So I'm trying to be more proactive this year, and as part of that I'm doing art-related outings (aka artfarting) every Friday with my friend Garrett- starting today! Of the few galleries we wandered into, the Iannis Xenakis exhibit at The Drawing Center, was really great. He was a modernist composer who studied civil engineering in Greece and worked with Le Corbusier in the 50s. Pretty awesome. The pictures I could find on the internet and from their site don't do the show much justice unfortunately, but if you live in New York, it's up until April 8th. Go see it!
"Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary will explore 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 over 60 documents created between 1953 and 1984, this will be the first North American exhibition dedicated to Xenakis’s original works on paper. Included will be rarely-seen hand-rendered scores, architectural drawings, conceptual renderings, pre-compositional sketches, and graphic scores. "
The Drawing Center almost always has great work up, and they have another show at the "drawing room" (Xenakis was in the main gallery), a group show titled Sea Marks. I didn't get to see it, but it looks pretty good, maybe next Friday!