Back to the Future: Anni Albers' 120th Anniversary
The School of the City and the Department of Textile Design at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art celebrate the 120th anniversary of Anni Albers, the first lady of the Bauhaus. Her birthday is an opportunity to celebrate weaving, and empower the local textile community in a series of special events:
16:30-18:30 - Open Studio at Max & Tony: kids and adults are welcome to experiment with weaving. Registration is closed.
18:30-19:00 - an introduction to designer Haim Hachimian, and a presentation of the weaving class he will teach at the Liebling Haus in March; the launch of carpenter Dror Kasher’s handmade wooden looms, soon offered for sale at the Liebling Haus shop.
19:00-20:00 - An evening of contemporary textile design
- Head of the Department of Textile Design at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art Hadass Himmelschein and designer Gali Cnaani will share their first impressions of the Première Vision show, held earlier this month in Paris.
- Shira Shuval talks about Anni Albers today.
- Maayan Zlotkin, Guy Megides, and Tal Ungar, recent graduates of the Department of Textile Design, present their works and ideas. Host: architect Eran Eizenhamer, director of the School of the City at the Liebling Haus.
Weaver, artist, and groundbreaking textile designer Anni Albers was born on June 12, 1899, 120 years ago. She began her studies at the Bauhaus School as a student in the textile workshop, which she later headed - one of the very few women holding such a position at that time. “Creating is the most extensive excitement one can come to know,” said Albers, who incorporated the modern concepts of Bauhaus into her research and development of traditional and industrial weaving techniques, driving the evolution of textile design and its inclusion in other artistic disciplines. Her works are exhibited in museums around the world to this day, and the books she has written remain a cornerstone of textile design.