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Anne Wilson Performance

To Cross (Walking New York)


After discovering that The Drawing Center’s SoHo building was originally built in 1866 for the Positive Motion Loom Company, Chicago-based artist Anne Wilson conceived of her latest site-specific performance that will use the main gallery’s four central columns as a weaving loom. Recalling the physical structure and operations of the loom itself, the piece’s four participants will “walk” around the twelve foot columns, carrying a spool of thread to form a standard weaving cross (a method used to keep warp threads in order). The durational performance, which will take place over the course of two months, will result in the fabrication of a five by thirty-four foot sculpture: a colorful cross composed of innumerable strands of thread.

Performance Times:
Sat, Sept 20, 12:30-5:30pm
Sun, Sept 21, 12:30-5:30pm

Sat, Sept 27, 12:30-5:30pm
Sun, Sept 28, 12:30-5:30pm

Sat, Oct 4, 12:30-5:30pm
Sun, Oct 5, 12:30-5:30pm

Sat, Oct 11, 12:30-5:30pm
Sun, Oct 12, 12:30-5:30pm

Thurs, Oct 16, 2:30-7:30pm with Anne Wilson

Sat, Oct 18, 12:30-5:30pm with Anne Wilson
Sun, Oct 19, 12:30-5:30pm with Anne Wilson

Thurs, Oct 23, 2:30-7:30pm

Sun, Oct 26, 12:30-5:30pm

Sat, Nov 1, 12:30-5:30pm
Sun, Nov 2, 12:30-5:30pm

The performance will occur in conjunction with the exhibition Thread Lines, on view in the Main Gallery from September 19th-December 14th. The exhibition admission ticket also includes this performance.

6:30pm Oct 30, 2014

Walkthrough

Xanti Schawinsky: Head Drawings and Faces of War

Xanti Schawinsky, //Architectural Design//, 1945. Mixed media, water color, and black pen on paper, 20 3/4 x 28 7/8 inches. Copyright and courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland. Xanti Schawinsky, //Architectural Design//, 1945. Mixed media, water color, and black pen on paper, 20 3/4 x 28 7/8 inches. Copyright and courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland. Xanti Schawinsky, //Architectural Design//, 1945. Mixed media, water color, and black pen on paper, 20 3/4 x 28 7/8 inches. Copyright and courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland.

Xanti Schawinsky, Architectural Design, 1945. Mixed media, water color, and black pen on paper, 20 3/4 x 28 7/8 inches. Copyright and courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland.

Join Brett Littman, the Executive Director of the Drawing Center and curator of Xanti Schawinsky: Head Drawings and Faces of War, for a walkthrough of the exhibition.

6:30pm Nov 13, 2014

Walkthrough

Sari Dienes

Sari Dienes, //Subway//, c. 1953–1955. Ink on webril, 75 x 33 inches. Courtesy of Sari Dienes Foundation, Pomona, NY. © Sari Dienes  Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Sari Dienes, //Subway//, c. 1953–1955. Ink on webril, 75 x 33 inches. Courtesy of Sari Dienes Foundation, Pomona, NY. © Sari Dienes  Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Sari Dienes, //Subway//, c. 1953–1955. Ink on webril, 75 x 33 inches. Courtesy of Sari Dienes Foundation, Pomona, NY. © Sari Dienes  Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Sari Dienes, Subway, c. 1953–1955. Ink on webril, 75 x 33 inches. Courtesy of Sari Dienes Foundation, Pomona, NY. © Sari Dienes Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Curator-led tour of Sari Dienes exhibition with Alexis Lowry Murray and Delia Solomons, followed by
Conversation moderated by Julia Robinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, NYU.

6:00pm Nov 21, 2014

Opening Reception

Open Sessions 2

Mona Sharma, //After "A"//, 2014, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (19 by 14 cm). Image courtesy of the artist. Mona Sharma, //After "A"//, 2014, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (19 by 14 cm). Image courtesy of the artist. Mona Sharma, //After "A"//, 2014, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (19 by 14 cm). Image courtesy of the artist.

Mona Sharma, After "A", 2014, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (19 by 14 cm). Image courtesy of the artist.

Please join us Friday, November 21 from 6-8pm for the opening reception of Open Sessions 2.

Open Sessions 2 includes artists Joey Fauerso, Tatiana Istomina, Patte Loper, Matt Neff, Mona Sharma, Adam Shecter, Naho Taruishi, and Arturs Virtmanis. On view is a collaborative film on fairy tales and politics; an installation under the stairs; a stack of posters in envelopes, ready to be mailed; a comic book for reconciliation; drawings for patents; Morse code messages; and other new work.

The Drawing Center’s Open Sessions is a new two-year program that engages over fifty artists working in a variety of disciplines, offering extended dialogue, exhibition opportunities, studio visits, public programs, and informal gatherings. The program is organized by Open Sessions Curators Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal together with the participating artists, and with support from Open Sessions Fellows Kamrooz Aram, Nathan Carter, Emilie Clark, and E.V. Day.