New Jersey’s Doodle Drag is at it again! This Sunday, July 17, the drawing collective will be hosting “Joy Rider,” a drawing party on the subway.
New York Times visual columnist and famed designer Christoph Niemann is at the 2011 Venice Biennale, documenting his experiencing with the contemporary art festival in a series of sketches.
Sometimes an exhibition reminds you of why exhibitions exist, those surprising moments when usually dull curatorial exercises become transcendent experiences, reinvigorating overlooked corners of art history. I Am Still Alive at the Museum of Modern Art is one of those exhibitions, defiant and vivacious as anything I’ve seen in New York in the past few years. The show focuses entirely on drawing, demonstrating contemporary drawing’s engagement with the politics of living and everyday life. This is art as struggle and art as achievement, nowhere more reaffirmed than in On Kawara’s telegrams sent to the artist’s dealers and friends simply stating: “I am still alive.” To make art and to fight through problems and conflicts, social or personal, through the medium of art is to be alive.
Your day in poetically impossible tasks: New York-based illustrator James Gulliver Hancock pulls a Jason Polan in attempting to draw every building in our fair city, renderings townhouses and skyscrapers alike in day-glo colors and goofy, meandering lines equal parts charming and exact.