Iannis Xenakis, Terretektorh, Distribution of Musicians, 1965, 9 x 9 inches, Ink on paper. Courtesy of the Iannis Xenakis Archives, Bibliothèque nationale de France
The Drawing Center announces Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary, on view in the Main Gallery from January 15 – April 8, 2010.
The exhibition will explore the fundamental role of drawing in the work of avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001). One of the most important figures in late twentieth-century music, Xenakis originally trained as an engineer and was also known as an architect, developing iconic designs while working with Le Corbusier in the 1950s. This premiere presentation of Xenakis’s visual work in North America will be comprised of samples of his pioneering graphic notation, architectural plans, compelling preparatory mathematical renderings, and pre-compositional sketches—in all, nearly 100 documents created between 1953 and 1984.
Iannis Xenakis “Composer, Architect, Visionary”
Date: January 15th – April 8th, 2010
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00 / Sat 11:00-18:00
Opening Reception: January 14th, 18:00-20:00
Place: The Drawing Center, Main Gallery
Address: 35 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013
Tel: +1 212 219 2166
Text: mariko takei