GUNTA STÖLZL UND JOHANNES ITTEN. TEXTILE UNIVERSES
Few people are aware that the Swiss Bauhaus master Johannes Itten (1888–1967) was not only one of the prominent protagonists of modernist painting and colour theory but also worked extensively with textile designs. In this artistic pairing, he is featured alongside Bauhaus master Gunta Stölzl (1897–1983), who is known to art history as a “classic textile artist”. Both of them explored in innovative ways new ornamental and textile forms as well as avant-garde materials and structures and the use of experimental photography in textile art. With Stölzl and Itten as our point of departure, a surprisingly large network of Swiss textile art encompassing over 100 designers awaits discovery.
As part of this exhibition, the cabinet exhibition SOPHIE TAEUBER. TEXTILE REFORMER will be shown in the project room enter.