Anni et Josef Albers : Iconic Couple of Modernism

Group show
Fondation Boghossian, Brussels (BE)

Bernard Villers

The Villa Empain is proud to host the first exhibition in Belgium of the work of Josef and Anni Albers, two pioneers of modernism who created pivotal artworks that marked the history of 20th century art. Featuring some 100 artworks including paintings, assemblages, photographs, graphic  works, textiles, films, and furniture – most of which were donated by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation to the Musée d’Art moderne de Paris in 2022 – the exhibition retraces the Alberses respective artistic career and sheds light on their close and intimate relationship that allowed them to mutually enrich and empower one another throughout their lives.

The Albers not only succeeded in producing a body of work that is now considered the cornerstone of Modernism, but they also instilled their artistic and educational values to a whole new generation of artists. This is why, at the end of the exhibition, visitors are invited to look at the work of other artists whose inspiration stems directly or indirectly from the Alberses, as a tribute to two prominent 20th century pioneers who have achieved an iconic status.

The invited artists are: Olivier Gourvil, Linda Karshan, Mehdi Moutashar, Vico Persson, Leila Pile, Damien Poulain, Chloé Vanderstraeten, Bernard Villers and Charlotte Von Poehl.


Curated by:

Edouard Detaille, European Advisor to the Executive Director of the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation
Julia Garimorth, Chief Curator – Musée d’Art moderne de Paris
Assisted by Emma Nordberg


Opening Thursday 09.04.24
From Tuesdays to Sundays, 11am > 6pm
Until Sunday 08.09.24

Fondation Boghossian – Villa Empain
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67
1050 Brussels (BE)


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