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THE PROJECTIVE DRAWING: GUIDED TOUR
MONDAY MAR 19, 06:30 PM
Join us for a special guided tour through our current exhibition "The Projective Drawing" by curator Brett Littman, Executive Director of the Drawing Center New York.
THE PROJECTIVE DRAWING
The exhibition is based on The Projective Cast, a book published in 1995 by architectural historian Robin Evans that defines a new way to explain how we "see" architecture by incorporating all sensations that underpin the human experience of built structures (mental, physical, and emotional). In The Projective Drawing, curator Brett Littman applies Evans's theory, which is skeptical of drawing at its core, to challenge and expand our understanding of how the medium of drawing operates in contemporary culture. Within the striking architecture of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, designed by Raimund Abraham in 1992, the exhibition includes both Austrian and international artists who require viewers to activate a matrix of complex and nontraditional ideas in order to interpret the works on view.
Since 2007, Brett Littman has been the Executive Director of The Drawing Center, based in SoHo, New York. His interests are multi-disciplinary and he has overseen more than seventy-five exhibitions over the last decade dealing with visual art, craft, design, architecture, music, science, and literature. Littman is also an art critic and lecturer, an active essayist for museum and gallery catalogs and has written articles for a wide range of United States-based and international art, fashion, and design magazines. He has been appointed the director of the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens, and will begin his new position in May.