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Oct 4–Nov 9, 1980

Drawings: The Pluralist Decade

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IV: Drawings: The Pluralist Decade installation view

Drawings: The Pluralist Decade, 1980, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.

Drawings: The Pluralist Decade” attempts to clarify recent history–the seventies–through a medium that raised its status during that period. Such exercises in historical inquiry, when the material still has the seductive aura of newness, are precarious. Nevertheless this exhibition focuses first on artists who emerged in the seventies, including some artists from the sixties whose work altered significantly in the seventies; second, on the diverse uses for drawing, summarized here in five categories; third, on the themes that run through much of the work. This approach should provide some insight into the seventies, how they differ from the preceding decade and how they serve as a preface to the eighties. At the same time the nature of drawing will, I hope, be elucidated

Vito AcconciNicolas AfricanoLaurie AndersonSiah ArmajaniRichard ArtschwagerDotty AttieAlice AycockJennifer BartlettLynda BenglisJonathan BorofskyTrisha BrownLucinda ChildsChristoBrad DavisRoy De ForestLaura DeanAgnes DenesJuan DowneyPeter EisenmanJackie FerraraRafael FerrerRichard FleischnerTina GirouardPhilip GlassMichael  GravesNancy GravesRed GroomsHelen Mayer HarrisonNewton HarrisonJohn HejdukMichael HursonPeter HutchinsonPatrick IrelandRobert IrwinJoyce KozloffRobert KushnerThomas Lanigan-SchmidtBarry Le VaSol LeWittKim MacConnelSylvia Plimack MangoldGordon Matta-ClarkRobert MorrisRee MortonDennis OppenheimJudy PfaffJody PintoLucio PozziSteve ReichDorothea RockburneSusan RothenbergLucas SamarasAlan SaretJoel ShapiroAlan ShieldsMichael SingerRobert SmithsonNed SmythFrank StellaAthena TachaGeorge TrakasWilliam T. WileyRobert WilsonRobert ZakanitchElyn ZimmermanJoe ZuckerMary MissDrawings: The Pluralist Decade imageVF: Drawings: The Pluralist Decade installation views contact sheetDrawings: The Pluralist Decade image 3Drawings: The Pluralist Decade image 4Drawings: The Pluralist Decade image 5

Life Drawing Studio / Drawings: The Pluralist Decade (1980)Drawings: The Pluralist Decade

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Drawings: The Pluralist Decade book cover

Exhibition for U.S. Pavilion at 1980 Venice Biennale

ISBN
0884540545
Pages
unpaginated
Publisher
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Year
1980
$15.00
ISBN 0884540545
Publication Date
1980
Authors
E. deAk, H. Fox, R. Krauss, and others
Authors
E. deAk, H. Fox, R. Krauss, and others
Publisher
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Price
$15.00