Afternoon Tea & Talk: A Conversation with Nicholas Fox Weber and Anastasia James
Stream now! In conjunction with the second-floor exhibition, Josef Albers: The Interaction of Color, Nicholas Fox Weber, Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and author of the newly published Anni and Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal, joins the Bechtler’s Deputy Director of Art & Education, Anastasia James for a dynamic conversation on the life of Josef, and Anni, Albers.
Get to know Nicholas Fox Weber
Nicholas Fox Weber, Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, is also the founder and president of Le Korsa, a nonprofit organization devoted to medical care, education, and the arts in isolated villages in rural Senegal. And he is the author of fourteen books, including biographies of Balthus and Le Corbusier, and numerous exhibition catalogues.
As a graduate student at Yale, Weber came to know, and became a trusted steward of Anni and Josef Albers, both revered Bauhaus masters. Anni Albers was among the foremost textile designers of the 20th century, and Josef Albers was one of most influential artist-educators to immigrate to the United States. Albers chose Weber to become head of the Josef and Anni Albers foundation and for more than four decades, Weber has worked tirelessly to put forth the legacy of the art and ideas of both artists, through exhibitions and writings.
Weber’s most recent book, Anni and Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal, published by Phaidon and released in the United States in January 2021, is the first monograph to celebrate the creative genius and beguiling relationship of two masters in one elegant volume – from their formative years at the Bauhaus in German to their remarkable influence at Black Mountain College in the United States through to their intensely productive period in Connecticut.