10rj Exotica Series, Ritzi and Peter Jacobi, cotton, goat hair and sisal, 114" x 60" x 6", 1975, $64,000
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Minneapolis Art Institute, Minnesota (Intimate and Intense: Small Structures in Fiber); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Museum of Arts and Design,* New York, New York; National Museums of Modern Art*, Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan; Lausanne, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland (International Biennials of Tapestry, 11 invitations); National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (Transformations: The Language of Craft); Detroit Institute of Arts,* Detroit, Michigan; Kunst Museum of Modern Art*, Aalborg, Denmark; Museum Bellerive*, Zurich, Switzerland; Museum of Contemporary Art*, Chicago, Illinois; Musée de Maubeuge, France; Museum Jean Lurcat d’Angers (Contemporary Textile Art); Kunstforening, Bergen, Norway (Crossing Borders); National Gallery of Modern Art,* Rome, Italy; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris,* France; Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland Institute of Art (The Impulse to Abstract: Recent Work by Ritzi Jacobi – traveling exhibition); Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Museen der Stadt Aachen, Germany (solo exhibition)
(* refers to work also signed by P. Jacobi).
3rj Detail: Stellar Area
4rj Detail Self-Organizing Display
In general my approach to fiber working has always been defined by subordination of material in favor of expression and gesture, revealing the qualities of darkness and lightness, transparency, density, tension and tactility. To a high degree, complexity of surface and structure is a result of method of operation by summarizing cable elements in various techniques the single particles generate a vivid, pulsating pattern.