I draw, therefore I think | SOUTH SOUTH’s inaugural Curatorial Project curated by Jitish Kallat

SOUTH SOUTH is delighted to announce the first of its Curatorial Projects titled I draw, therefore I think curated by artist and curator Jitish Kallat.

60 Artists
28 Galleries
29 countries

This drawing project is prompted by Charles Darwin’s 1837 sketch ‘Tree of Life’ in which he scribbled down a framework for his speculations in his first “transmutation notebook”. This intuitive drawing of an evolutionary tree is headlined by the words ‘I think’ and is a precursor to Darwin’s radical theory of evolution, common descent, differential survival and natural selection.

Kallat invites artists and audiences to consider if Darwin first wrote the words ‘I think’ and then
proceeded to draw when words could not capture his emergent thoughts or if the drawing
preceded the words.

One exhibition. Two ways to view.
I draw, therefore I think can be viewed on the SOUTH SOUTH platform and on an interactive Miro board produced in collaboration with the Open Window Institute, allowing for multiple forms of engagement throughout the project’s duration.

Click here to view the project.


Sep 11 2021 - Oct 30 2021