Towards Visibility. Exhibiting Contemporary Drawing 1964-1980 /// 2015 - UK


• TOWARDS VISIBILITY / Exhibiting Contemporary Drawing 1964-80 •

Edited by Julie Enckell Julliard


Drawing is the entry point for this book’s examination of a crucial moment in the recent history of exhibitions. It is a vital piece of research, at a time when the medium of drawing has never been so omnipresent, indeed has become one of the most often-displayed mediums in contemporary art spaces. At the same time, drawing surprisingly borrows the format of history painting, the aesthetics of photography and its mechanisms from those of large installations.Thus at a time when the age-old distinction between drawing and other forms of art is tending to disappear or be forgotten, and drawing is displayed and viewed on an equal footing with other artworks, a number of questions need to be addressed. When exactly did the status of drawing change in the eyes of exhibition curators and why did it do so? Since when has a drawing been considered as a contemporary art object on a par with others? And how did the medium become the vector of a generalized curatorial proposition in Europe and the United States? 

• Julie Enckell Julliard: Foreword

• Thierry Davila: Introduction

• Hugo Daniel: The Drawings Exhibition of Documenta 3 (1964) Claiming Autonomy, Writing History

• Julie Enckell Julliard: Opting for Drawings. A short history of the visible presence of drawing in Switzerland at the time when the figure of the exhibition curator arrived on the scene

•  Lucy Steeds: Exhibitions [of Drawings] in Britain, 1964–80

• Mel Bochner: Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed as Art

• Laurence Schmidlin: Drawing Between Quotes. A History of Group Exhibitions of Contemporary Drawings in NewYork in the 1970s

• ‘Noor Mertens: Drawings for three-dimensional projects’: The Redefinition of Drawing in the Netherlands Between 1960 and 1980

• Catherine Macchi:“Il cavo del pensiero”, Drawing as Enlightened Thought in Arte Povera: exposure and Underexposure

Graphic design •  Sylvie Astié – Dokidoki

Copublished with Musée Jenisch Vevey

2015 • English Edition • 23 x 18 cm • 160 p. • ill. b&w •  22 €

• Version anglaise - ISBN 978-2-918450-27-6 

Towards Visibility. Exhibiting Contemporary Drawing 1964-1980 /// 2015 - UK

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