The exhibition looks back to Magasin III’s previous shows as it brings together – for the first time – three of its featured artists to interact through their work: Katharina Grosse, Sol LeWitt and Walter De Maria.
Thead Lines: This group exhibition features 16 artists who engage in sewing, knitting, and weaving to create a wide-range of works that activate the expressive and conceptual potential of line and illuminate affinities between the mediums of textile and drawing.
Xanti Schawinksy: Head Drawings and Faces of War: The exhibition focuses on two bodies of work Schawinsky made between 1941 and 1946, Faces of War and the Head Drawings. The former are man-machine hybrids that could represent either an aggressive enemy or a powerful avenger—or perhaps an identity that encompasses both. The Head Drawings allowed Schawinsky to literally remake his own “portrait” out of such detritus of the natural world as thread, crystals, rope, and rocks.
Xanti Schawinsky, Architectural Design, 1945, mixed media, water color and black pen on paper, 20 3/4 x 28 7/8 inches (52.7 x 73.4 cm), Copyright and courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland.