Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action

Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action
Library Shelf Location 22.MAY
Publication Date 2010
Description White Cube Hoxton Square was pleased to present Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action. Looking at the pivotal role of drawing in current practice, the exhibition features over 200 works on paper by some of the most significant artists working today. The German term 'Kupferstichkabinett' describes the special collection of prints and drawings within a museum, 'kabinett' originally deriving from the small space within a castle where personal collections were kept by the wealthy and aristocratic. These regal compilations of art on paper were generally encyclopaedic in scope and served as the precursors to public museum collections. As a medium, drawing covers a range of attitudes in art, from the immediate, intimate and subjective to investigative, analytical and narrative. Joseph Beuys described it as 'a thinking medium', both as a catalyst for processing thought, and as work in its own right. This selection of drawings and prints traces a range of subjects, including: 'Ideas Generation', where artists use the immediacy of drawing as a means to prepare and refine a concept; 'Systems, Architectonics and Abstraction', in which predetermined rules, structures and methods govern the form of the image; 'Expressions of Anatomy', where intimate portrayals of the figure assume a central position; 'Graphic Narratives / Surreal Legacies', featuring imagery from the fantastically bizarre to the comically illustrative; and 'Historia', which examines how drawing has been used to question the role of photography in the mediation and construction of historical memory. Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action featured work by 55 artists: Franz Ackermann Darren Almond Miroslaw Balka Georg Baselitz Jean-Michel Basquiat David Batchelor Joseph Beuys Ernesto Caivano Patrick Caulfield Jake & Dinos Chapman Chuck Close John Currin Berlinde De Bruyckere Tacita Dean Peter Doig Tracey Emin Lucian Freud Antony Gormley Mark Grotjahn Richard Hamilton David Hammons Mona Hatoum Damien Hirst David Hockney Christian Holstad Rachel Howard Gary Hume Mika Kato Anselm Kiefer Rachel Kneebone Friedrich Kunath Michael Landy Liza Lou Christian Marclay Kris Martin Julie Mehretu Harland Miller Sarah Morris Bruce Nauman Chris Ofili Gabriel Orozco Damián Ortega Richard Phillips Richard Prince Tobias Putrih Jessica Rankin Robin Rhode Raqib Shaw Neal Tait Fred Tomaselli Gavin Turk Luc Tuymans Rachel Whiteread Cerith Wyn Evans Jakub Julian Ziolkowski
ISBN 9781906072414
Quantity 1
Pages 80
Author Susan May
Formats Exhibition Catalogue, Hardback
Publisher White Cube, London
Category Drawing
Language English

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