Crossing the line
Conferences, symposium, exhibitions
The central notion of Crossing the Line emphasizes the act and the idea of drawing as, on one hand, the setting of clear boundaries defining symbolic and material entities within a representational field and representational practices, while at the same time stressing the relational nature of all formalizing processes and constructs, of meaning making and communicative processes in general.
Dr. Irene Barberis
A contemporary Drawing Symposium (1 day) with Masterclass and open artists lab( following day) November 6 -7, 2015A one day symposium in tandem with the exhibition Contemporary Australian Drawing #5.
The exhibition ‘Location’ brought together artists and designers who were either living or working in the Middle East, or who asked to choose a work related to their own ‘location’ – psychologically, physically or emotionally. Some explored physiognomy, texts related to belief, material, fluidity, geopatterning, voice and poetry, architecture, intimate spaces, drawing machines, nature, diaries, fine ink worlds, mythologies and print. These works were exhibited for the ‘Crossing the Line 2’ conference in Dubai, UAE, during September 2014 at the Jam Jar galleries, and subsequently at gallery Langford120 in Melbourne, Australia during December 2014.
Crossing the Line: Drawing in the Middle East - intersections of transdisciplinary practice and understanding will bring together specialists from various fields of research and practices to examine the role of drawing in the contemporary Middle East.