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Exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions

Anniversary of the Aurelie Nemours Foundation — 20 years

Collective exhibition

Curator: Serge Lemoine

June 30 — September 21, 2022

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of this Prize, with a delay due to the pandemic, an exhibition is organised by the Aurelie Nemours Association with a choice of works by each of the laureates, presented in the rooms of the Drawing Lab, 17 rue de Richelieu in Paris from June 30 to September 21, 2022.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue and its opening will coincide in the same venue with the presentation of the 2021 prize to Pe Lang and Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri on 30 June 2022 by Mr Xavier Darcos, Chancellor of the Institut de France.

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Current exhibition

I See a Bird / Je vois un oiseau

Chourouk Hriech

Curator of the exhibition: Jérôme Sans

March 18 — June 15, 2022

The exhibition I See a Bird / Je vois un oiseau is the scene of multiple narratives, a succession of “drawn voyages,” where changing landscapes, real or fictional, blend into each other. Connected in a fluid and borderless environment, birds are our guides here. Free and autonomous, they embody the problems of lines, trajectories, energy (“creative wings”), the ways of the world, and landscapes, which all permeate the work of Chourouk Hriech. Through drawing, the artist creates a metaphorical location, a city-world whose main inhabitants are birds that are also witnesses to the ecological crisis.

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Upcoming exhibitions

Circinus. Three points. Two traits

François Réau

Curator: Léo Marin

October 14, 2022 — January 5, 2023

Whatever the drawing, it always starts with a dot, then a line to a second point, and so on. A bit like the projection of a future journey between point A and point B. This is also in this way that we connected the stars in the night sky, how the constellations were drawn and how they are still represented today.

This succession of points linked by lines, which allows us to project and imagine a drawing in space, is intended to be the starting point of the Circinus project.

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Upcoming exhibitions

Pulp.e

Benjamin Hochart

Curator: Fabienne Bideaud

April 14, 2023 — September 6, 2023

The Pulp-e project questions the construction of the image, in its reappropriation, in its writing, in its transposition, includes the body, in order to make us wander in possible narratives. The title refers to the specific typology of pulp (popular comics) and the addition of the E proposes a concrete meaning, the pulp. A hybrid title, the exhibition will present several states: scenarios, set elements, films. The popular and folkloric forms taken up and drawn by Benjamin Hochart will go beyond the framework of the sheet of paper and the Drawing Lab will become the theater of a new narrative whose various scenarios will be activated by the spectator.

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Previous Productions

The Black Number

Nicolas Daubanes

Drawing Now Awards 2021

January 29 — March 4, 2022

The black numeral refers to the difference in subjectivity between two opposing forces. Between fantasy and rationalism, these figures ultimately prove to be false since they are based on an unknown. It is these unknowns that Nicolas Daubanes is attacking. The exhibition Le Chiffre Noir is not a pleasure walk. Quite the contrary. The subjects treated by the artist are neither beautiful nor light. And yet. In his practice, Nicolas Daubanes confronts the strongest or most fragile materials that are created from fire. For this solo exhibition at the Drawing Lab, concrete, glass, ceramics, iron filings (signature)… are works that carry stories that question us in our relationship with the past and the collective memory.

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Previous Productions

RESOUNDING SONGS

Vanessa Enríquez

Curator: Frida Robles

October 16, 2021 — January 12, 2022

Around the world, the oldest artistic expressions are linked to a spiritual approach and most of them have been discovered inside caves. The cave is a universal archetype of self-reflection and communication with other kingdoms, closely related to the symbol of the “heart”. Using the heart of the cave as a mythological setting and anchor, Vanessa Enríquez has withdrawn and connected over the past year to the ancestral practices of drawing, singing and ritual using the VHS magnetic tape as a drawing tool, musical instrument and talisman.

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Previous Productions

DRAWING POWER – Children of Compost

Group exhibition

Curator: Joana P. R. Neves

26 JUNE - 30 SEPTEMBER 2021

The exhibition DRAWING POWER – Children of Compost explores the sometimes unsuspected power of drawing to act and reflect on current ecological issues. Drawing creates shapes and representations, diagrams and patterns, scenes and figures. We need these new representations to imagine differently, and thus change our role on the planet: the way we conceive of life is the way we realize it.

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Previous Productions

Tout un film !

Collective exhibition

Curator: Joana P. R. Neves in collaboration with Françoise Lémerige

January 16 - February 28, 2021

The exhibition TOUT UN FILM! presents a collection of specimens selected from the collections of La Cinémathèque Française, which mingle with the works from the artists’ workshops as well as the collections of their galleries. Our selection sheds light on the cross influence of these two arts, from storyboarding to the very material of the making of the film, celluloid.

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Previous Productions

Tierradentro

Daniel Otero Torres

Curator: Anaïs Lepage

March 13 - June 17, 2021

Tierradentro , in English ”the land of the interior”, is the name of an archaeological site located in a mountainous and steep area of the Cauca Valley in Colombia on the Pacific coast. Famous for its hidden tombs and monumental monolithic sculptures, it houses the remnants of the pre-Columbian culture of the same name. Inspired by the architecture and location of the Drawing Lab, Daniel Otero Torres designs an exhibition covering the spaces of an underground tomb.

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Previous Productions

Orta Drawing Lab

Lucy + Jorge Orta

CURATOR: BLANDINE ROSELLE

13 MARCH 2020 - 29 OCTOBER 2020

Even though the practice of drawing is an essential component of their projects, Lucy and Jorge Orta have never shown the complete process of their creation, which relies in particular on drawing.

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