni & Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal" is the first monograph to celebrate the rich creative output and beguiling relationship of these two masters. The book presents the Alberses' life and work from their formative years at the Bauhaus to their remarkable influence at Black Mountain College and to their intensely productive period in Connecticut. On sale November 18 in North America, and November 5 everywhere else. Available for preorder at phaidon.com.

Education director Fritz Horstman and associate curator Karis Medina in the video "Anni Albers: Experiments."

New online video "Anni Albers: Experiments" examines the theory and practice of Anni Albers

While the exhibition In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut is postponed during the pandemic, the New Britain Museum of American Art has collaborated with the Albers Foundation to create online material. In the video "Anni Albers: Experiments" education director and exhibition curator Fritz Horstman joins associate curator Karis Medina to examine the theory and practice of Anni Albers. Following Albers's idea that a weaving is a whole built out of parts, Fritz and Karis interweave quotes by Anni Albers with lines from some of the authors she admired most. Images and audio clips further evoke the incredible body of textiles, works on paper, and written work that Anni Albers produced during the forty-four years that she lived in her adopted state of Connecticut. The video is online at the New Britain Museum of American Art's website at nbmaa.org/experiments.

A young artist at work on a color study, 2020. Photo: Adhiraj Shekhawat

"Albers for Kids" offers activities for young artists

The Albers Foundation is creating a series of activities that will appeal to the youngest artists. Taking inspiration from exercises that Josef Albers taught at the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale, the series includes activities that open eyes to the relativity of color and the potential of simple materials. New activities will be introduced each week in April, and participants are encouraged to share their creations. More information is available at albersforkids.org.

The new activities run parallel to our longstanding educational outreach. Recent collaborations include a video workshop led by education director Fritz Horstman for the Children's Museum of the Arts in New York.

St. Mary's Hospital, London. Photo: Ed Reeve

The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation partners with St. Mary's Hospital in London

The Albers Foundation has partnered with St. Mary's Hospital in London to create an interior inspired by the works of Josef and Anni Albers. The bright murals and designs grace the newly renovated children's intensive care unit, which treats more than 400 children annually. Nicholas Fox Weber explains, "With energy and heart, the people at St. Mary's have realized the wonderful transformation of the children's intensive care unit to an unprecedented degree. My hope is that it will become the benchmark of what can be done worldwide wherever there are children—and the people who love them—in need."