Josef Albers: Eqal and Unequal, 1939, olaj, farost
©2024 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ ARS, NY/ HUNGART, Budapest

Equal and Unequal

Lecture on Josef and Anni Albers by Nicholas Fox Weber, cultural historian, Bauhaus scholar and Executive Director of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

1135 Budapest, Szabolcs utca 33-35, Building C (OMRRK campus)
#Bauhaus #emigration #Albers Foundation 2024.03.20. 17:30 - 19:30

Josef Albers, one of the most prominent representatives of geometric abstraction and one of the leading colour theorists, began his career as a teacher at the Bauhaus. After the school closed in 1933, he and his wife Anni Albers, a textile artist, immigrated to the United States. In the USA, Josef Albers worked as an educator of the Black Mountain College, laying the foundation for the vision of such artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly and Ray Johnson.

Nicholas Fox Weber was a close friend of the Alberses, who has been entrusted with their estate. While the title of his lecture, Equal and Unequal, refers to a painting with the same title from 1939, it can also be taken to allude not only to aesthetic issues, but also to the artists’ special relationship to one another.

In his lecture, Weber pays particular attention to the Alberses’ Hungarian connections (including their ties to – and occasional debates or disputes with – Marcel Breuer, László Moholy-Nagy, Otti Berger and Victor Vasarely, among others).


The guests will be welcomed by Dávid Fehér (Director of KEMKI); the lecture will be introduced by Balázs Zoltán Tóth, museologist and photo-historian (KEMKI, ADK).

The lecture will be given in the English language. Admission is free of charge.


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