Louisiana on Paper: Josef Albers
1 July – 28 August 2011
"I want to imbue others with my delight in the endless possibilities for new colour experiences."
The presentation of Josef Albers is something of a sensation, since it is showing a large number of works that have never been shown before. This exhibition is – also for Louisiana’s visitors – a chance to experience a new side of an old acquaintance. Albers was a designer in the Bauhaus context and is known for his abstract paintings – his ‘squares’. But what he himself called his “obsession with colour” led him from 1940 on to a number of experiments with color on paper, where he investigated color and abstract form in both sketches and more finished works in the smaller format.
Louisiana – on paper is a series of small exhibitions at Louisiana, scheduled to be shown in the course of 2011. The exhibitions are curated by director of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Poul Erik Tøjner, and focus on graphic works and drawings. The first artist in the series was American Al Taylor (1948-1999), now followed by German Josef Albers (1888-1976). Both artists are represented in Louisiana’s collection. Later in the year the series continues with the presentation of Vija Celmins.
Josef Albers – Transforming Color and Line
Sunday 28. August 2011 at 3 PM
Meet Nicholas Fox Weber, Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and a personal friend of Josef Albers. Weber will speak about Josef Albers's lifelong goal of opening eyes and the particular way that the artist’s work on paper, reveal the alchemy through which he transformed color and line.
Free admission for museum visitors.