For this 15th anniversary edition, the Drawing Now Art Fair team is designing a program of talks inviting different personalities to discuss their approaches to contemporary drawing. Artist interviews and round tables will allow the public to deepen their knowledge of an artist, a drawing practice or to look back on the 15 years of the fair. The talks will be moderated in turn by Joana P.R. Neves, artistic director of the fair since 2018, curator and independent author as well as Philippe Piguet, art critic, independent curator and artistic director of the fair from 2010 to 2018. Pascal Neveux, director of frac Picardie, - a partner structure of Drawing Now Art Fair since 2021 - will also speak during an artist interview. All the talks - a program of meetings with international personalities - will take place at the Espace Talks on level -1 of the Carreau du Temple. Each talk lasts 1 hour and will be found on our Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/ drawingnowparis.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Hyperdrawing (in French) / Moderation: Joana P.R. Neves with Nathalie Chaix (Director of the Jenisch Museum, Vevey), Françoise Pétrovitch (Artist) and Barbara Soyer (Curator, co-founder and co-editor of The Drawer and coordinator of the XL Drawing Chair at the Beaux-Arts de Paris)
What happens when the drawing leaves the intimacy of the sheet? This year's curatorial theme is Hyperdrawing, namely, a drawing based on protocols, the body (of the artist or the viewer) and the exhibition space. Our guests have a theoretical, curatorial and artistic practice in this dimension of drawing, which they will expose through images and exchanges
Artist interview with Jean-Luc Verna (in French) / Moderation: Philippe Piguet
Born in 1966, Jean-Luc Verna considers drawing as a backbone that makes everything else stand: photography, cinema, music, tattooing. It is in the precisely elaborate gesture of the drawing that he was able to find a complex form, which is part of a process of folding of memory and emergence of the present.
Friday, May 20, 2022
The body of drawing ( in English) / Moderation : Joana P.R. Neves with Ludwig Seyfarth (Curator) and Katrin Ströbel (Artist)
What role does the body play in drawing? Is it only represented - imaged? But what about the drawing body, and that of the spectator? Our guests reflected on these questions, both from the point of view of the exhibition and the practice of drawing, but also from the point of view of his thought.
Artist interview with Anaïs Lelièvre (in French) / Moderation: Pascal Neveux (Director of Frac Picardie)
Born in 1982, Anaïs Lelièvre holds a DNSEP from the Rouen School of Art and a PhD from the University of Paris 1. Based on experiences of territories, his drawings restore transversal dynamics, oscillating from ceramics to installation, between scriptural concentration and monumental deployment, contextual inscriptions and nomadic fluctuations. Developing a spatial approach to drawing, his work has been developing in residence since the end of 2015, abroad and in France.
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Comics as a teaching tool (in French) / Moderation: Joana P.R. Neves with Joann Sfar (Comic book artist and professor at the Beaux-Arts de Paris)
What can comics do in the teaching of art and drawing in particular? Joann Sfar is a workshop leader at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. This storyteller whose drawing practice is daily, shares his unique journey, as well as how his practice can bring a new freshness within artistic higher education.
Collecting contemporary drawing (in English) / Moderation: Joana P.R. Neves with Francesca Bellini Joseph (Collector) and Grégory Lang (Art Advisor and independent curator)
Collecting drawings, but also exhibiting or discovering them in galleries is a unique approach in the world of the art market. Our guests will detail their relationship to this innovative territory, from the perspective of the collection, but also from the market and galleries.
Sunday 22 May 2022
15 years already... So what about drawing? / Moderation: Philippe Piguet (historian and art critic, artistic director of Drawing Now Art Fair from 2010 to 2018) with Émilie Bouvard (scientific director of the Giacometti Foundation, Paris), Johana Carrier (curator of exhibitions and editorial director of Roven éditions), Marc Donnadieu (chief curator at the Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne) and Massinissa Selmani (artist)
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Drawing Now Art Fair, the purpose of this round table is:
- to return to the history of an institution that has greatly contributed to the revival of contemporary drawing in France, and elsewhere;
- to highlight how drawing has developed over the last fifteen years with regard to different technical and societal paradigms;
- to question its reception with collectors, whether institutional or private, and to measure the inflections of its market.
A DAILY PROGRAM OF MEETINGS WITH INTERNATIONAL PERSONALITIES
The talks of the 2020 edition
Talk cinema: Around the work of William Kentridge
Talk: JoAnn Hickey, collector
Artist interview: Julien Tiberi, nominated for the Drawing Now Award 2020
Artist interview: Nicolas Daubanes, nominated for the Drawing Now Award 2020
Artist interview: Odonchimeg Davaadorj, nominated for the Drawing Now Award 2020
Artist interview: Mathieu Dufois, nominated for the 2020 Drawing Now Award
Artist interview: Delphine Gigoux-Martin, nominated for the 2020 Drawing Now Award
The talks of the 2019 edition
Artist interview: Marianne Mispelaëre
Artist interview: Jorinde Voigt
Talk: ACTION! – The performance drawing
Talk: What can drawing teach us?
Artist interview: Martial Raysse
Talk: tribute to Pierrette Bloch
Talk: The Female Monster
Talk: The Politics of Drawing: Us & Them