On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century
Monday, November 29, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Education Classroom B, mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Art in the Long View at Lunchtime
In conversation with artists and MoMA Lecturers, explore long-term, process-based art and its impact on the experience of art. While many artists establish concrete goals, the processes we are interested in examining may span the lifetime of the artist, require ongoing participation or discussion, and be linked more to research and exploration than to a pre-established plan. Bring your lunch and discover how these challenges to the constraints of time and the expectations of final product and finality force viewers and participants to reconsider the role of art in society. This series serves as an incubator of ideas in advance of our upcoming Contemporary Art Forum on May 2 and 3.
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century aims to radically challenge the accepted definition of a drawing as simply a work on paper. This lecture will trace the key themes of the exhibition—from the emergence of the line from the picture plane early in the century to the political and digital implications of the line in present time—through the work of selected artists, making an argument for a reconsideration of the idea of drawing, and its fundamental position at the heart of twentieth century art.
Esther Adler (MA, University of Maryland) is a curatorial assistant in the Department of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art.
In conjunction with the exhibition On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century
Tickets are free but required and can be acquired on a first-come first-served basis online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.
To pick up tickets acquired online, proceed to the Education and Research Building reception desk at 4 West 54 Street beginning at noon on the day of the program.