Drawing for Hilma Af Klint: An Event
Led by Ariel Dill and Amanda Friedman
With nocturnal rites by Frank Haines and Robbie McDonald
Saturday, September 20, 2014
The Shandaken Project
300 Route 42, Shandaken, NY
Ariel Dill and 2012 resident Amanda Friedman will lead an afternoon public program which will be centered on drawing outdoors, and will actively highlight the botanical and spiritual roots and content of abstract painting. The collaborative drawing sessions will reimagine those of Hilma af Klint and De Fem [The Five], a group who channeled "higher spirits," and made work together that contained esoteric messages. At the program, guests will prepare a communal meal, share readings, and collect drawing specimens on a nature hike. With nightfall, the final weekend of the Shandaken session and the autumnal equinox will be celebrated with a bonfire séance offering to Klint and The Five, plus a nocturnal rite by 2013 resident Frank Haines and 2014 resident Robbie McDonald.