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Museum of Contemporary Art Siegen, Germany

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The More I Draw - Je mehr ich zeichne
Curated by: Eva Schmidt


September 5th, 2010 - February 13th, 2011
 
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is a spontaneous, sweeping artistic medium through which myriad realities become unfurled. Drawing is also a medium that directly connects with our everyday experience: Every child draws, every adult scribbles regularly, draws up plans, sketches routes, attempts a portrait or simple chart.

On over 1,400 m² space our overview exhibition The More I Draw in the Museum of Contemporary Art Siegen highlights the tendencies in contemporary art drawing since the 1960s, focusing on the serial, narrative, descriptive, and mythologizing forms.

The exhibition showcases 41 international artists and aims at revealing the definitive role drawing plays in modern art, a role that was conceived by Conceptual Art, which discovered drawing as an original art medium and to a large extent helped to revaluate it through its conceptual traits.

Well-known artists‘ approaches are shown in an historical retrospective, such as by Joseph Beuys, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré or Cy Twombly, but also other important illustrators of the following generation, for example Anna Oppermann or Tomas Schmit, among others. A focal point of the exhibition is the actual practice of drawing, visualized by extensive groupings of works and drawing installations by contemporary artists such as Jorinde Voigt, Dan Perjovschi, or Alexander Roob, artists who have expanded drawing as an art form experimentally and through performance.

 


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