Following the successful exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel, Tate Modern is dedicating a comprehensive retrospective to artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943). The exhibition is a long overdue acknowledgement of Taeuber-Arp’s contribution to modern art and design and is the first-ever survey of the artist’s work in the UK.
A long overdue recognition of Taeuber-Arp’s pivotal contribution to modern art and design
Sophie Taeuber-Arp was one of the foremost abstract artists and designers of the 1920s and 30s. Her multidisciplinary work has enduring influence, inspiring innovative artists and designers around the world.
Taeuber-Arp’s creative output was extraordinarily diverse and at times controversial. She made embroideries and paintings, carved sculptures and edited magazines, created puppets and mysterious Dada objects. She combined traditional crafts with the vocabulary of modernist abstraction, challenging the boundaries separating art and design.
This is the first retrospective of her work ever held in the UK. It brings together her principal works from major collections in Europe and the US, most of which have never been seen in this country before.