Drawing Time, Reading Time
Text by Claire Gilman, Melissa Gronlund, Kate Macfarlane.
This publication accompanies parallel exhibitions at The Drawing Center, New York, and Drawing Room, London, that explore the relationship between linguistic communication and drawing in recent art. Throughout the twentieth century, and in particular since the 1960s, artists have mined language for the subject and matter of their art, incorporating the mode, format and meaning of text into their work. Together the two exhibitions present an international selection of artists spanning the 1960s to today, including, at The Drawing Center, Carl Andre, Pavel Büchler, Guy de Cointet, Mirtha Dermisache, Sean Landers, Allen Ruppersberg, Nina Papaconstantinou, Deb Sokolow and Molly Springfield; and at Drawing Room, Pavel Büchler, Johanna Calle, Annabel Daou, Matias Faldbakken, Karl Holmqvist, Bernardo Ortiz and Shahzia Sikander.