Graphite

Roland Flexner, Untitled, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Lucien Terras, New York.

Graphite Digital Publication

The first major museum exhibition to explore graphite as a medium in works beyond drawings, Graphite includes works created over the past decade—including several newly commissioned works—by emerging and established contemporary artists. The exhibition is accompanied by a digital only catalogue that includes exclusive multimedia material to create a rich, interactive experience.

The catalogue is divided into three major sections—Introduction, Artists, and Conversations. The Introduction features an essay by exhibition curator Sarah Urist Green on the metamorphosis of the material in contemporary art since the 1960s and an examination of the material properties of graphite by Dr. Gregory Dale Smith, the Otto N. Frenzel III Senior Conservation Scientist at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The Artists section contextualizes their work in the exhibition within their larger oeuvre. This section is highly interactive, providing readers an opportunity to experience the artwork and installation through multimedia-rich documentation of the process. Readers can also watch video interviews of artists discussing their process. The Conversations pair artists and scholars in discussions that focus on, but are not limited to, the artistic use of graphite. The results reveal the shared affinities and differences in their approaches to the material.

The Graphite digital catalogue is available to purchase on iTunes for $4.99 on tablet devices.