26 Dec 2010

Drawing exhibition 'On Line' at MOMA, NY

Julie Mehretu. Rising Down. 2008. Ink and acrylic on canvas, 96 x 144" (243.8 x 365.8 cm). Collection Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, New York. Photo by Tim Thayer. © 2010 Julie Mehretu
This is an interesting exhibition exploring the development of drawing in the Twentieth Century. Though this exhibition shows a diverse approach it also seems quite conceptual in nature..

Press Release: On Line explores the radical transformation of the medium of drawing throughout the twentieth century, a period when numerous artists subjected the traditional concepts of drawing to a critical examination and expanded the medium's definition in relation to gesture and form. In a revolutionary departure from the institutional definition of drawing, and from the reliance on paper as the fundamental support material, artists instead pushed line across the plane into real space, thus questioning the relation between the object of art and the world. 

On Line includes approximately three hundred works that connect drawing with selections of painting, sculpture, photography, film, and dance (represented by film and documentation). In this way, the exhibition makes the case for a discursive history of mark making, while mapping an alternative project of drawing in the twentieth century. The exhibition includes works by a wide range of artists, both familiar and relatively unknown, from different eras of the past century and from many nations, including Aleksandr Rodchenko, Alexander Calder, Karel Malich, Eva Hesse, Anna Maria Maiolino, Richard Tuttle, Mona Hatoum, and Monika Grzymala.

This is a great gallery for an archive of a variety of 20th Century (and earlier) drawings, etchings and other works on paper. Spaightwood Galleries, USA.


Anonymous said...

Bonjour David, voici un événement d'une grande importance,une initiative pertinente et tu le relates si bien que cela donne envie d'en savoir beaucoup plus, merci pour ce que tu accomplis et je te souhaite de passer une superbe fête de fin d'année: amitiés:thibault

David said...

Bonjour Thiebaut, merci pour votre réponse. Cela ressemble à un bon spectacle, comment est l'élaboration de la pensée en France? toute exposition à Paris. Happy New Year, l'espoir 2011 est une bonne pour vous. en ce qui concerne Dave

Frangipan said...

This sounds like a very interesting exhibition, wish I could be in NY to see it. I saw a retrospective of Maiolino in BCN and her drawings with thread on paper were exciting. I wrote something about the exhib here http://wandering-the-dream-space.blogspot.com/2011/01/anna-maria-maiolino.html if you are interested. You have a great blog!