Watch a video about the different ways this shape-shifting artist’s work reached into everyday life.
Dec 20, 2021
Beaded bags, embroidered cushion covers, puppets, stained-glass windows, paintings on canvas—Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s short but vibrant career spanned such a broad range of creative disciplines that it remains difficult to define her as an artist. In this video, senior curator Anne Umland, organizer of the exhibition Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction, guides us through Taeuber-Arp’s multifaceted work, revealing a shapeshifting artist whose language of abstraction defied categorization.
Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction, organized by Anne Umland, the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art; Walburga Krupp, independent curator; Eva Reifert, Curator, Nineteenth-Century and Modern Art, Kunstmuseum Basel; and Natalia Sidlina, Curator, International Art, Tate Modern; with Laura Braverman, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, is on view at MoMA through March 12, 2022.
Sophie Taeuber-Arp: An Introduction
Read an excerpt from the exhibition catalogue, about how this major artist's vibrant and varied work opens up the history of modern art.
Anne Umland, Walburga Krupp
Dec 2, 2021
How to See
Curator Anne Umland and Joan Miró’s grandson discuss the artist’s work and world.
Apr 29, 2019