mercoledì 16 luglio 2014


Residenzplatz 10
5020 Salzburg

Opening Wednesday
July 16th, 7pm


Sarnath Banerjee, Jill Baroff, Adriana Czernin, Nadine Fecht, Inga Hehn, Ulrike Lienbacher, Pia Linz, Andrea Lüth, Birgit Petri, Prinz Gholam, Paolo Ristonchi, Mohammad Ali Talpur

[Kuratorinnen: Hildegard Fraueneder, Beate Terfloth]

with films from Maria Lassnig, William Kentdridge, Susi Jirkuff und Matthias Beckmann

Drawing is unmistakably assuming a new role in contemporary artistic practice. It seems as though drawing has not only emancipated itself from paper, but is carving out a path for itself through all the artistic disciplines as an independent and idiosyncratic activity. If for a long time a drawing was regarded as merely a vehicle for an artistic idea or a spontaneous sketch, and the act of drawing as a directly expressive gesture, the currently dominant attitude is mostly reflexive, encompassing both the conscious creation of a lasting impression and a (re)constructive procedure. The view that drawing, thinking and writing are related may have led to the increasing use of drawing in recent treatises by distinguished philosophers and theoreticians on the one hand, and on the other, to the manifestation of this relationship in artistic picture-narratives and the interweaving and contextualising of drawing and script.
The theme of the exhibition is not so much the format of drawing, but rather its deliberate provisionality – also in the way it keeps open the possibility of development. Inherent in drawing are elements both of seeking and of occurrence, a permanent demand for mobility, which – despite the simplicity and immediacy of drawing – open up unexpected narrative spaces.

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