Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943) was a pioneer of abstraction. She devised a form of abstraction brought to life by her craftsmanship.
Her oeuvre encompasses textile pieces, a puppet theater, costumes, murals, furniture, architecture, graphic designs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and reliefs.
Long after she first discovered dance as an expressive register in the orbit of Dada (zurich 1916), the lively interplay of equilibrium and motion remained a key feature of her art.
The exhibition ‘Living Abstraction’ (Gelebte Abstraktion) is organised in cooperation with the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Tate in London.