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Basel, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Basel, 03/19/21Ė06/20/21

London, UK
Tate Modern, 07/13/21Ė10/17/21

New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 11/21/21Ė03/12/22

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction

Edited by Anne Umland, Walburga Krupp, Charlotte Healy. Text by Laura Braverman, Leah Dickerman, Briony Fer, Mark Franko, Maria Gough, Jodi Hauptman, Medea Hoch, Juliet Kinchin, Eva Reifert, Natalia Sidlina, Tíai Smith, Adrian Sudhalter, Jana Teuscher, Michael White, Annie Wilker.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction.'

A definitive survey on the Dada participant and pioneer of abstraction between art and craft, spanning her textiles, marionettes, stained glass, paintings and more

Accompanying the first retrospective of Taeuber-Arpís work in the United States in 40 years, Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction is a comprehensive survey of this multifaceted abstract artistís innovative and wide-ranging body of work. Her background in the applied arts and dance, her involvement in the Zurich Dada movement and her projects for architectural spaces were essential to her development of a uniquely versatile and vibrant abstract vocabulary. Through her artistic output and various professional alliances, Taeuber-Arp consistently challenged the historically constructed boundaries separating fine art from craft and design.

This richly illustrated catalog explores the artistís interdisciplinary and cross-pollinating approach to abstraction through some 400 works, including textiles, beadwork, polychrome marionettes, architectural and interior designs, stained glass windows, works on paper, paintings and relief sculptures. It also features 15 essays that examine the full sweep of Taeuber-Arpís career. Arranged into six chapters that follow the exhibitionís sections, these essays trace the progression of Taeuber-Arpís creative production both chronologically and thematically. A comprehensive illustrated chronology, the first essay on Taeuber-Arpís materials and techniques, and an exhibition checklist based on new research and analysis detail the expansive nature of Taeuber-Arpís production.

Sophie Taeuber-Arp was born in 1889 in Davos, Switzerland, and trained at the interdisciplinary Debschitz School in Munich. In 1914, she began a successful applied arts practice in Zurich, where she also taught textile design and participated in the Dada movement. Starting in the late 1920s, Taeuber-Arp completed several architectural and interior design projects, most significantly the Aubette entertainment complex in Strasbourg. When she moved to Paris in 1929, she turned her attention to abstract paintings and painted wood reliefs. During the Nazi occupation, Taeuber-Arp spent her final years in the South of France, and died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in 1943.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

TLmag

Mechteld Jungerius

Presents an overview of Taeuber-Arpís output and her various sources of inspiration and vividly renders the apparently playful ease with which the artist dismantled longstanding barriers between art and life...

Financial Times

Jackie Wullschlšger

Her art, as the subtitle ďLiving AbstractionĒ implies, began as performance ó yet is refreshingly ego-free.

Smithsonian

Amy Crawford

A hub of the avant-garde scene in the 1920s and í30s, deeply involved in the Dada movement and later geometric abstraction.

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