Drawing Sound III
Composing the City
Drawing Sound III: Composing the City
with Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky)
Tickets $10 > SOLD OUT online. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door the day of the event. Doors open at 7pm.
Program begins at 7:30pm with Paul Miller performing Ordos 100 REMIX followed by:
>Daniel Libeskind discussing his recent project One Day in Life, a Frankfurt-based concert series
>David Lang in conversation with Diller Scofidio + Renfro
>Sougwen Chung presenting her drawing project Imaginary Blueprints
For The Drawing Center’s upcoming event Drawing Sound III: Composing the City, Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky) will present a night of discussion and performance that will relate recent architecture and music projects to the broader aims of both disciplines: the search for patterns in everyday life.
Though architecture and music differ in their approach—architects define social processes through physical structure, while composers create an abstract but no less transformative experience—the two practices share a history, both using idealized mathematical models as an aesthetic basis, and each informs and drives the other, combining to produce all-encompassing media environments.
As part of Drawing Sound III: Composing the City, composers Paul Miller and David Lang will discuss these themes with architects and designers Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Daniel Libeskind. Following the conversation, Miller will present a performance of Ordos 100 REMIX, an interpretation of Ai Weiwei’s collaboration with architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron.
Imaginary Blueprints, 2016, a series of drawings by artist Sougwen Chung, will also be featured. Chung’s project, which ‘remixes’ and reworks existing architectural plans addresses, the closeness between hand-drawn and digitally-produced marks.
Photo: Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky). Photograph by Thomas Fang.
Please join us Thursday, October 6 for the opening receptions of Cecily Brown: Rehearsal, Olga Chernysheva: Vague Accent, Open Sessions 8: Planes and Corridors, and Gary Simmons: Ghost Reels.
The event is FREE and open to the public.
This October in our Main Gallery, The Drawing Center presents Cecily Brown: Rehearsal, the artist’s first solo museum show in New York and the first exhibition dedicated to her drawings. Arranged thematically, the more than eighty small drawings, large-scale works, and sketchbooks on view will foreground Brown’s iterative reworking of motifs from her wide-reaching arsenal of source material.
In our Drawing Room gallery, Olga Chernysheva: Vague Accent is a series of drawings the Moscow-based artist made during a month-long visit to New York in November 2015. This new work is a departure for the Chernysheva: although she has depicted the urban landscape throughout her career, her focus has been her home country.
Concurrently in the Lab Open Sessions 8: Planes and Corridors is a group exhibition which considers drawing as a shifting outline around narratives of alienation, proximity and distance. The exhibition includes artists Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, Eric Ramos Guerrero, Nsenga Knight, Lei Lei, James Mercer, Edwin Torres and Ezra Wube.
In addition, for our next stairwell wall drawing Gary Simmons will create a text-based work consisting of names of African-American actors and actresses from the early days of silent film. The artist describes the installation, whose scroll-like format recalls movie “credit-crawls” frozen in mid-motion, as invoking “the memories of actors that have been blurred in the history of Hollywood film…".
Cecily Brown, Untitled (Paradise), 2014. Watercolor, ink, and ballpoint pen on paper, 14 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Join Cecily Brown and Senior Curator Claire Gilman in a walkthrough of the exhibition. Attendees will receive a limited-edition coloring book featuring works from the show.
Cecily Brown, Untitled (Ladyland), 2012. Watercolor, gouache, and ink, 18 1/8 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Genevieve Hanson.
The Artist's Eye
As part of The Drawing Center’s new series The Artist’s Eye, New York-based artist Terry Winters will lead a walk-through of Cecily Brown: Rehearsal. Well-known for drawings, paintings, and prints that reference systems and spatial fields, Winters’s work often develops in series, using repetition to comment on the formal intricacies of visual representation.
The Artist’s Eye program celebrates the institution’s upcoming (2017) 40th anniversary by inviting an artist who has previously shown at The Drawing Center to share his or her perspective on a current exhibition. These artist-led tours provide in-depth consideration of one artist’s work by another, highlighting drawing’s expansive reach and reinforcing the centrality of the artist’s viewpoint to The Drawing Center’s mission.
Cecily Brown, Untitled (After Bosch and Boldini), 2015. Watercolor and pastel on paper, 79 x 51 1/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Genevieve Hanson.
Renowned poets and translators Pierre Joris and Monica de la Torre discuss the exhibition and their contributions to its catalogue.
Olga Chernysheva, Untitled [Roads…], 2016. Charcoal and collage on paper, 23 ¾ x 33 inches (60.5 x 84 cm). © Olga Chernysheva, Courtesy Gallery DIEHL, Berlin, Foxy Production, New York, and Pace London.