From Tuesday, March 9, 2010 to Saturday, March 27, 2010.
Artists: Anaïs Ysebaert, Alex Besikian, Jean-Baptiste Calistru, Claire Chandelier, Marie-Anna Delgado, Théodora Fragiadakis, Julie Fruchon, Judith Guibert, Kristina Heckova, Marc Johnson, Tshituka Patricia Kutendakana, Anne Leclerc, Marlène Mocquet, Juliette Moguenet, Adèle Occuly, Aurore Pallet, Luna Picoli-Truffaut, Hélène Rivière, Lionel Sabatté, Julien Segard, Augustin Steyer, Xue Sun, Fanny Terrier and Lei Xie
« Arts holds a knowledge about us that exceeds any other, and this knowledge takes the form of drawings, not a language.»
Jean Luc Nancy*
On the occasion of the salon of contemporary drawing, the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard and the Ecole Nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris present the work of students and recent graduates of the school for whom the practice of drawing is fundamental.
« The traditionnal relation between drawing and idea, the possibility of observing the creative process itself through the traces it leaves, now enhanced by new techniques and materials, open different perspectives on the space and materiality of contemporary drawing.
The aim of the exhibition presented at the Fondation d'entreprise Ricard is to introduce a series of graphic works by over twenty creators - all from the ENSBA - for whom it is a central practice and a means of expression of its own.
The practice of drawing typically involves traditional tools, but it may also use other, non-paper media. With serial drawing, installation drawing, mural drawing, drawing in movement, etc., the works exhibited show a great diversity of aesthetic choices and much singularity in the form or apparatus they depend on.
These works and their graphic experimentations attest to the emergence of new designs for what may be called "expanded drawing" (just as Novalis once wrote of "expanded poetry") and its constant redefinition of the practice.»
* extract : Le plaisir au dessin, Editions Galilée, p 63.
This exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Editions des Beaux-arts de Paris « Lignes de Chance » bringing together the contribution of artists, writers, musicians, philosophers, etc... with a practical design, and a part devoted to the exhibition.
Prologue by Jean-Luc Nancy and introduction by Bernard Moninot.
Price : 15 €
Partner of : paridudessin par le Salon du dessin contemporain
The piece of Lionel Sabatté is supported by Solobox
Media partner : KIBLIND
Camille Paulhan in www.lacritique.org