Programmation 2018 – 2019

The programmation of this non-profit space is defined by the artistic committee.

Christian Lhopital, preliminary sketch for the exhibition  Danse de travers

Christian Lhopital, Danse de travers

October 16th 2018 – January 9th 2019

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

January 31st – February 22nd 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.

Collective exhibition The Projective Drawing

June 28th – September 20th 2019

Curator: Brett Littman

The Drawing Lab Paris is pleased to announce the upcoming group exhibition The Projective Drawing, curated by Brett Littman, Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum and former Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York. This exhibition was originally developed for the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York and was on-view from February to May 2018.

The exhibition is based on The Projective Cast, a book published in 1995 by architectural historian Robin Evans that defines a new way to explain how we “see” architecture by incorporating all sensations that underpin the human experience of built structures (mental, physical, and emotional).

Brigitte Mahlknecht, Fast Architektur #5, 2017, crayon de cire sur papier apprêté, 55,8 x 41,7 cm, © Brigitte Mahlknecht

Florentine & Alexandre Lamarche-Ovize, Suite (Tome 1), 60 x 45 cm, pigment printing and gouache, original edition, © Galerie 8+4, Bernard Chauveau

Florentine & Alexandre Lamarche-Ovize, Élisée, une biographie

13th October 2019 – 9th January 2020

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.