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DRAW: Mexico City

Time: June 19, 2010 at 6pm to August 15, 2010 at 7pm
Location: Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico
Street: Pino Suárez 30
City/Town: Mexico City
Website or Map: http://www.cultura.df.gob.mx/…
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Fuse Gallery NYC
Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2010

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DRAW: Mexico City
Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico
June 19 - August 15, 2010
Curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey
Special Guest Curator for Mexico: Miguel Calderon

DRAW is the largest contemporary drawing exhibition to emerge out of New York City. It is a must-see art exhibition featuring original drawings by more than 400 artists in the illustration, graffiti, tattoo, literature, design, animation, skateboard, music, psychedelic art worlds. The show is a tribute to the often-underrated but fundamental building block of visual and graphic art: the drawing.

After four years of gallery exhibitions, DRAW will have it's museum debut at Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, one of Mexico City's finest museums. The opening is on June 19, 2010 and will exhibit through August 15, 2010. To coincide with the exhibition, the museum will be publishing a book for worldwide distribution to contemporary museum bookstores around the world. Carlo McCormick, one of the most respected art writers and curators in the U.S. will be writing an introductory essay for the book.

DRAW debuted in October of 2006 at NYC’s Fuse Gallery to phenomenal response from audience and press alike. It had an equally impressive showing during the SXSW 2007 Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. It was the most well-attended opening to date for East London’s leading contemporary art gallery, StolenSpace and most recently, the exhibit drew over 2000 people to its San Francisco debut at Shooting Gallery.

With each showing of DRAW the collection has increased in scope through additional curation by hosting galleries and through the word of mouth that develops with a project of this magnitude. In keeping with this evolution, a select group of contemporary artists from Mexico will be curated by Miguel Calderon to participate in DRAW:Mexico. Their work will remain in the collection as DRAW is currently on a world tour with future showings in Tokyo, Paris, Milan, Vienna, Los Angele's, Barcelona and Berlin. DRAW is planned as a 15 year project that will continue to morph and evolve throughout the years as a monolith of creativity.

The DRAW artist list is widespread and spans multiple decades, movements, genres, mediums and continents. As vast as the list is, the DRAW curators all have personal connections with all of the artists. In essence it's a friends and family project built of years of interaction and collaboration. DRAW exists as an ongoing document of a collective movement that originated out of a 500 square foot gallery (Fuse Gallery) in the back of Lit Lounge in NYC.

In terms of a museum collection, DRAW is as unique and original as its creators and participants. Each subsequent showing brings a further exploration and definition of what a drawing is and what purpose it serves. Our material world is built on drawings. From the great masterpieces to the world's iconic buildings, it's cars, fashion and the simple tools we use in our daily life were for the most part conceived and developed from a simple sketch. Before there was word, there was the drawing.

DRAW is curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey with guest curators Tim Barber, Miguel Calderon, Joseph Ian Henrikson , Lisa Lebofsky, Jacaeber Kastor, Justin Giarla, Jamie O’Shea, Matt Campbell, Damian Weinkrantz, Les Barany, Sto, D* Face, Jonathan Levine, Tony Cox.

For interviews with the curators and high-res photos please contact:
Lisa Lebofsky, Fuse Gallery NYC
fusegall(At)fusegallerynyc.com

More info here:
http://www.fusegallerynyc.com/DrawTour/tour.html

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