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EXHIBITIONS

Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing

March 26–July 7, 2008

The Paul J. Sachs Drawings Galleries, third floor

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Some artists have always functioned beyond the "isms" of art history, following personal and unique paths, sometimes shaped by biography, but just as often informed by devotion to a specific subject matter, medium, or technique. Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing, featuring selected works from MoMA's drawings collection, reveals the underlying and unexpected links between the works of a diverse group of artists. Ultimately, the exhibition suggests that even amidst iconoclasm, isolation, or the pursuit of invented worlds and obsessions, shared methods can lead to a common visual language.

Organized by Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings.
Öyvind Fahlström. <i> Plan for World Trade Monopoly </i> 1970. Cut–and–pasted paper with synthetic polymer paint, ink, and colored pencil on paper. 16 5/8 x 14" (42 x 35.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs. Bertram Smith Fund © 2009 Öyvind Fahlström / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany.

Öyvind Fahlström. Plan for World Trade Monopoly 1970. Cut–and–pasted paper with synthetic polymer paint, ink, and colored pencil on paper. 16 5/8 x 14" (42 x 35.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs. Bertram Smith Fund © 2009 Öyvind Fahlström / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany.