Glass House Presents – Fritz Horstman on Anni Albers

Known for her pioneering graphic wall hangings, weavings, and designs, Anni Albers (1899-1994) is considered the most important textile artist of the 20th century. Presented via Zoom, this talk by Albers Foundation education director Fritz Horstman explores the groundbreaking work Albers produced with an emphasis on her time in Connecticut from the 1950s through the end of her life.

This talk is presented on the occasion of Pliable Plane: Anni Albers.

Fritz Horstman has worked with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation since 2004. Prior to organizing In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut at the New Britain Museum of American Art in 2020, he organized exhibitions of the Albers’ work in Italy, Ireland and Croatia. In his role as education director he has lectured and taught workshops at MoMA, the Guggenheim, the Dessau Bauhaus, the Royal Academy of Art, Harvard, Yale, Princeton and more. Horstman’s writing has been published by Harvard University, The Royal Academy of Art, The Bauhaus Archiv, and others. Also an artist, his sculptures, drawings and videos have been shown in many international venues.