Guggenheim Exhibition: Josef Albers in Mexico
This newly opened show at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC, displays the seldom celebrated photographs and collages of Josef Albers, inspired by his travels in Mexico during the 1940s-1960s.
“In art, tradition is to create, not to revive” Albers states, explaining his connection to primitive art, while staying true to his modernist perspective in exploring color theory, form, and composition. These words also capture the ethos of Black Mountain College during the Albers’ tenure there as teachers of art. The idea of breaking the boundaries defining what art was and could be, was the unspoken imperative at BMC, and we see that influence played out again and again in the modern art world. In addition, Project Connect keynote speaker and workshop leader, Mary Emma Harris, has written an essay for the Josef Albers in Mexico catalogue.
Josef Albers in Mexico will remain at the Guggenheim until February 18th, 2018.