EDWARD KRASINSKI and MONIKA GRZYMALA
ON LINE: DRAWING THROUGH THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Sunday, November 21, 2010 - Monday, February 7, 2011
Museum of Modern Art
The Joan and Preston Robert Tish
11 West 53rd Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY
Admission: adults: $20; seniors (65 and over with ID): $16; students (full-time with current ID): $12; children (16 and under): FREE
Wed - Mon:
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
On Line explores the radical transformation of the medium of drawing throughout the twentieth century, a period when many artists departed from the institutional definition of drawing, and from the reliance on paper as the fundamental support material, and lifted the line from plane into three-dimensional space. 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. It includes about 300 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, Edward Krasinski and Monika Grzymala.
Edward Krasinski was a Polish sculptor, painter, creator of installations and one of the essential precursors of the Polish neo-avant garde of the 1960s and 70s. In 1968 Krasinski began marking spaces with blue tape, which soon became his signature. His works are in the collection of Centre Pompidou in Paris and the museums of Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw and Lodz.
Monika Grzymala was born in Poland and currently resides in Berlin. Her installations exist in the space between architectural interventions and immense line drawings. Her site-specific sculpture Untitled (Skeleton of a drawing) has been created specifically for the exhibition.
The exhibition is organized by Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, and Catherine de Zegher, former director, The Drawing Center, New York.
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