Hauser & Wirth’s has announced the launch of its first exhibition devoted to Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889 – 1943), one of the most important artists of the 20th-century avant-garde. Challenging conventional boundaries, Sophie Taeuber-Arp asserted art’s relevance to daily life, working across disciplines, from works on paper, painting, textiles, and sculpture, to design and architecture, as well as dance and performance.
This June, the 30 works, dating from 1916 to 1942, are presented alongside photography and material from the Arp Foundation (Stiftung Arp e.V.) archives. Her radical multidisciplinary approach was a constant thread throughout the distinct periods of her life and work, from her marionettes and iconic ‘Tête Dada’ (1920), to her architectural interiors and reliefs.