Berlin-based artist Jorinde Voigt will deliver an Artist Talk in conjunction with the unveiling of her monumental new work commissioned for the Menil Drawing Institute. Voigt’s is the second in an ongoing series of wall drawings in the interior entry space of the Drawing Institute. Known primarily for her works on paper, Voigt’s precise methods of mark-making are influenced by musical scores, philosophic notional systems, and scientific diagrams with complex mapping structures. Voigt will discuss her approach to drawing, and describe the process behind this new work.
About the Artist:
Jorinde Voigt was born in 1977 in Frankfurt am Main and currently lives and works in Berlin. She has had recent solo exhibitions in major museums across Germany and Austria, and in 2012 won the prestigious Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation Drawing Prize. Her work is included in major public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Centre Pompidou, Paris; British Museum, London; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich; and Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, among others. Since 2014, she has held the position of Professor for Conceptual Drawing and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.
This program is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Menil Drawing Institute; limited seating will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Further information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here.
Major funding for Artist Talks is provided by Franci Neely.