SUPERCHARGE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH OUR PRESUMMIT EVENTS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10.
THE ONGOING EVOLUTION OF COLOR THINKING
Fritz Horstman will deliver a 30-minute presentation situating Josef Albers’s use of color in the ongoing evolution of color thinking from Newton and Goethe up until today. A 90-minute hands-on workshop exploring the fundamental aspects of Albers’s 1963 book Interaction of Color will present participants with the same prompts that Albers gave students at Black Mountain College in the 1930s and 40s, and at Yale in the 1950s. (Albers also taught for ten years at the Bauhaus, but didn’t teach a course devoted to color there.) We will cover color relativity and reversed grounds, and more.
Fritz Horstman is Education Director at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, where he has worked since 2004. He has lectured and given workshops at l’École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Bauhaus Dessau, The Royal Academy of Art in London, Yale University and many other institutions. He has curated exhibitions in Italy, Ireland, Croatia, Norway, and the United States, including the upcoming Anni Albers: Work with Materials at Syracuse University Art Museum, opening August 2022. Also an artist, he has shown his sculptures, installations, and drawings in recent exhibitions across Europe and the US. He received his BA from Kenyon College and his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, situated in rural Connecticut, is devoted to preserving and promoting the enduring achievements of both Josef and Anni Albers through research, exhibition, and outreach.