IN THESE DRAWINGS, MY HANDS ARE DREAMING...
Contemporary Drawings from the Collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
April 11 to July 7, 2013
Contemporary Art Square
Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion - Level S2
Free admission at all times
As part of its Springtime of Drawing, the Museum will present an important selection of works from its collection of drawings by Canadian and international artists in the Contemporary Art Square. The exhibition, entitledIn These Drawings My Hands Are Dreaming…, testifies to the rich potential of this visual language, which continues to play a fundamental role in artistic creation and remains today, perhaps more than ever, the locus for an original exploration of form.
Throughout the twentieth century, drawing came to be increasingly valued for itself: no longer just the blueprint for an artwork but an autonomous space, the more so because the economy of means required – a pencil, a piece of paper – has always freed it from material limitations. For some decades now, and increasingly in the past few years, artists have been rediscovering drawing, appropriating this experience of freedom while juggling with the usual codes of the medium.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Contemporary Art But Were Afraid to Ask!
When you visit this dynamic ensemble in the Contemporary Art Square, you will have the opportunity to benefit from our Resource Guides on hand. Every day except for Mondays, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., a guide will be present in the gallery to answer any questions you may have about the artworks. Learn from this devoted, professional and knowledgeable group of volunteers and be enriched as you discovery the formal and conceptual meaning in these artworks.
Betty Goodwin (1923-2008), Black Arms (detail), 1985, oil pastel, pastel, oil, charcoal, 101 x 70.8 cm. MMFA, gift of Roy Lacaud Heenan in honour of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' 150th anniversary.