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Expanded Drawing

Expanded Drawing

Margaret Roberts introduces Expanded Drawing with this slide talk.

This video discusses examples of ‘expanded’ drawing—a term borrowed from Rosalind Krauss’ 1979 essay Sculpture in the Expanded Field—that is used to identify artwork that is part-way between traditional drawing and other disciplines and practices. In particular, the video discusses how these examples employ representational elements of traditional drawing jointly with the time and space in which their material forms are located. These include use of scale, and proximity to a represented subject—making the latter a type of site-specificity. It also includes the drawing of continuities between represented and actual spaces, as well as openness to the physical and temporal environment implied in unfixed materials, and in actual or potential movement. Also discussed are spatial works that claim a place within expanded drawing by employing line or drawing’s traditional temporal or future orientation that comes from its role in planning and preparation.