Sunday, 3 May 2015

Are there any limits to what drawing is?

Drawing Now Exhibition 2014

What are the limits of contemporary drawing? This question has been asked many times ever since drawing was included within an expanded field of contemporary art practice. Just as art itself could be defined by Judd's dictum, "If the artist says it's art, it's art" drawing can be equally tautologically defined. "If the artist says it's drawing, it's drawing.

Drawing Now, based in Paris is an organisation that still takes questions like the above seriously. Perhaps I'm getting a bit old and cynical, but definitions don't really interest me any more, I just want to look at the images produced and see if they have any affect on me. However the debate goes on, see a video of the ongoing debate here.

There is an interesting walk round of the last Drawing Now exhibition here:

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