Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing

Mar 26–Jul 7, 2008

MoMA

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 × 14″ (42 × 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.
  • MoMA, Floor 3, Exhibition Galleries The Paul J. Sachs Drawings Galleries

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.

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  • 2 pages

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