The first New York exhibition of drawings by the Hill Korwa, a tribe in Central India, Korwa Drawings featured works that explore the boundaries between drawing and writing. The works in the exhibition were collected by the French poet Franck Andre Jamme who stayed with the Hill Korwa in 1996. Often the drawn signs in the work seem to simulate language, but, they are in fact entirely or nearly non-referential due to the tribe’s illiteracy.
Korwa Drawings was curated by Franck Andre Jamme and Catherine de Zegher.
Read Drawing Papers 13: Korwa Drawings: Contemporary Tribal Works on Paper from Central India.
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