david shrigley in group exhibition ‘drawing now: 2015’ at the albertina in vienna

29 May 2015
David Shrigley has work included in the group exhibition Drawing Now: 2015 at the Albertina in Vienna. 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 Now: 2015 illustrates the broad spectrum of present-day tendencies of drawing in art: its range of featured works runs from the abstract to the figurative and from sketches to large-scale projects planned in great detail. In terms of content, the artists devote their works to private experiences, simple everyday observations, and political events. They also reflect on the medium of drawing itself, examining the conditions and possibilities of such works' production while also making a theme of appropriated drawing and drawing as a performative or collaborative act.

The Albertina plans to continue Drawing Now as a series, to be shown at irregular intervals with differing emphases.

The exhibition runs from 29 May until 11 October 2015.

David Shrigley at the Albertina.