Six differentiated practices of contemporary drawing
CAB – Caja de Burgos Art Centre
Burgos, 4 October 2019 – 26 January 2020
“Drawing Positions” modestly aspires to follow in the wake of the great exhibitions that have detected the new manifestations of drawing in contemporary art today, initiated by “Drawing Now”, curated by Bernice Rose at MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1976, and Laura Hoptman’s update: “Drawing Now: Eight Propositions”, also programmed by MoMA in 2002. Or, more recently, “Drawing Now: 2015”, the ambitious panorama devised by Elsy Lahner at the Albertina, Vienna.
This approach to such a vast field outlines six “positions”, a term appropriately lacking in generalising commitment. Each artist can claim the right to define his or her own position and not to integrate into any group or current. Six positions, therefore, which are intended to provide non-exhaustive information on what artists are doing in the field of drawing, and which do not delimit the subject either geographically or chronologically, and propose to associate each of the selected artists with a differentiated position.