New Drawings by Robert Morris at Sprüth Magers in Berlin


BERLIN.- Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers present new drawings by Robert Morris in Berlin. The exhibition features twelve works from the series Blind Time (Grief) that were achieved in 2009 and are the latest manifestations of Morris’ seminal Blind Time Drawings. Robert Morris began work on the first group of Blind Time Drawings in 1973 which comprised ninety-eight sheets. The subsequent groups, up to the latest series, are less comprehensive, but even so, the ensemble constitutes one of the largest bodies of works created by an artist blindfolded. In the first instance the titles describe the way in which the drawings were made: with closed eyes. Through the use of a mixture of graphite or powdered pigments and oil, Morris left traces of his fingers and hands on the paper. Bringing these works close to the genre of the ‘task performance’, each drawing was based on an assignment of tasks which were previous