Robert Smithson - Dream Monuments, Drawing in the 1960s and 1970s The Menil Drawing Institute
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Dream Monuments: Drawing in the 1960s and 1970s presents drawings that challenge the conventional idea of the monument as a permanent, grand, or commemorative form. The provisional character of drawing helped artists envision forms in improbable scales and for impossible conditions, radically transforming the monument to have a new set of sensibilities. Scaled to the size of the page but enormous in ambition, these works rethink history while rendering environments at turns as absurd, surreal, and subjective.
Robert Smithson's 1969 drawing, Cambrian Map of Sulfur and Tar, is included in the exhibition.