Programmation 2018 – 2019

Christian Lhopital, preliminary sketch for the project  « Danse de travers »

Christian Lhopital, Danse de travers, September 2018
Curator: Jean-Hubert Martin

The purpose of Christian Lhopital’s project is to drive the visitors in a movement that accompanies and envelops them during their journey. A long parietal artwork will go from the staircase to the large room, alternating ghosts, spirits and other revenants which are dear to the artist, at the pace of a frantic sarabande, a wrongly Dance. The overlapping of biological organs, of mutant cells and oneiric figures oscillate between the burlesque and the macabre. Paper panels covered with drawings fall from the ceiling, which create a breach in the panoramic view.

Michail Michailov, I am everywhere, 31st January – 22nd February 2019

“In the exhibition „I am everywhere I am showing drawings of my series dust to dust in different forms. There are a lot of aspects, who can be seen by looking at the colored pencil drawings. My main issue in my art is the theme of existence. By questioning what makes sence in life I am influenced of the knowledge of how much and how less human science knows at the same time and how relative human views can be seen – just like the slightly different view of real dust and hand colored pencil dust.
With this background I am creating an interacting space, showing an artificial microcosmos of dust, stains and grease spots, which original accumulated in my studio. This high level of drawing effort to reproduce something what is actually totaly useless, playfully raises questions of meaning and value of man and art. The unconscious gets into awareness. Things unlikely to be seen become visible.”

                                                                                                                                 Michail Michailov

Michail Michailov, drawing on paper, exhibition « Dust to dust »

Nikolaus Ganstere, Thinking Drawing Diagram, 2011, chalk on blackboard, variable dimensions © Nikolaus Gansterer

Nikolaus Gansterer, ) () Drawing as Thinking in action, 22nd March – 15th June 2019
Curator: Jeanette Pacher

In his artistic and performative practice, Nikolaus Gansterer applies an expanded and open notion of drawing based on his understanding of thinking and drawing being analogous processes. He is thus concerned with the fundamental question of how to translate and visualise thought processes, both conscious and subconscious.Presenting several new and on-site works next to existing ones, Gansterer’s innovative methods such as ad hoc notations, self-reporting, or space-body diagrams are explored and together cast a fresh light on drawing, namely as a tool for thinking in action.

The duo of artists Florentine and Alexandre Lamarche-Ovize
Curator: Solenn Morel

Since their beginnings, Florentine and Alexandre Lamarche-Ovize claim a filiation of the movement Arts and Crafts, which was founded by William Morris, a militant for the reconciliation of low and high arts. Being painters, ceramists, sculptors, and furniture creators at the same time, they proclaim a practice of drawing freed from its academic conventions. They naturally focused their most recent research on the figure Elisée Reclus and his journey. Former communard and astounding pedagogue to whom knowledge handover should go over geographical and social boundaries, he is the author of « Universal Geography ». While the words of the libertarian geographer are enough to echo the noises of the forest or the water flowing, Florentine and Alexandre Lamarche-Ovize intend to recreate a mass of landscape – throughout drawings, silkscreen printings, printings on fabric, as well as ceramics with invigorating colours – recalling the pleasure of wandering in nature, a place of tonic effect and renewing according to the author’s own words.

Florentine et Alexandre Lamarche-Ozive, Fantin-Latour, Un cocktail, 2017, charcoal wall, 280 x 350 cm, Marea, individual exhibition, Gallery Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain. © Daviz Zarzoso