CAS Research Group 2020; Drawing Languages for Dissent
with Yonat Nitzan-Green
Regular monthly reading contributes to building knowledge about contemporary drawing.
Conversations add to review and the understanding of current thought about drawing and dissent. In addition, they contribute to finding connections between contemporary drawing theories; dissent; and participants’ practices.
Writing (summaries, notes, reflection) helps focus the research. It enables, amongst other things, to see what common issues emerge. Out of this process a research question might emerge.
Drawing in respond to text and to participants’ ideas each session leads to develop a wider and deeper understanding of the discussed themes.
What is a drawing language?
How might dissent be a strategy for artists?
All participants are invited to write their own responses and thoughts to the research questions above.
Updated July 2020
Bachelard, Gaston, The Poetics of Space, Boston USA: Beacon Press, 1994
Ingold, Tim, Lines: A Brief History Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge, 2016
Kentridge, William, William Kentridge on Peripheral Thinking, Yale University Press, 2015, Available on YouTube
Krčma, Ed ‘Cinematic Drawing in a Digital Age’, in Tate Papers, no.14, Autumn 2010
Merleau-Ponty, Maurice, Phenomenology of Perception, London and New York: Routledge Classics, 2006
Nairne, Sandy, State Of The Art, Ideas & Images in the 1980s, 1987, pp. 109-114
Nancy, Jean-Luc, The Pleasure in Drawing, Fordham University Press, 2013. Kindle Edition.