The Drawing Center 2018 Benefit Auction

The Drawing Center's

Date: Monday, October 1, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:00PM
Location: The Drawing Center | 35 Wooster Street, NY 


GRAFÈIN, Scrivere il segno - Writing the Sign

Museo Palazzo Ducale di Mantova, LaGalleria Arte Contemporanea

In the space of the Galleria Arte Contemporanea exhibition curators Peter Assmann and Renata Casarin for Palazzo Ducale, Fabiola Naldi for Galleria Corraini invite seven artists to come to terms, each one by means of their own sensitivity, with a specific theme that is also the title of the exhibition: Grafèin – Writing the Sign.

The exhibition explores the graphic process in terms of its ideation and unfolding, thus including the meaning of its language, of drawing conceived as writing and as sign. The artists invited to participate include Sergia Avveduti, Luca Barcellona, Giulio Camagni, Giovanni De Lazzari, Giuseppe De Mattia, Fausto Gilberti and Brigitte Mahlknecht, chosen by the curators with the aim of encouraging an open and purposeful dialogue as concerns the expressive and semantic potential of the sign. To make such a comparison even more cogent, on each occasion the artists will be hosted by the museum residence, gleaning ideas from the patrimony of the Gonzaga palace, and then sharing them with the public and promoting a dynamics of reciprocal interest and intellectual exchange. The artifex will work in the Galleria, during opening hours, inhabiting an everyday drawing space. An interweaving of skills and experiences will trigger multiple reflections on the languages of contemporary art within the artist’s likely creative milieu.

In turn, the works of the young masters will connect with the approximately thirty works by illustrious twentieth-century names and with significant forays from the age of the Renaissance to that of Romanticism. The graphic output by Kubin, Kokoschkha, Pisarro, Millet, among others, will be associated with the more recent work of Nitsch, Rainer, Fioroni, Munari, and Cerone, from both the Galerie Tanglberg of Vorchdorf (Austria), and Galleria Corraini of Mantua.

Drawing space: save the date

Fausto Gilberti - 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th September
Brigitte Mahlknecht - since 15 until 23 September
Giuseppe De Mattia - since 27 until 30 September
Giulio Camagni - since 2 until 7 October
Sergia Avveduti - since 11 until 14 October
Giovanni De Lazzari - since 16 until 21 October

Una mostra in condivisione con Corraini arte contemporanea, Mantova e Galerie Tanglberg, Vorchdorf, Austria
LaGalleria spazio arte contemporanea di Palazzo Ducale

Negli spazi della Galleria Arte Contemporanea i curatori dell’esposizione - Peter Assmann e Renata Casarin per Palazzo Ducale, Fabiola Naldi per Galleria Corraini – invitano 7 artisti a confrontarsi, ciascuno secondo la propria sensibilità, con un tema preciso divenuto anche il titolo della mostra "Grafèin– Scrivere il segno.”

L’esposizione indaga il processo grafico inteso nel suo idearsi e dipanarsi, comprendendo quindi anche l'accezione del linguaggio, del disegno ideato come scrittura e come segno. Gli artisti invitati sono Sergia Avveduti, Luca Barcellona, Giulio Camagni, Giovanni De Lazzari, Giuseppe De Mattia, Fausto Gilberti e Brigitte Mahlknecht, selezionati dai curatori per dar luogo a un dialogo aperto e propositivo in merito alla potenzialità espressiva e semantica del segno. Per rendere ancora più serrato il confronto, gli artisti saranno di volta in volta ospiti in residenza presso il Museo per dar loro modo di trarre suggestioni dal patrimonio della reggia gonzaghesca da condividere con il pubblico, al fine di promuovere una dinamica di reciproco interesse e scambio intellettuale. L’artifex opererà ne La Galleria, durante gli orari d’apertura, abitando un drawing spacequotidiano che vede l’intrecciarsi di competenze e esperienze per far scaturire molteplici riflessioni sui linguaggi della contemporaneità all’interno di una verosimile fucina creativa dell'artista. 
A loro volta le opere dei giovani maestri entreranno in relazione con circa trenta opere di illustri nomi del Novecento e con significative incursioni dall’età del Rinascimento a quella del Romanticismo. La produzione grafica, tra gli altri, di Kubin, Kokoschkha, Pisarro, Millet, sarà associata a quella più recente di Nitsch, Rainer, Fioroni, Munari e Cerone, provenienti in parte dalla Galerie Tanglberg di Vorchdorf (Austria) e in parte dalla Galleria Corraini di Mantova.
La complessa operazione di turnover degli artisti è sostenuta dalla Fondazione “Luigi ed Eleonora Gonzaga”.

Texture, Ink and colored pencil on paper, 50 x 65 cm, 2018

The Projective Drawing, 2018, Austrian Cultural Forum New York

curated by Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York, February 6 - May 13, 2018

Artists on view: 
William Cordova, Lionel Favre, Sara Flores and the Shipibo Conibo Center, New York, Simona Koch, Brigitte Mahlknecht, Judith Saupper, Seher Shah, James Siena, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, and Leopold Strobl

The exhibition is based on The Projective Cast, a book published in 1995 by architectural historian Robin Evans that defines a new way to explain how we "see" architecture by incorporating all sensations that underpin the human experience of built structures (mental, physical, and emotional). In The Projective Drawing, curator Brett Littman applies Evans's theory, which is skeptical of drawing at its core, to challenge our understanding of how the medium of drawing operates in contemporary culture by highlighting both Austrian and international artists whose drawings require viewers to activate a matrix of complex and nontraditional ideas in order to interpret the works on view. Within the striking architecture of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, designed by Raimund Abraham in 1992, the exhibition will unfold in a "projective" architectural space which reveals its non-linear structure and emotional impact as one perambulates through the building.

Judith Saupper and Lionel Favre, for example, have created site-specific installations that redefine the art of drawing, requiring the viewer to walk around, into, and even crawl under the works to fully experience them. James Siena, Brigitte Mahlknecht, and Seher Shah, likewise, transcend classic geometry to build contemporary visual spaces that can only exist suspended in our imagination. Leopold Strobl, who works with Galerie Gugging in Austria, creates miniature landscapes on old newspapers. Strobl's signature dark voids, which partially occlude the drawn landscape, prompt viewers to contemplate the essentially incomplete and partial nature of drawing. Katrín Sigurdardóttir's drawings for sculptural projects follow the artist's practice from conception to execution. Each work articulates drawing's inherent potential to impact the built world.

The Projective Drawing foregrounds artists who use drawing to visualize organic systems and abstract structures. Drawings created using plant extracts by the Shipibo artist Sara Flores are deeply tied to her relationship to the vegetal world and the healing ayahuasca ceremonies performed by shamans in the Peruvian Amazon. In a similar manner, collages and drawings by William Cordova amalgamate images to represent the body's relationship to vernacular architecture, sound, pop culture, and politics. Lastly, Simona Koch's large-scale genealogical maps highlight how drawing can visualize research, history, and networks.


Parallel Vienna 2017

With Orthner 2, Vienna

Parallel Vienna is taking place for the fifth time in Vienna and sticks to its approach of using abandoned property in the city centre as a presentation platform for young and established art. This year Parallel Vienna is using the premises of the “Alte Sigmund Freud University”, Schnirchgassse 9A, in the third district as a platform for contemporary art, thereby creating a unique framework.

Parallel Vienna 2017 is a hybrid between art fair, exhibition, gallery and studio. It is a curated art fair and the curatorial team invites every year selected galleries, artists, curators and project spaces.


Künstlerbücher für Alles

Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen
- Centre for Artists’ Publications -
in der Weserburg│Museum für Moderne Kunst
Teerhof 20
28199 Bremen
Tel. +49 (0)421 59839-40

Eröffnung am 02. Juni 2017 um 19.00 Uhr
3. Juni – 06. August 2017

Künstlerbücher für Alles, Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen

30 Jahre Galerie Cora Hölzl Düsseldorf in Wien

30 Jahre Galerie Cora Hölzl, Düsseldorf jetzt in Wien
 in Kooperation mit driendl*architects

Samstag 1. Juli, ab 18 Uhr 
Sie und Ihre Freunde sind herzlich eingeladen
mit uns und den Künstlern zu feiern

driendl*architekts, Mariahilferstrasse 9, 1060 Wien
bis 1. Juli: Mi - Sonn- und Feiertag: 16 - 19.00 Uhr


Verschachtelungen und Felder

16. März bis 7. April 2017

Vernissage: Mittwoch, 15. März 2017, 19 Uhr
Einführung: Daniela Hölzl, Kunsttheoretikerin (Wien, Düsseldorf)
Parallel zur Ausstellung Filmscreening: »Gibellina Vecchia«

Finissage: 7. April 2017, 19h
mit Animationsfilmen von Jane Cheadle (Südafrika, London)

sehsaal, Zentagasse 38, 1050 Wien

Wandarbeit, Sehsaal Wien, 2017

Unlesbare Briefe

Judith Ortner/Ortner2 lädt herzlich zur Präsentation der Vorzugsausgabe des Buches: Brigitte Mahlknecht - Invisible Worlds

am Donnerstag, den 23. Februar 2017, um 18.00 Uhr
in die Sonnenfelsgasse 8, 1010 Wien.

20 Vorzugsausgaben, bestehend aus jeweils einem Buch "Invisible Worlds" und einer Originalzeichnung jedes Blatt signiert, datiert und nummeriert, 27 x 20 cm, 2017

Die verschiedenen Zeichen- und Briefpapiere sind von Brigitte Mahlknecht unlesbar beschriftet und bezeichnet. Es entstanden Blätter, die, so die Künstlerin: "so aussehen, wie bei mir Briefe aussehen könnten, würde ich noch Briefe schreiben. So in etwa haben Briefe bei mir jedenfalls mal ausgesehen."
PDF der Vorzugsausgabe

Ordner2 / Judith Ortner
Sonnenfelsgasse 8
1010 Wien,
Tel: 01-512 74 69
Öffnungszeiten: Di-Fr 13.00 - 19.00 Sa 11.00 - 16.00 


Invisible Worlds

Ein Künstlerbuch, 2016 erschienen, Hardcover im Format 28 x 21 cm, mit 120 Seiten und 109 Farbabbildungen. Zitate und Textauschnitte von David Komary, Italo Calvino und Irene Nierhaus.
ISBN: 978-3-9504184-1-5
Preis der Normalausgabe: 28 Euro

Das Buch beinhaltet Arbeiten, die scheinbar zum Thema Kartografie passen, in Wirklichkeit aber eher Antikartografien sind, da keine Informationen verarbeitet werden. In einer Phase, in der die Künstlerin besonders viel gereist und also auch geflogen ist, wurde der Blick auf die Welt zu einem künstlerischen Thema. mehr

Zu Invisible Worlds ist eine Vorzugsausgabe, die "Unlesbaren Briefe", erschienen