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Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect – The Drawing Center NYC

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Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect – The Drawing Center NYC

Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary explores the fundamental role of drawing in the work of Greek avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001). A leading figure in twentieth century music, Xenakis was trained as a civil engineer, then became an architect and developed revolutionary designs while working with Le Corbusier. Comprised of nearly 100 documents created between 1953 and 1984, this is the first North American exhibition dedicated to Xenakis’s original works on paper. Included are rarely-seen hand-rendered scores, architectural drawings, conceptual renderings, pre-compositional sketches, and graphic scores. Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary is co-curated by Xenakis scholar Sharon Kanach and critic Carey Lovelace and will travel to the Canadian Centre for Architecture (June 17 – October 17, 2010) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (November 7, 2010 – February 13, 2011).

January 15 — April 8, 2010
Hours: 2-4pm
Location: The Drawing Center 35 Wooster Street
Phone Number: (212) 219-2166
Website: http://www.drawingcenter.org/

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Written by Jon Cronin

March 5, 2010 at 15:13

Posted in Art, New York City

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