Baukuh: On John Hejduk's Drawing for ‘Fabrication’: Energy, 1972

Baukuh, On John Hejduk's Draiwng for 'Fabrication', 1972 – Drawing Matter

Baukuh (*2004), Paolo Carpi (*1974), Silvia Lupi (*1973), Vittorio Pizzigoni (*1975), Giacomo Summa (*1976), Pier Paolo Tamburelli (*1976) and Andrea Zanderigo (*1974), On John Hejduk's Drawing for 'Fabrication': Energy, 1972, 2018. Model.

John Hejduk’s take on Corbusian purism liberates the very same forms from the kind of gravitas there at their inception, in the 1920s. Once pregnant forms – conceived and refined during extensive morning painting sessions – they become in Hejduk’s production, as light as the effort to draw them using a felt pen, barely more serious than a series of sketches made while phoning. Obviously there’s a lot of vitality in this newfound lightness and in decoupling forms and ideologies. 

We move the game one step further, at the risk of losing something: what if we erase the tenuous link between architecture proper and Hejduk’s drawings? What if his drawings were to be understood as one-to-one representations of little three-dimensional entities? What if we consider his drawings as a set of instructions for producing fancy toys for fancy children?

– Baukuh

To see Baukuh's fabrication and drawings, alongside Hejduk's original. Click here to see a full list of participants, and here to return to the curatorial statement, along with a slide show.