During the exhibitions, the center organizes many complementary events to deepen the reflection on contemporary drawing. Historians, researchers or sociologist are regularly invited to question the issues, possibilities and limits of contemporary drawing, as well as enlighten work of the artists welcomed at the Drawing Lab.


Around the exhibition Élisée, une biographie

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – 7pm

Interview between Christine Phal, director and founder of the Drawing Lab Paris and Solenn Morel, curator of the exhibition.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – 7pm

Interview with Thomas Giraud, author of the book Élisée, before streams and mountains. Cancelled


  • Strings – exhibition by Keita Mori, accompanied by the curator Gaël Charbau
    Wednesday 19th of April, 2017, at 7pm: Conversation between Gaël Charbau, curator, and the artist Keita Mori
    Wednesday 17th of May, 2017, at 7pm: Conversation led by Gaël Charbau, between Dana Diminescu, sociologist and professor at Télécom Paris Tech and the artist Keita Mori
  • Cité-Fantôme – exhibition by Pia Rondé and Fabien Salei, accompanied by the curator Léa Bismuth :
    Wednesday 10th of January 2018 at 7pm: Conversation between the duo, Pia Rondé and Fabien Saleil, and the curator Léa Bismuth, the architect Luca Merlini and the Drawing Lab’s Director, Christine Phal.
  • Ce qui me traverse – exhibition by Gaelle Chotard accompanied by the curator Valentine Meyer :
    Wednesday 31st of May 2018, at 7pm: Conversation between the artist Gaelle Chotard and Valentine Meyer.
  • Danse de travers – exhibition by Christian Lhopital accompanied by the curator Jean-Hubert Martin :
     Tuesday 4th  of  December, at 7pm: Conversation between the artist Christian Lhopital, the curator Jean-Hubert Martin and the Drawling Lab’s director Christine Phal.
  • The Projective Drawing – exhibition curated by Brett Littman
    Wednesday 18th of June 2019 at 7pm: Brett Littman discusses the origins and philosophy of the exhibition and how the concept of the projective drawing expands our interpretative understand of the medium.
    Wednesday, September at 7pm: Interview between Christine Phal, Sumiko Oé-Gottini and Michel Roué about the collaboration between Master Kunihiko Moriguchi and Sèvres Manufacture & Musée nationaux. 

Keita Mori, Strings, exhibition view, detail, 2017, © Rebecca Fanuele