Lines of luck

Exhibition's Photo Gallery - Slideshow

Jean-Baptiste Akim Calistru, Untitled, 2008, graphite on paper, 730/1000 cm, © de l'artiste
Claire Chandelier, «Le Labyrinthe», 2007, black stone, graphite and acrylic on canvas, 8 x 2,50 m, © of the artist
Théodora Fragiadakis,« sans titre » ,2009, 36 x 26.7 cm, felt, ink , watercolor © the artist
Julie Fruchon, « 21 x 29.7 », 2009, critérium sur papier, dimensions variables, photo : Dide Rivera, courtesy de l'artiste.
Kristina Heckova © the artist
Marc Johnson,« Banquet( After Dürer)» , 2009, 4,18 x 1,90 cm,ink on paper Omega 310g/ m² © the artist
Tshituka Patricia Kutendakana, « loup et indigène »  , 2009, mixed media © the artist
Anne Leclerc,« fumées », Paris, 2009, Installation of 12 drawings, papers, graphite, pencils, 160 x 200 cm, © collection particulière

« 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.»

Bernard Moninot

* 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


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