Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Tel Aviv
23 October – 23 December, 2013
3 Lilienblum Street, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv
+972 3 5170344

From intimate sketches of the Jewish Museum Berlin to a large-scale scroll drawing depicting the 2013 master plan for Ground Zero in New York, drawings by architect Daniel Libeskind are the focus of this exhibition. The works on view reflect a wide range of styles and techniques and range from almost-classical line drawings to highly expressive watercolors and free-flowing ink sketches. All reflect a connection between the philosophical ideas underlying the project depicted and that project’s unique aesthetics – its particular color, mood, posture and tension. Together, they offer a rare and intriguing glimpse into Mr. Libeskind’s approach to some of his most famous projects in five countries, will include depictions of the architect’s signature work, the Jewish Museum Berlin (2001), and his 2003 master plan for Ground Zero in New York City.

In his 2004 memoir, Breaking Ground: Adventures in Life and Architecture, Mr. Libeskind described the importance of drawing to his creative process:

“The physical act of drawing with one’s hand is an important part of the architectural process. An architect needs to know how to draw; unless there is a connection of eye, hand, and mind, the drawing of the building will lose the human soul altogether and become an abstract exercise. I also believe that it’s only when they are drawing that architects have those Proustian moments—those instants in which they accidentally trip against the uneven stones of mind, triggering memories that magically unlock sorts of visions that underlie all great art.”