Intimate Collaborations

Kandinsky and Münter, Arp and Taeuber

May 8, 2014, 6:30 pm

Bibiana Obler, Assistant Professor of Art History at the George Washington University, discusses her new book that examines the work and lives of Expressionist artists Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter and Dadaists Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber, illuminating the roles of gender and the applied arts in abstraction’s early days. Obler’s innovative look at the personal relationships of these two influential artist couples shows how everyday life—mundane concerns along with spiritual and intellectual endeavors—informed the development of abstraction. Books will be available for purchase at the event.