Though Walter Gropius’s promise not to discriminate between “the beautiful and the strong sex” at the newly opened Staatliches Bauhaus was broken the moment he uttered those poorly chosen words, Gunta Stölzl, Anni Albers and the women of Bauhaus went on to accomplish radical things during and after the school’s brief moment in history. The BBC explores the struggles and triumphs of some of these artists in this articles by Dominic Lutyens.
Join us in celebrating 100 years of women’s contributions to Bauhaus design. Events include an exhibition of work by artists Cate Talmadge and Andrew Roberts Gray, opening on August 8th at Carbondale Arts’ R2 Gallery. This show will explore the relationship between textiles and graphic design.
In the meantime, navigate over to the Tate Modern for information on their current exhibition on Anni Albers’ work and legacy.
Written by MAX STOCKMAN