In January The Drawing Center will highlight Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity the first major museum exhibition to focus on the visualization and drawing practices of the master chef.
Our exhibition runs January 24-February 28, 2014.
Please read on The New York Times piece on our show by clicking and scrolling on this link. Or see excerpt below:
FERRAN ADRIà’S FOOD CREATION(Excerpt from The New York Times)
"Olive oil caviar, pine cone mousse, asparagus beer and Parmesan snow are just a few concoctions created over 27 years by Ferran Adrià, the celebrated Spanish chef who ran El Bulli, that tiny restaurant on the Catalan coast, near Rosas, Spain, frequented by foodies from all over the world. It closed in 2011.
Fusing cooking with science — liquid nitrogen and alginates are common ingredients for Mr. Adrià — each of his thousands of dishes resembled edible still lifes, the sort of visual delights that would have been the envy of Surrealist masters like Magritte or Dalí.
“Since 1987, Ferran and his brother, Albert, used drawing as their lingua franca,” said Brett Littman, executive director of the Drawing Center in SoHo. “They were also religious archivists. Every scrap of paper that ever passed through anyone’s hand is in that archive.”
Such fastidiousness has been a bonanza for Mr. Littman, who spent about two years and countless trips to Mr. Adrià’s atelier and archive in Barcelona organizing a show called “Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity,” which runs Jan. 25 through Feb. 28.
On view will be everything from crayon drawings that chart the history of cooking to doodles, lists of ingredients, notebooks and documents recording menu developments. The exhibition will also include prototypes of utensils, menus and pictograms, some that illustrate the way he would first envision an idea on a plate before knowing what the actual dish would be.
“Instead of writing recipes like most chefs, Ferran begins by making drawings,” Mr. Littman said. He said he hopes the show will appeal to anyone in the arts interested in the creative process.
Also on view continuously will be a film called “1846” that illustrates every single dish Mr. Adrià made at El Bulli. “It’s food porn,” Mr. Littman said. “
IMAGE: Ferran Adrià, Plating Diagram. Ink on paper, 11x17 inches, Courtesy of elBullifoundation.
Installation shots from David Lynch Naming at Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Join The Drawing Center and PINTA NY for the book launch of Matias Duville: Alaska
published by The Drawing Center and edited by Brett Littman with texts by Mark Polizzotti, Wells Towers, and Robert Nelson
Friday, November 15th
10am - Noon
The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street between Broome and Grand
Artist will be present
On Matias Duville’s Alaska
This publication documenting Argentine artist Matias Duville’s Alaska project is the first significant American publication devoted to Duville’s work. Duville’s project began in 2008 when he started to produce prolific drawings of the U.S. state—a place he had never visited. The aim of his project lay not in the accurate evocation of Alaska, but in the rendering of the place as it existed in his imagination—through fantastical and often nightmarish vistas and desolate landscapes inhabited only by remnants of human existence. In 2009 Duville expanded this initial project, traveling to Alaska and back, allowing the observable reality he found there—and later his memory of it—to infi ltrate the fictional world he had created in his studio. Befitting the tripartite structure of Duville’s project, this publication is divided into three volumes. Each book presents respectively the charcoal and crayon drawings Duville produced in the three stages comprising his visionary enterprise: before Alaska, during Alaska, and after Alaska. The volumes also feature texts by Mark Polizzotti, Wells Towers, and Robert Nelson.
Also guests can preview the exhibitions: Drawing Time, Reading Time and Dickinson/Walser: Pencil Sketches.
The Drawing Center at PINTA NY
The Drawing Center will also be presenting a selection of Matias Duville’s drawings at PINTA NY at 82 Mercer Street. (Our Booth is P7, Second Floor.)
Please visit pinta-ny.com for more information about opening hours and location.
Images: Matias Duville: Alaska +
Matias Duville, Untitled. 2009. Charcoal on paper. 150cm. x 230cm.
Images from our upcoming Drawing Time, Reading Time exhibition curated by Claire Gilman. On view November 15th at The Drawing Cener.
Drawings by Billy Martin, percussionist, on hotel stationary.
Sean Scully: Change and Horizontals opening on Thursday from 6 - 8pm at The Drawing Center.
Artist Elena del Rivero’s massive installation artwork “[Swi:t] Home: A CHANT” is a rich, touching work drawing on the creator’s experience living in downtown New York City, across the street from the World Trade Center in 2001.
Over several years, the artist cataloged and documented some 3,000 articles of paper were among the debris from the offices of the Twin Towers that inundated her apartment.
The world premiere of NOTATIONOTATIONS marks a first-time collaboration between renowned, multimedia artist Susan Hefuna (b. Germany, 1962) and contemporary choreographer Luca Veggetti (b. Italy, 1963).
Here are some journal entries from both Hefuna and Veggetti as they prepare for their collaborative performance.
The performance is on Monday, September 16; Tuesday, September 17 + Wedesday, September 18 at 7pm.
Read more here.
Top three are: Luca Veggetti, Artist’s notebook, 2011
Ink on paper, 9 x 6 inches, Courtesy of the artist
Final three are: Susan Hefuna, Artist’s notebook, 2011, Mixed media, 11 1/2 x 14 inches, Courtesy of the artist.