Botto e Bruno
P. Nicolas Ledoux
Danielle de Picciotto
Carlos Mare 139 Rodriguez
Anne Laure Sacriste
An exhibition that mixes artists from all over the world, for the third edition of this overflowing show completely dedicated to drawing. The gallery is temporarily transforming it into a cabinet of curiosities, a clandestine production workshop, an official and unofficial showcase of contemporary drawing. Following the established protocol, each gallery artist will present one or more guests.
The Magda Danysz gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of only drawings for the third time. A very original exhibition that mixes artists from all over the world. For the third edition of this overflowing exhibition completely dedicated to drawing, which will invade the second floor of the gallery, temporarily transforming it into a cabinet of curiosities, a clandestine production workshop, an official and unofficial showcase of contemporary drawing. Following the established protocol, each gallery artist will present one or more guests, illustrating Sol LeWitt’s quote with generosity and ferocious acuity : “Drawing is first and foremost a mental practise”.
“Everything starts with drawing”, said Alberto Giacometti ; that’s also why the Magda Danysz gallery is creating an exhibition around it : so we don’t forget that drawing once had - and still owes itself to have - an important place in art. Drawing definitely deserves its place in contemporary art : it studies reality, figurative or non-figurative, it reveals a pure interpretation combined with technique.
The exhibition was fostered by the will to create a tangle of works, ideas, achievements but also a very special association of gallery artists and their guests. For that’s the idea behind it : different gallery artists chose to invite another fellow artist in order for him/her to show his/her work. The visitors are then faced with the questions : who invited who ? why ? …which results in a sort of affinity and respect labyrinth that spreads on the walls of the gallery. Which each new work a new world reveals itself : is it a simple human relationship or a conceptual, technical link that binds the drawings together ? The enigma awaits to be answered, but what’s sure is that the idea of creating a special link between artists was a success.
With: Peter Arkle, Damien Beguet, Armand Béhar, YoanBéliard, Pierre Beloüin, Botto e Bruno, Christian Boulicaut, Aliki Braine, Julien Couty, Alain Delorme, Olivier Filippi, Gosia Galas, Jérémie Gindre, Christian Gonzenbach, Frank Hülsbömer, Jordin Isip, Jonone, Kosta Kulundzic, P. Nicolas Ledoux, Jean-Luc Lemaire, Guillaume Linard, Mireille Loup & Stéphane Jourdois, Guillaume Mary, Tom Mason, Rob Matthews, Bartolomeo Migliore, Miss Van, Laurina Paperina, Didier Petit, Françoise Pétrovitch, Danielle de Picciotto, Jerome Poret, Carlos "Mare 139" Rodriguez, Anne Laure Sacriste, Samantha Simpson, Chloe Steele, Icon Tada, Yann Taillefer, Nicolas Tilly, Jeanne Verdoux, Davor Vrankic, West, Eric White and their friends …
Image: Tom Mason, drawing, 2008
Opening: saturday dec 20th, 08 from 6 to 9PM
Galerie Magda Danysz
78, rue Amelot Paris 11 - France