Comments on: Interaction, Reaction: Josef Albers in Black and White Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 By: Tania Sun, 08 Jun 2014 10:44:35 +0000 Many thanks for this article though its a pity it wasn’t published a bit earlier as I may have been able to visit the show (not aware of the exhibition until reading this article!). The subject of ‘black’ is worth further discussion for sure. Some time ago I read about a lesson Eva Hesse gave in which she asked students to paint a ‘colourful painting using only black’ – I’ve always been intrigued by this idea, perhaps it originated from Albers (though I’m none too certain on the connections amongst these artists). On Foundation course one of the most interesting aspects of the painting module was learning to mix black. I suspect this has pretty much gone in art school now but it remains an intriguing area and surely affects how we both ‘see’ and consider colour in painting.

Agreed, an Anni Albers show would be great!