DRAW – WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY DRAWING AND WHAT CAN IT ALL BE? - International exhibition of contemporary drawing
Opening: July 5, 2022
Curators: Tomas Vu, Brian Novatny, Stipan Tadić and Marija Stipišić Vuković
Collaboration between the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University and the Museum of Fine Arts Split
Exhibition venues: Museum of Fine Arts and Gallery of the Multimedia Cultural Centre
Jonathan Adams, Selva Arapicio, Ahmet Aslan, Vinko Barić, Margaret Braun, Ambreen Butt, Ernesto Caivano, Alexis Callender, Nathan Catlin, Kat Chamberlin, Alejandro Contreras, William Cordova, JJ Cromer, Predrag Dimitrijevic, Davor Dmitrović, Edvin Dragičević, Mario Ferretti, Sonja Gašperov, Baris Gokturk, Cate Holt, Katarina Ivanišin Kardum, Lin Jiang, Jasper Johns, Nikica Jurković, Darina Karpov, Nils Karsten, Dan Kennedy, Alex Kvares, Nebojsa Lazic, Miki Lee, Fred Liang, Miron Milić, Anita Miloš, Simonetta Moro, LeRoy Neiman, Brian Novatny, Jennifer Nuss, Aga Ousseinov, Lav Paripović, Vedran Perkov, Eva Petric, Ivana Pipal, Aleksandra Popovic, Veljko Popović, Ivan Prerad, Eric Ramos Guererro, Andrea Resner, Kristina Restović, Dennis Scholl, Jessica Segall, Shahzia Sikander, Luis Silva, Kiki Smith, Damir Sobota, Valentina Supanz Marinić, Ivan Svaguša, Miran Šabić, Marko Tadić, Richard Tinkler, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Vice Tomasović, Andy Van Dihn, Tomas Vu, Kara Walker, Laura Watt, Tommy White, Sun Xun, Yuan Zuo, Loren Živković Kuljiš
The exhibition DRAW – What Is Contemporary Drawing and What Can It All Be? presents a number of American and Croatian contemporary artists who are rethinking the medium of drawing in various ways. It is a project that was initiated by Tomas Vu, visual artist, professor and artistic director at the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University in New York, and conceived as a curatorial platform focused on affirming drawing as an independent art discipline, and to encourage creativity in this medium of artistic expression. The DRAW exhibition provides an insight into the latest developments on the contemporary art scene, those artists who recognise the quality and possibilities of creation in the drawing medium, whose work surprises with its inventiveness and creativity, whether in pure drawing or in combination with other art techniques. Bringing together, in an exhibition format, internationally recognised artists and local artists from the milieus hosting the exhibition, the project carries particular importance for the cultural rapprochement between different cultures, primarily because of the need to consider our local art production in the broad international context and evaluate our own artistic achievements on the global stage. Participation of the world-renowned artists in eight exhibitions held thus far (Beijing, China; Dali City, Yunnan Province, China; Boston, Mass, USA; Novi Sad, Serbia; Manila, Philippines; Winston-Salem, North Karolina, USA; Hangzhou, China) confirms the international reputation of this project, which has become a meeting place of ideas and current art production in the drawing medium on a global level.
The exhibition remains on view until 25 August 2022.
More information is available at https://galum.hr/en/exhibitions/exibition/1751/.