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Anni and Josef Albers at Black Mountain College, 1938. Photograph by Theodore Dreier

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Anni Albers
Line Involvement II, 1964
lithograph
14 3/4 × 19 3/4 in. (37.4 × 50.5 cm)
1994.11.5.b

2021 New York

Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 foregrounds how visual artists have explored the materials, methods, and strategies of craft over the past seven decades. Some expand techniques with long histories, such as weaving, sewing, or pottery, while others experiment with textiles, thread, clay, beads, and glass, among other mediums.

While artists' reasons for taking up craft range widely, many aim to subvert prevalent standards of so-called "fine art," often in direct response to the politics of their time. In challenging accepted ideas of taste—whether by embracing the decorative or turning away from traditional painting and sculpture in favor of functional items like bowls or blankets—these artists reclaim visual languages that have typically been coded as feminine, domestic, or vernacular. By highlighting marginalized modes of artistic production, these artists challenge the power structures that determine artistic value.

Drawn primarily from the museum's collection, the exhibition includes over eighty works by more than sixty artists, including Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Eva Hesse, Mike Kelley, Liza Lou, Ree Morton, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Elaine Reichek, and Lenore Tawney.

Josef Albers
JHM-1, 1973
screenprint
sheet: 25 x 35 in. (63.5 x 88.9 cm)
Josef Albers
JHM-II, 1973
screenprint
sheet: 25 x 25 in. (63.5 x 88.9 cm)

2021 Fargo, North Dakota

Even Light Itself: Highlights and Recent Acquisitions from the Collection illuminates artworks and objects by local and internationally known artists from the permanent collection of Plains Art Museum, and reflects on the properties of light and color. Artists include Josef Albers, Keith BraveHeart, Dale Chihuly, Helen Frankenthaler, Luis Jimenez, Truman Lowe, Mary Sherman, Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa, and Adja Yunkers.

Josef Albers
4 Central Warm Colors Surrounded by 2 Blues, 1948
oil on masonite
26 x 35 3/4 in. (66 x 90.8 cm)
Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop
Anni Albers
Red and Blue Layers, 1954
cotton
24 1/4 × 14 3/4 in. (61.6 × 37.8 cm)
1998.12.1
Josef and Anni Albers in Dessau, Germany, ca. 1935, photographer unknown
Installation view, "Anni et Josef Albers. L'art et la vie" (Anni and Josef Albers: Art and Life), Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (2021). Photo: Pierre Antoine
Installation view, "Anni et Josef Albers. L'art et la vie" (Anni and Josef Albers: Art and Life), Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (2021). Photo: Pierre Antoine
Installation view, "Anni et Josef Albers. L'art et la vie" (Anni and Josef Albers: Art and Life), Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (2021). Photo: Pierre Antoine
Installation view, "Anni et Josef Albers. L'art et la vie" (Anni and Josef Albers: Art and Life), Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (2021). Photo: Pierre Antoine
Installation view, "Anni et Josef Albers. L'art et la vie" (Anni and Josef Albers: Art and Life), Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (2021). Photo: Pierre Antoine
Installation view, "Anni et Josef Albers. L'art et la vie" (Anni and Josef Albers: Art and Life), Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (2021). Photo: Pierre Antoine
Installation view, "Anni et Josef Albers. L'art et la vie" (Anni and Josef Albers: Art and Life), Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (2021). Photo: Pierre Antoine
Installation view, "Anni et Josef Albers. L'art et la vie" (Anni and Josef Albers: Art and Life), Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (2021). Photo: Pierre Antoine
Installation view, "Anni et Josef Albers. L'art et la vie" (Anni and Josef Albers: Art and Life), Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (2021). Photo: Pierre Antoine

2021 Paris + Valencia

Anni and Josef Albers: Art and Life features more than 300 works of art (paintings, photographs, graphic works and textiles, as well as a selection of furniture from the Bauhaus era) representing significant milestones in the evolution of these two artists. The exhibition focuses on the dialogue between Josef and Anni Albers as revealed in their abundant artistic production, which testifies to a shared and sensitive inspiration. Organized chronologically, the exhibition introduces this pair of major artists, who were pioneers of modernism in the twentieth century, to a broad audience.

Josef Albers
Mexican Chair B, ca. 1940
wood, leather
27 x 17 3/4 x 25 in. (68.6 x 45.1 x 63.5 cm)
1976.5.1

2021 Asheville, North Carolina

Modernist Design at Black Mountain College presents work by students and faculty of the renowned mid-century college, including furniture, ceramics, textiles, and photographs. As faculty leaders, Josef and Anni Albers attracted well-known architects and designers to teach at the school, including A. Lawrence Kocher and Buckminster Fuller, as well as Mary "Molly" Gregory who led the furniture workshop. An openness to creativity and a smart resourcefulness meant an artistic output of groundbreaking designs that has yet to be fully assessed. Featuring work by Josef Albers, Ruth Asawa, and Molly Gregory, among others.

Anni Albers
Red Meander II, 1970–71
screenprint
28 x 24 in. (71.1 x 61 cm)
1994.11.17

2021 Nottingham, England

Our Silver City travels to the end of this century, featuring works from the last 400 million years. It is an exhibition-as-sci-fi-novel, or vice-versa. Crossing the gallery threshold, we step into a possible future world. This world has been reshaped by decades of crisis and collapse: resource wars and evacuations, plastic-eating bacteria and flooding. Along the way, we encounter a selection of artefacts, remnants and artworks connecting the long 21st century with what went before. All exhibitions invite us to travel in time, but this one insists on it.

Based on a methodology by Prem Krishnamurthy, Our Silver City has been developed by the artists Céline Condorelli, Femke Herregraven and Grace Ndiritu, and the novelist Liz Jensen, in close dialogue with Krishnamurthy and the Nottingham Contemporary team. It is accompanied by a novella by Jensen, and extends across the city via a programme developed with young people. Featuring work by Anni Albers, Chiara Camoni, Céline Condorelli, Isa Genzken, Femke Herregraven, On Kawara, Grace Ndiritu, and Andrea Zittel, among many others.

Josef Albers
Sandgrube I (Sandmine I), 1916
linoleum cut
sheet: 13 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (35.2 x 30.2 cm)
1976.4.4

2021 London

Discovery and Invention: The Early Graphic Works of Josef Albers considers Albers's early development as an artist, beginning with the pre-Bauhaus years when he worked as an elementary-school teacher in his native Bottrop in western Germany, while sketching the landscape and studying courses in art by night. Focusing on his prints and other works on paper, the exhibition reveals not only the unappreciated naturalistic origins of his art, but also his ongoing interest in producing organic, surrealistic forms alongside the geometric abstraction for which he is best known.

Josef Albers
Formulation: Articulation, Folio II / Folder 30, 1972
screenprint
sheet: 15 x 20 in. (38.1 x 50.8 cm)

2022 Portland, Oregon

20th Century Masterworks features prints by Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, and Pablo Picasso, among many others.

Josef Albers
Adobe: Yellow Front, 1959
oil on masonite
22 x 26 1/8 in. (55.9 x 66.4 cm)
1976.1.1169

2022 Hong Kong

Primary Colors is the first solo presentation of Josef Albers's work in Greater China. The show is a focused examination of how the primary colors red, yellow, and blue, along with black, encompassed an infinite range of chromatic possibilities for Albers, which he explored throughout his career in stunning combinations presented in his signature visual formats. Several paintings from Albers's Homage to the Square series are featured, together with works from his Variant/Adobe series, inspired by the artist's travels in Latin America. Also on view is a rare group of paintings that depicts the visual motif of the treble clef as well as several important paintings and studies for unique works comprised of polygons and other geometric forms, illustrating the breadth of his formal and chromatic range.