Middle Passage: White Ships, Black Cargo
The following are samples of the approximately 50 drawings currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) in Fort Greene. Tom Feelings (1933-2003) was born and raised in Bed Stuy. While the work has been shown in twenty cities across the United States, this is its first exhibition in Brooklyn.
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Franz Kafka: The DrawingsBy Andrew Ervin
MARCH 2023 | Books
To me, thinking and not-thinking are often the same thing, and thats clearest when I have an eraser in hand. The recent landmark publication of Franz Kafkas illustrations in The Drawings, edited by Andrea Kilcher, a professor of literature and cultural studies in Zurich, has led me to think more about the ways in which these two states of beingif they are differentbenefit from each other.
Robert Motherwell: The Drawings of a PainterBy Katy Rogers
FEB 2023 | Editor's Message
The catalogue raisonné of Robert Motherwells drawings, which was published by Yale University Press in November 2022, was the culmination of more than ten years of research and serves as a companion to the 2012 catalogue raisonné of Motherwells paintings and collages.
Motherwell’s Early Drawings and Pragmatist PerceptionBy Gregory Gilbert
FEB 2023 | Critics Page
Motherwells extensive oeuvre is divided into a variety of separate media that includes painting, drawing, collage and printmaking. While he experimented with mixed media approaches throughout his career, he tended to ascribe specific aesthetic and technical values to each of these areas of practice, as Katy Rogers noted in the catalogue raisonné of his drawings.
Visiting the Acropolis MuseumBy Krzysztof Wodiczko
DEC 22–JAN 23 | Special Report
Wounded, mutilated, and dismembered by wars, ancient war sculpturessuch as these of heroes of Persian, Trojan wars and embattled mythological godsare perceived by the Museum visitors as romantic ruins of idealized antiquity, rather than as the horrifying forensic evidence of wars atrocities and as the masterpieces of war art implicated in cultural perpetuation of such atrocities through their aesthetic sanctification of armed violence.