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9 April 2019, Textiles Close Up: Andean Meets Anni in Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA - Selvedge Magazine

9 April 2019, Textiles Close Up: Andean Meets Anni in Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Join the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Textiles and Textiles Conservation for a special day-long program. Curators and conservators will lead a walkthrough of the exhibition Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes and a preview of work that will be featured in the upcoming exhibition marking the Bauhaus centenary.

Participants will gain special insights into the case for Andean textile primacy and explore the rich variety of textile techniques employed throughout the Andes. The technical precision and aesthetic vision of these weavers have inspired generations of artists, among them Anni Albers. Albers, a student and teacher at the Bauhaus, and a key figure in the twentieth-century art world, ties together the program. In the afternoon, members will get to peek behind-the-scenes and consider the challenges and opportunities involved in presenting a diverse group of modern textiles, which highlights the wide-reaching impact of the Bauhaus weaving workshop.

The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 60603, USA



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