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monir Farmanfarmaian and susan hefuna in 'abstract drawing'

'abstract drawing'

20 febrUARY - 19 april 2014
the drawing room, london

Artists include: Tomma Abts, Roger Ackling, Anni Albers, David Austen, David Batchelor, Victor Ciato, Garth Evans,
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
, John Golding, Lothar Götz, Frederick Hammersley, Victoria Haven, Susan Hefuna, Eva Hesse, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Anish Kapoor, Hilma af Klint, John Latham, Bob Law, Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, Kazimir Malevich, Emma McNally, Sam Messenger, Nasreen Mohamedi, Jackson Pollock, Dorothea Rockburne, Mira Schendel, Richard Serra, Kishio Suga, Darrell Viner, Alison Wilding, Richard Wright.

Curated by artist Richard Deacon

Above: Susan Heuna, Buildings, ink on tracing paper, 2009

“One of the things that has interested me in making this selection – aside from the intrinsic delight at looking at so many drawings – has to do with ideas about what or where is the real.” Richard Deacon

Artist Richard Deacon has selected a broad range of works by over 30 artists spanning the last 105 years on the idea of ‘abstraction’ in drawing. Deacon says: ‘This exhibition has no ambitions to be a universal survey, but in selecting a show around the idea of abstract drawing, these various strands – inscriptive, calligraphic, ornamental, generative, individuating and identifying – have all featured.’

Works from the 2000’s include senior Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and International artist Susan Hefuna, who has German-Egyptian heritage.

Abstract Drawing is Drawing Room’s fourth artist-curated exhibition, a strand of the programme that aims to provide insight into the ideas that inform the work of key contemporary artists.

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Above: Monir Farmanfarmaian, Drawing, mixed media paper, 2000


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