Forty years after Drawing Now, the legendary exhibition mounted jointly with the MoMA in New York, 2015 will see the Albertina once again attempt to take stock of what drawing means or can mean today. In the present showing, selected works by 36 international artists and artist groups turn the spotlight on relevant movements of the past ten years. Drawing has long since outgrown its traditional place on paper. Its lines now extend onto walls, onto ceilings, and into three-dimensional spaces, while also coming to life in animated video works. And it has also incorporated entirely new “drawing materials” ranging from tape to wire to transport straps. And yet in the wake of genre boundaries’ dissolution, the art of drawing continues to produce magnificent statements in its traditional forms: the quickly dashed off sketch, the watercolour, or the painstakingly done, painting-like work. Drawing Now: 2015 illustrates

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