Generator Room Central Tejo – MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology.
Av. Brasilia. Lisbon.
OCTOBER 10, 11am.

Organization: Drawing Room Lisboa / EDP Foundation

The Central Tagus of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) hosts the first meeting on European Initiatives for the Appreciation of Contemporary Drawing, under the Europe – Institutional Guests Program, sponsored by the EDP Foundation.
With un informal brunch format, the meeting is open to artists, curators, gallery owners and collectors, with the intervention of Tobi Maier, director of Lisbon Municipal Galleries and two leading experts, Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge and Kate Macfarlane. Both are creators of stable, private, non-profit structures that carry out important research, dynamization and dissemination of the discipline.
(The meeting will be held in English)

Moderadora: Vérónica de Mello

Tobi Maier, Municipal Galleries, Lisbon
Tobi Maier is a curator, writer, and the director of the Municipal Galleries in Lisbon. Previously he organized the exhibition space SOLO SHOWS in São Paulo (2015-2018), worked as an associate curator for the 30th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo (2012), as a curator at Ludlow 38 in New York (2008–2011) and at Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt am Main (2006–2008). He holds a MA Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London and completed PhD research in the department of Poéticas Visuais at the Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo. He has contributed to a variety of journals including Artforum, ArtReview, Flash Art, Frieze, OEI, Texte zur Kunst and lectures frequently.

Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge, The Drawing Hub, Berlin
Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge is a curator, critic, art historian and writer. He has studied art history, film and theatre studies, history and english literature at Freie Universität Berlin. Worked as a freelance art critic before he founded Fruehsorge contemporary drawings in 2003. In 2014 he has launched The Drawing Hub, a nonprofit and nomadic exhibition and research platform dedicated to drawing. He is a regular guest lecturer in art schools in Berlin and at the University of Westengland (UWE), Bristol. Recent projects: Unleashed – Roger Ballen and Hans Lemmen (Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, 2017 and Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, 2018); Capriccio Russo (Biennale di Disegno, Rimini, 2018); Dreams of Frozen Music, architectural drawings of Sergei Tchoban (Tokyo Art Museum 2018); WeDRaw #3 (Marseille, 2019); SEER- European Painting and Drawing (Gallery Punto, Tokyo, 2019)

Kate Macfarlane, Drawing Room, London
Kate Macfarlane is a curator and writer based in London and is co-founder and co-director of Drawing Room, London. She began her career in the public visual arts sector at Riverside Studios in 1984 and co-founded Drawing Room in 2000. Since that time she has co-devised the organisation’s vision and programme. Recent curatorial projects include Close: Drawn Portraits (Drawing Room, 2018); A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings (Drawing Room and Modern Art Oxford, 2018); Recent writing includes: ‘Graphic Witness’ in A Companion to Contemporary Drawing, (Wiley Blackwell , 2019); ‘Intimate Reflections’ in Auto Fictions – Contemporary Drawing, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Germany (2018); ‘Drawing as Thinking through Material Encounter’, in A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings (Modern Art Oxford, 2018). Kate studied art history and education at Cambridge University (1979-83).

Image: Jan-Phillipp Fruehsorge.