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Art Monthly Talk Show 13th April 2012









On Drawing- Christopher Townsend

Christopher Townsend touches on the physicality of drawing

Renaissance artists considered drawing a way of communicating the maker’s identity, and it remains an artform that is resolutely physical. Even the most apparently hands-off of artists, such as Donald Judd and even Gordon Matta-Clark, are drawn to reveal their corporeality through the medium – albeit at one remove.

‘Donald Judd’s fabricator drawings become scripts for a bodily performance by the worker who produces the object, with as much space as possible left open for interpretation: the artist’s body vanishes, noli me tangere.’

The programme is hosted by Matt Hale who has worked at Art Monthly since 1991.

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