press release

The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, acquired by the Museum in 2005, is an extraordinary collection of over 2,500 contemporary works on paper. Through a selection of more than three hundred works, this first comprehensive presentation of the gift surveys the various methods and materials within the styles of gestural and geometric abstraction, representation and figuration, and systems-based and conceptual drawings. The exhibition brings together historical works by Lee Bontecou and Joseph Beuys; Minimalist and Conceptual works by Donald Judd and Hanne Darboven; detailed narrative drawings by Elizabeth Peyton and John Currin; collages by Amelie von Wulffen, Mona Hatoum, Lucy McKenzie and Paulina Olowska; and large-scale installations by Nate Lowman and Ján Mancuska, to name just a few. In its exploration of diverse artistic tendencies at the turn of the twenty-first century, this exhibition proudly celebrates the panoramic state of drawing today.

Organized by Christian Rattemeyer, The Harvey S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator of Drawings, with Cornelia H. Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings.

This exhibition, one of a series highlighting the Museum's contemporary collection, is made possible by The Bank of New York Mellon.

Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection
Kuratoren: Christian Rattemeyer, Cornelia H. Butler

Künstler: Jo Baer, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero e Boetti, Lee Bontecou, Marcel Broodthaers, John Currin, Hanne Darboven, Peter Doig, Öyvind Fahlström, Tom of Finland, Mona Hatoum, Eva Hesse, Charline von Heyl, Jim Isermann, Donald Judd, William Kentridge, Martin Kippenberger, Per Kirkeby, Nate Lowman, Paul McCarthy, Jan Mancuska, Nick Mauss, Lucy McKenzie, Mario Merz, Cady Noland, Marcel Odenbach, Paulina Olowska, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Peyton, Chloe Piene, Neo Rauch, André Thomkins, Franz West, Richard Wright, Amelie von Wulffen ...