UK - London - Drawing Room - Graphology with o.a. Mekhitar Garabedian and Wim Janssen18/05/2012
10 May – 30 June 2012
Graphology explores a genealogy of automated drawing from a contemporary perspective. The scope of the exhibition reaches back to the beginning of the 20th century and includes artists working today to question the status and impact of a trace, produced through the interaction of man and machine. Under investigation are the techniques that translate direct experience into different forms of systematised representation, between the trace and the sign, between writing and drawing. Graphology investigates the ways in which drawing intersects with typography, photography, film and computer-graphics.
Graphology is conceived by Edwin Carels (curator, M HKA, Antwerp and researcher in the arts KASK/Hogent). Chapters 1-4 formed a series of exhibitions at M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium, during 2011. This exhibition, chapter 5, evolved in collaboration with the Drawing Room as will chapter 6, Graphology: drawing from automatism and automation, a book that will be published in June 2012. It will include images from all chapters of Graphology and essays by Edwin Carels, Ed Krcma and Thomas Zummer.
Artists: William Anastasi, Carl Andre, Fiona Banner, Anna Barham, Pierre Bismuth, Juliana Borinski, Marcel Broodthaers, Steffan Brüggemann, Tony Conrad, Sigmund Freud, Mekhitar Garabedian, Dean Hughes, Wim Janssen, Peter Kubelka, Anthony McCall, László Moholy-Nagy, Brian O'Doherty, Man Ray, Paul Sharits, Thomas Zummer.
More information: www.drawingroom.org.uk
Image: fig. a, a comme alphabet (carpet, 2012), handwoven carpet, 2m x 3m, courtesy of the artist.