Josef Albers in Mexico

Josef Albers in Mexico

Curated by Lauren Hinkson
May 19 – September 3, 2018


Mexico is truly the promised land of abstract art.
Josef Albers


Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Mitla, 1935-39 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation by SIAE 2018
The museum presents Josef Albers in Mexico, an exhibition illuminating the relationship between the forms and design of pre-Columbian monuments and the art of Josef Albers (1888 - 1976). The presentation features a selection of rarely shown early paintings, iconic canvases from Albers’s Homage to the Square and Variant/Adobe series, and works on paper. The exhibition also includes a rich selection of photographs and photocollages, many of which have never before been on view and were created by Albers in response to frequent visits to Mexican archaeological sites beginning in the 1930s. With letters, studies, and unseen personal photographs alongside works drawn from the collections of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Josef Albers in Mexico presents an opportunity to learn about the least known aspect of his practice, photography, offering new perspective on his most celebrated abstract works. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection will be the second venue of the exhibition, after the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (November 3, 2017–April 4, 2018).




Josef Albers, Variant/Adobe, Orange Front, 194858
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Gift, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation,
In honor of Philip Rylands for his continued commitment to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 97.4555 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, by SIAE 2018
Josef Albers, Grand Pyramid, Tenayuca, 1937
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift,
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation 96.4502.32
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, by SIAE 2018
Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square: Closing, 1964
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift of the artist 69.1917
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, by SIAE 2018
Josef Albers, Detail of stonework, Mitla, ca. 1937
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, Connecticut
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, by SIAE 2018
Josef Albers, To Mitla, 1940
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, Connecticut
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, by SIAE 2018


Josef Albers in Mexico is organized by Lauren Hinkson, Associate Curator, Collections, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Daily 3:30pm free presentations of the exhibition; museum ticket purchase required.



IL CATALOGO



A fully illustrated catalogue, with scholarly essays by Hinkson and Joaquin Barríendos, an independent scholar and curator of Latin American art, accompanies Josef Albers in Mexico. The volume also includes writing by Josef Albers and an illustrated map documenting the Alberses’ journeys. The catalogue for this exhibition is supported in part by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.

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SPONSOR

Major support for Josef Albers in Mexico is provided by LLWW Foundation. Funding is also provided by the Robert Lehman Foundation, the Mex-Am Cultural Foundation, Inc., and The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York with the Consulate General of Mexico and AMEXCID. The Leadership Committee for this exhibition is gratefully acknowledged for its generosity, with special thanks to Alice and Thomas Tisch; David Zwirner, New York/London; Lisa and John Miller; and Louisa Stude Sarofim.

The exhibitions of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection are supported by the Institutional Patrons – EFG and Lavazza, by the Guggenheim Intrapresæ and by the Advisory Board of the museum. The educational programs related to the exhibition are funded by the Fondazione Araldi Guinetti, Vaduz.


With the support of

Institutional Patrons
EFG
Lavazza

  Guggenheim Intrapresae
Aermec + Allegrini + Apice + Arclinea + Arper + Distilleria Nardini + Florim + Foodies Bros + Gruppo Campari + Hangar Design Group + Istituto Europeo di Design + Mapei + MST-Gruppo Maccaferri + Orsoni + René Caovilla + Rubelli + Safilo Group + Swatch
Public programs are made possible by
Fondazione Araldi Guinetti, Vaduz
 


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