mardi 16 novembre 2010

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century


MoMA
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century
November 21, 2010–February 7, 2011

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century
By Cornelia Butler and Catherine de Zegher

"On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century explores the radical transformation of drawing that began during the last century as numerous artists critically reexamined the traditional concepts of the medium. In a revolutionary departure from the institutional definition of drawing and from reliance on paper as the fundamental support material, artists pushed the line into real space, expanding the medium’s relationship to gesture and form and connecting it with painting, sculpture, photography, film, and dance. On Line presents a discursive history of markmaking through nearly 250 works by over 100 artists, including Aleksandr Rodchenko, Alexander Calder, Karel Malich, Eva Hesse, Anna Maria Maiolino, Richard Tuttle, Mona Hatoum, and Monika Grzymala, among many others. Essays by the curators illuminate individual practices and examine broader themes, such as the exploration of the line by the avant-garde and the relationship between drawing and dance."

Anna Maria Maiolino. Desde A até M (From A to M), from the series Mapas Mentais (Mental Maps). 1972–99. Thread, synthetic polymer paint, ink, transfer type, and pencil on paper, 19 5/8 x 19 1/2" (49.8 x 49.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, purchase

Crossing the Line: Drawing and Its Extension
Friday, January 21, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
Half-day symposium
Held in conjunction with the exhibition On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, explores the extended field of drawing by analyzing the development of line throughout the century in two panel discussions.
1. "From On Line to Online”
moderated by Catherine de Zegher, co-curator of the exhibition, features artists Anna Maria Maiolino, Julie Mehretu, Jean Fisher, Professor of Fine Art and Transcultural Studies, Middlesex University and writer on contemporary art, and Luis Camnitzer, Professor Emeritus at University of the State of New York.
2. "The Performative Line”
moderated by Connie Butler, MoMA's Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and co-curator of the exhibition, includes Benjamin Buchloh, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art, Harvard University; Ralph Lemon, artist and choreographer; Nick Kaye, Dean, College of Humanities & Chair in Performance Studies, College of Humanities, University of Exeter, England; and Janet Kraynak, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art, New School University.

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century
Sunday, November 21, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Lectures & Gallery Talks
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century aims to radically challenge the accepted definition of a drawing as simply a work on paper. This lecture will trace the key themes of the exhibition – from the emergence of the line from the picture plane early in the century to the political and digital implications of the line in present time – through the work of selected artists, making an argument for a reconsideration of the idea of drawing, and its fundamental position at the heart of twentieth century art. Esther Adler (MA, University of Maryland) is a curatorial assistant in the Department of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art.

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