• Two new Drawing Papers…

    …are now available at The Drawing Center: Matt Mullican, A Drawing Translates the Way of Thinking, and M/M: Just Like an Ant Walking on the Edge of the Visible.  (Click on the images below for links to TDC’s publication pages.)

    The Mullican DP contains a great new interview between Mullican and the show’s curator, Joao Ribas, as well as transcriptions of pages from two of Mullican’s early notebooks.  Anyone interested in Mullican’s work will definitely find this DP illuminating, particularly for the epistemological questions that are central to the artist’s practice, and not just in drawing.

    The M/M DP is the first of our more experimental layouts.  It’s less a catalogue than a creative accompaniment to the conceptual issues that inform M/M’s work in general.  Short texts by Joao Ribas serve as meditations, or prompts for further thinking, on philosophical, literary and psychoanalytic concerns with language itself.

  • The NEW Drawing Papers…

    Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Demonstration Drawings and Kathleen Henderson’s What if I could draw a bird that could change the world? opened last week at The Drawing Center, and along with them, the first two of TDC’s fully redesigned ‘Drawing Papers’ catalogues are now available.

    The Demonstration Drawings catalogue contains two excellent essays: one by Joao Ribas, TDC curator, and one by David Rieff, New York Times Magazine contributing writer and author most recently of Swinning in a Sea of Death, a memoir of his mother’s illness.

    No. 80, Kathleen Henderson’s What if I could draw a bird that could change the world, contains an extensive interview between Nina Katchadourian, curator of TDC’s Viewing Program, and the artist.