Last week I visited the new Anni Albers exhibition at Tate Modern. This was always going to be a must see for me but with my recent new thing for weaving I wanted to get down there as soon as posible!
Anni Albers was a student of the Bauhaus, who as a woman was discouraged from painting and enrolled in the weaving workshop instead. Albers pioneered innovative uses of woven textiles in art, architecture and interiors, and the exhibition shows a very wide range of her work.
I visited late in the day and felt that it was a little overwhelming for one visit, so I’m glad it runs until late January as that should give me the chance to go and see it again. I did however leave with a burning desire to get out the graph paper and my little hand loom!
When I return I’m planning to spend more time studying the individual weavings and small sample pieces. I did spend quite some time trying to work out how she’d produced some of the examples there - so very far beyond my skill level, but inspiring nevertheless!
Anni Albers is at Tate Modern until 27 January 2019. Find our more about the exhibition here.