Purple Diary

[May 28 2009]

A work by Nate Lowman presented at Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection.

The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, acquired by the Museum in 2005, is a collection of over 2,500 contemporary works on paper. Compass in Hand is a selection of more than three hundred works, surveying the various methods and materials within the styles of gestural and geometric abstraction, representation and figuration, and systems-based and conceptual drawings. The exhibition includes together historical works by Lee Bontecou and Joseph Beuys; minimalist and conceptual works by Donald Judd and Hanne Darboven; detailed narrative drawings by Elizabeth Peyton and John Currin; collages by Amelie von Wulffen, Mona Hatoum, Lucy McKenzie and Paulina Olowska; and large-scale installations by Nate Lowman and Ján Mancuska. In its exploration of diverse artistic tendencies at the turn of the twenty-first century, this exhibition proudly celebrates the panoramic state of drawing today.

Until January 4th at the MOMA, 11 West 53 Street, New York. Photo Rachel Chandler

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