For the first time, the sketches and textile designs by the Russian French artist Sonia Delaunay (Odessa 1885 – 1979 Paris) acquired in 2019 will be presented in the context of her paintings, interior and fashion designs together with important international loans. The exhibition is the first in the German-speaking world to be dedicated to Delaunay as a pioneer of transdisciplinary art with a focus on her textiles. It demonstrates how she transferred her color philosophy of simultaneity, which she developed in her painting, to the media and surfaces of modern life. Furthermore, the exhibition explores the international textile companies she collaborated with, how she explored the relationship between art and industry, and the ways in which she used her artistic practice to design a visionary modern life.
Curators: Katia Baudin and Waleria Dorogova, NRW Junior Researcher and Curator, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
The exhibition is part of the series of dialogues between Haus Lange and Haus Esters. Under the title LIVING ABSTRACTION the artists Sonia Delaunay and Andrea Zittel meet.