For the second year running, DRAWING NOW PARIS is organizing a series of events examining the concept of contemporary drawing. These TALKS will bring together collectors, curators and artists in discussions about the latest movements in drawing :
Thursday 11 April at 5pm: Why a FRAC devoted to contemporary drawing ?
As part of the 30th anniversary of FRAC (Regional Contemporary Art Funds), we take a look at FRAC Picardie, which is dedicated entirely to contemporary drawing.
Moderator: Jean-Christophe Castelain, chief redactor of the Journal des arts magazine.
With: Yves Lecointre, director of the FRAC Picardie.
Philippe Piguet, art critic.
Christian Lhopital, artist (chantiersBoîteNoire gallery).
Friday 12 April at 5pm: Is there such a thing as Swiss drawing ?
Beyond the graphical tradition, what can Swiss artists bring to this medium ?
Moderator: Olivier Kaeser, co-director of the Centre Culturel Suisse (Swiss Cultural Center) in Paris.
With: Julie Enckell-Juillard, ad interim director at the Musée Jenisch - Vevey.
André Rogger, curator of the Crédit Suisse collection.
Didier Rittener, artist (Lange+Pult gallery)
Saturday 13 April at noon: An Introduction to Drawing with Brett Littman, executive director of the Drawing Center New York.
Brett Littman highlights The Drawing Center's new programming philosophy and curatorial decisions that have shaped the institution's upcoming programming.
Saturday 13 April at 5pm: The drawing in the decorative arts process
Decoration? Modelling? Creative ideas? How are contemporary artists involved in decorative arts?
Moderator: Guy Boyer, chief editor of Connaissance des arts magazine.
With: Agnès Callu, curator of the graphics arts gallery of the musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris.
Laurence Maynier, delegate at the cultural development of Sèvres - Cité de la céramique.
Pierre-François Albert, collector.
Sunday 14 April at 12am: Graffiti, street art... where does drawing come into it?
Graphical art is obviously tangible, but is drawing present in other creative stages?
Moderator: Arnaud Oliveux, Auctioneer at Artcurial, specialized in Contemporary art and Street art auction.
With: Jane Doe 22, collective of artist,
David Benhamou, street art specialist and maquis art website founder.
About drawing... Interviews with artists by Philippe Piguet
Thursday 11 April at 12am: interview with Jérôme Zonder (in French)
Friday 12 April at 12am: interview with Damien Deroubaix (in French)
Sunday 14 April at 5pm: interview with Françoise Pétrovitch (in french)