A Call for Drawings

This project is selecting drawings from artists, scientists and other professionals for an interdisciplinary research project investigating the role of visual thinking and the role of visualizations in cognitive and creative processes. It is a procedure analogous to the practice in the academic world of “a call for papers” in preparation for a symposium or conference at which research is to be presented and information shared.In scientific and technological disciplines (and others, notably architecture and design), sketches, maps, drafts, diagrams and other kinds of drawings are essential to the understanding of problems and the communication of thoughts towards their solutions.When probing into the unknown, drawing is an ideal tool because drawing is thinking, pointing; it makes things present and puts them at a distance, it is a mode of inquiry. Drawing can represent the seen and present the unseen, the known and the unknown.

If artists, scientists and other specialists demonstrate and share drawing methodologies we might establish a common ground between diverse disciplines, and discover correspondences between the creative processes in different fields of activity; we could maybe share knowledge and collaborate on more fundamental levels in the production and communication of new knowledge.

A Call for Drawings invited scientists, artists, architects, musicians, football coaches, carpenters, chefs, and other professionals to send in two drawings: A. The first submission should be the first drawing made to try to understand a problem and possibly as a solution. It can be the visual representation that pops into one’s head after a great deal of conscious work on a problem. It will be captioned to indicate the specific nature of the problem.B. The second submission should be a drawing made to show the problem to another person. It will be captioned to indicate the direction or import of what is discovered.

Exhibition: Call for Drawings, BAK, Lange Nieuwstraat 4, 24 June – 12 July

Hours: We-Su: 12-18h

Opening: June 24: 16-18h

Project Curator: Klaas Hoek

Exhibition Design: Dongyoung Lee

Keynote Contributions:  Wil Alsop, Jim Anderson, Bernard Burgoyne, John Hilliard, Vincent Icke, Bruce McLean and Rick van der Ploeg.

Selected Contributions: Pieter Adriaans, Gemma Anderson, Jack Bangerter, Koštana Banović, Andrew Barber, Peter Baren, Sara Berman, Maura Biava, Peter Bowyer, Paul Buchanan, Natalia Calderon, Hyunju Chung, Alexander Costello, Penny Demertzi, Claire Dorsett, Ronit Eden, Stephen Farthing, Emma Febvre-Richards, Helen Frik, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mikel van Gelderen, Lotte van Geijn & Sue van Geijn, Maximilian Goldfarb, Niels Goos, David Griffin, Geoffrey Harrison, Jutta Herden, Helena Hernandez, Edward Hillel, Hiroomi Horiuchi, Anna Ioannidi, Eun-Hyung Kim, Jae-Kyung Kim, Yoonhee Kim, Andreas Kopp, Nektaria Lampitsi, Heleen Langkamp, Elvira Mambetisaeva, Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen, Valle Medina & Benjamin Reynolds, Alan Montgomery, Elena Nemkova, Emanuele Ortoleva, Reinoud Oudshoorn, Dusko Pavlovic, Alejandro Ramirez, Joke Robaard & Hajo de Reijger, Aubrecht Ruben, Mark Rutkoski, Kristin Sigurdardottir, Floris Solleveld, Marina Stavrou, Ivan Suletic, Marianne Theunissen, David Tomas, Nathan Thompson, Raul Valverde, Hèctor Vargas, Vitalist Cuisine, Ivana Wingham, Tessa Whitehead & Heino Schmid, and Erin Woodbrey.

Preceding Symposium: Drawing Conclusions. Contributions by Klaas Hoek (Moderator), Mel Gooding (Keynote), Deanna Petherbridge, Christel Vesters, Vincent Icke, Joke Robaard, Ansuya Blom, Falke Pisano, Kitty Zijlmans and Natasha Ginwala. June 24, 12-17h

More information: www.bakonline.org