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6PM - 8PM Nov 30, 2017

Opening Reception

Raha Raissnia: Alluvius

Raha Raissnia, //Alluvius 12//, 2016. Mixed media, 12 3/8 x 19 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Raha Raissnia, //Alluvius 12//, 2016. Mixed media, 12 3/8 x 19 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Raha Raissnia, //Alluvius 12//, 2016. Mixed media, 12 3/8 x 19 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

Raha Raissnia, Alluvius 12, 2016. Mixed media, 12 3/8 x 19 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

Please join us Thursday, November 30th for the opening reception of Raha Raissnia: Alluvius.


Raha Raissnia: Alluvius, the first solo museum exhibition of work by the Iranian-American artist Raha Raissnia, will contextualize the artist’s drawings as part of her broader consideration of photographic and filmic representation.


Raha Raissnia, Alluvius 12, 2016. Mixed media, 12 3/8 x 19 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

11AM-12:30PM Dec 02, 2017

Kids' Draw Jam

with Eddie Martinez

Eddie Martinez, //Untitled (Wave Rider Study)//, c. 2011–17. Sharpie, crayon, and white-out on paper, 6 x 8 inches. Eddie Martinez, //Untitled (Wave Rider Study)//, c. 2011–17. Sharpie, crayon, and white-out on paper, 6 x 8 inches. Eddie Martinez, //Untitled (Wave Rider Study)//, c. 2011–17. Sharpie, crayon, and white-out on paper, 6 x 8 inches.

Eddie Martinez, Untitled (Wave Rider Study), c. 2011–17. Sharpie, crayon, and white-out on paper, 6 x 8 inches.

Children and preteens ages 4 to 12 are invited to join Eddie Martinez for a youth-focused Draw Jam to accompany Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall


Eddie Martinez, Untitled (Wave Rider Study), c. 2011–17. Sharpie, crayon, and white-out on paper, 6 x 8 inches.

6:30PM Dec 12, 2017

Talk

María Evelia Marmolejo in conversation with Roxana Fabius

Please note: This event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP tickets will not be held after 6:30pm on the day of the event. RSVP via eventbrite here.

In conjunction with Judith Bernstein: Cabinet of Horrors, The Drawing Center is hosting three evenings of conversations by artist-curator pairings on December 12, 2017; January 16th and January 17th, 2018. The program is realized thanks to the generous support of Valeria Napoleone XX and is produced by Rosario Güiraldes, Assistant Curator.


Roxana Fabius, Curator and Executive Director at A.I.R. Gallery, joins María Evelia Marmolejo in an exchange centered on Marmolejo's career—from her work in the early 1980s in Colombia when she was challenging and disrupting the systematized governmental violence against female bodies, to her approach to the birth of her son as a performance in Madrid in 1985, and through to her recent work that responds to current political conditions.



Maria Evelia Marmolejo is a performance artist based in New York. Her work focuses on the sociopolitical and ecological issues surrounding the Latin American and international female body. She has participated in exhibitions at VIII Salon Atenas, Bogota, Colombia; Museum Modern Art of Cartagena, Colombia; San Diego Gallery, Bogota, Colombia; III Trienal of Bogota, Colombia; Contemporary Art Museum of Guayaquil, Ecuador; re.act.feminism #2, Berlin, Germany; Mandragaroas Art Space, New York; Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Fundatio, Bogota, Colombia; Julian Navarro Projects, New York; 19th Trienal of Art Paiz, Guatemala; Prometeo Gallery di Ida Pasini, Milan, Italy; “Liquid Sensibilities, CIFO’s Grandts & Commision Program Award,” Miami; Y Gallery, New York; Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.


Roxana Fabius Rozenbaum is a Uruguayan curator and art historian. She currently lives and works in New York City and serves as Executive Director at A.I.R. Gallery and on the faculty of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Her research is focused on the intersection of aesthetics, art, design, technology, rationalism, and feminist theory. She holds a MA from CCS Bard and a MA from the Multidisciplinary Program in the Arts from Tel Aviv University. She has organized programs and exhibitions in venues around the world, among them: Zona Maco, Mexico; Park Avenue Armory, New York; Caixa Forum Barcelona; Art Port, Tel Aviv; Museo Zorrilla and Centro Cultural de España, Montevideo; and Judd Foundation, New York.

6PM Jan 08, 2018

Draw Jam II

with Eddie Martinez

Join Martinez, Brian Belott, and fellow Draw Jam artists for an evening of spontaneous drawing and exchange to accompany Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall

Image of Draw Jam I (Oct 23, 2017).

6:30PM Jan 16, 2018

Talk

Tomashi Jackson in conversation with Ashley James

Please note: This event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP tickets will not be held after 6:30pm on the day of the event. Sold Out.

In conjunction with Judith Bernstein: Cabinet of Horrors, The Drawing Center is hosting three evenings of conversations by artist-curator pairings on December 12, 2017; January 16th and January 17th, 2018. The program is realized thanks to the generous support of Valeria Napoleone XX and is produced by Rosario Güiraldes, Assistant Curator.


Ashley James, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, joins Tomashi Jackson to discuss abstraction and color theory as vehicles for explorations of social histories—past and present, contemporary black art practices, and art school efficacy. Tomashi Jackson’s multi-disciplinary practice explores color as a vehicle for complex historic and contemporary narratives embedded in abstraction.



Tomashi Jackson is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work functions within the context of painting. She lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New York City. She holds a MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art, a degree of Science Master of Art, Culture, and Technology from the M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning, and a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art. Jackson's work is currently on view at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and Art Center South Florida. Her first museum exhibition titled Interstate Love Song will be on view at Kennesaw State University from January 27 through May 6, 2018. Jackson currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Jackson is represented by Tilton Gallery in New York City.


Ashley James is Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She previously worked in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art. James is a PhD candidate in the Departments of African American Studies, English Literature, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. She holds an MA and MPhil in English Literature and an MA and MPhil in African American Studies from Yale. At Yale, she co-curated the 2014 University Art Gallery exhibition Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection. She writes broadly on modern and contemporary literary and visual arts practices, and her dissertation reconsiders the relationship between politics, art, and Blackness in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

6:30PM Jan 17, 2018

Talk

Cecilia Vicuña in conversation with Amara Antilla

Please note: This event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP tickets will not be held after 6:30pm on the day of the event. RSVP via eventbrite here.

In conjunction with Judith Bernstein: Cabinet of Horrors, The Drawing Center is hosting three evenings of conversations by artist-curator pairings on December 12, 2017; January 16th and 17th, 2018. The program is realized thanks to the generous support of Valeria Napoleone XX and is produced by Rosario Güiraldes, Assistant Curator.


Amara Antilla, Assistant Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, joins Cecilia Vicuña to discuss the aesthetics and politics of disappearance and surrender. They will also discuss her New York street performances and actions from the 1980s and 90s and her work in the 1970s in relation to the Chilean coup and international liberation movements, and how we might apply these strategies today.



Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, artist, filmmaker, and activist who lives and works in Chile and New York. Born and raised in Santiago de Chile, she has been in exile since the military coup in the early 1970s. Combining ritual and assemblage, she creates multidimensional, ephemeral, participatory, and site-specific works and performance installations which she calls “lo precario” (the precarious), a bridge between art and life, the ancestral and the avant-garde. In Chile she founded the legendary Tribu No in 1967, a group that created anonymous poetic actions. In 1974, exiled in London, she co-founded Artists for Democracy to oppose dictatorships in the Third World. She was appointed Messenger Lecturer 2015 at Cornell University, an honor bestowed on authors who contribute to the evolution of civilization. Her visual art has been exhibited at The Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Santiago; The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) London; The Whitechapel Art Gallery in London; The Berkeley Art Museum; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Museum of Modern Art in New York; and Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, Germany, 2017. Her itinerant exhibition Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen opened at the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans in March 2017 and will travel to various museums in the U.S. Vicuña has published twenty-five art and poetry books, including About to Happen, 2017; Read Thread, The Story of the Red Thread, 2017; and Kuntur Ko, 2015. She co-edited The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry, 500 years of Latin American Poetry, 2009, and edited ÜL: Four Mapuche Poets in 1997. Spit Temple, The Selected Performances of Cecilia Vicuña, 2012, was runner-up for the 2013 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Her Selected Poetry is forthcoming from Kelsey Street Press, 2018.


Amara Antilla is Assistant Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, where she assisted on the retrospectives of Monir Farmanfarmaian (2015), V. S. Gaitonde (2014), and Lee Ufan (2011). She is also part of the curatorial team responsible for acquisitions and exhibitions focusing on contemporary art from Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Antilla has helped to coordinate performances at the museum with Paulo Bruscky, OPAVIVARA!, Amalia Pica, Public Movement, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Public Movement, and Slavs and Tatars. Independently she has organized programs in collaboration with Clark House Initiative, Mumbai; FD13; Northern Spark, Minneapolis; Videotage, Hong Kong; and N.K. Projekt, Berlin. Antilla was awarded an Asian Cultural Council grant for Art History (2015–16) and served as curatorial adviser for Rewind at the Dhaka Art Summit (2016). She studied Art History at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and is currently pursuing graduate work in Art History at Hunter College at the City University of New York (CUNY).

6:30PM - 7:30PM Jan 19, 2018

Raha Raissnia: Film-Performance

with Panagiotis Mavridis

Raha Raissnia, //Canto 10//, 2017. Graphite and acrylic medium on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Raha Raissnia, //Canto 10//, 2017. Graphite and acrylic medium on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Raha Raissnia, //Canto 10//, 2017. Graphite and acrylic medium on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

Raha Raissnia, Canto 10, 2017. Graphite and acrylic medium on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

To accompany Raha Raissnia: Alluvius, the first solo museum exhibition of work by the Iranian-American artist Raha Raissnia, The Drawing Center will organize two live film-performances. For each program, the artist will interpolate multiple projections, including hand-painted slides and films, to create a flickering hybrid sequence.

For the January 19th event, Raissnia and the artist and musician Panagiotis Mavridis will perform Nadir 2 (2016).

Tickets $10 via Eventbrite

Raha Raissnia, Canto 10, 2017. Graphite and acrylic medium on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

6:30PM - 7:30PM Feb 02, 2018

Raha Raissnia: Film-Performance

with Charles Curtis

Raha Raissnia, //Alluvius 2//, 2016. Mixed media on paper, 12 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Raha Raissnia, //Alluvius 2//, 2016. Mixed media on paper, 12 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Raha Raissnia, //Alluvius 2//, 2016. Mixed media on paper, 12 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

Raha Raissnia, Alluvius 2, 2016. Mixed media on paper, 12 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

To accompany Raha Raissnia: Alluvius, the first solo museum exhibition of work by the Iranian-American artist Raha Raissnia, The Drawing Center will organize two live film-performances. For each program, the artist will interpolate multiple projections, including hand-painted slides and films, to create a flickering hybrid sequence.

For the February 2nd event, Raissnia and musician Charles Curtis will perform Freeway I (2005-2008)

Tickets $10 via Eventbrite

Raha Raissnia, Alluvius 2, 2016. Mixed media on paper, 12 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.