2022 Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction

Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction  

Edited by Anne Umland and Walburga Krupp with Charlotte Healy
The Museum of Modern Art/Kunstmuseum Basel

2022 Dedalus Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award Winner


Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction (The Museum of Modern Art/Kunstmuseum Basel), the catalogue accompanying the first retrospective of Taeuber-Arp’s work in the United States in 40 years, has been awarded the 2022 Dedalus Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award, which recognizes an outstanding exhibition catalogue that makes a significant contribution to the scholarship of modern art or modernism.

This richly illustrated catalog features 15 essays that examine Taeuber-Arp’s career. Arranged into six chapters that follow the exhibition’s sections, these essays trace the progression of Taeuber-Arp’s creative production both chronologically and thematically. A comprehensive illustrated chronology, the first essay on Taeuber-Arp’s materials and techniques, and an exhibition checklist based on new research and analysis, detail the expansive nature of Taeuber-Arp’s production.

The catalogue illuminates Taeuber-Arp’s life and multifaceted oeuvre in new ways, providing great insight and bringing to light a rich artistic legacy that in the past was often obscured or neglected. Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction will undoubtedly stand as an important document and will long be referred to and cherished by scholars, art lovers and artists alike.