Magdalena Abakanowicz

This week, I went to an exhibition at Tate Modern of work by Polish textile artist Magdalena Abakanowicz. Actually, the artist herself, who lived from 1930- 2017, did not like to be categorised as a ‘textile artist’. She trained as a tapestry weaver and the exhibition included some of her early work which is highlyContinue reading “Magdalena Abakanowicz”

Anni Albers, weaver

I recently saw an exhibition at Tate Modern, in London (organised by Tate Modern and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf), of the work of Anni Albers (1899-1994). Anni was an innovative and influential weaver who was born in Germany and trained at the Bauhaus Art School. Many of Anni’s woven pieces ‘read’ like paintings. See, for example theContinue reading “Anni Albers, weaver”

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