The Easel

9th February 2021

Fabric Cybernetics

Textilemaking was deemed unimportant in Cold War Russia and thus less closely scrutinized. The designer Anna Andreeva used this to return to Constructivism, an art movement banned by Stalin in the 1920’s. Her striking designs, a marriage of “Constructivism, op art, and mathematical algorithms” went into both mass-market textiles and commissions for the elite. With her private archive now opened, expect some post-Covid shows. Images are here.