After the Beginning and Before the End: Instruction Drawings

ShowingOctober 17, 2002 - January 5, 2003

After the Beginning and Before the End illuminates the nature of art by focusing on the creative process-from the initial moment of inspiration to the final composition — of a broad selection of works by celebrated artists from the early 1930s to the present. The exhibition includes over 220 examples of “Instruction Drawings” in a variety of forms, such as working drawings, installation instructions, musical scores, sketches, visual or textual memoranda, fabrication notes, and work records.



Artists featured in the exhibition include:

Vito Acconci, Eleanor Antin, Louise Bourgeois, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Walter De Maria, Robert Gober, Andrew Goldsworthy, Rebecca Horn, Roni Horn, Sol LeWitt, Piet Mondrian, Henry Moore, Robert Rauschenberg, Diego Rivera, Carolee Schneemann, and many others. The works are from the collection of Gilbert and Lila Silverman in Detroit, Michigan.

This exhibition was organized for the Bergen Kunstmuseum in Bergen, Norway, by Jon Hendricks and Gunnar B. Kvaran.

After the Beginning and Before the End is generously supported by the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Council for the Arts at MIT.

Media sponsor: Herald Media, Inc