Drawing Now 2019 highlights

Drawing Now is the name of a historical exhibition that was held in the MoMA at 1976. Check out the MoMA page, its a real treasure, it allows you to dive into every bit of this exhibition. dont miss the catalog, the press release (typing machine is so nostalgic ) the artist list, the works with the curator hand writing comments and more…

Fast forward to the present the latest Drawing Now art fair in Paris, has changed artistic directors.

It is interesting to see how much influence a detail like that has on the overall vibe. French cultural icons can be rather ‘old white man club’, It is nice to replace them with a fresh international Fem touch. get a glimpse of what the fair looks like here:

My first impression was the Pierrette Bloch’s stand, warm grey walls brings out the white paper so elegantly, the press release of the gallery here .

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Just around the corner at Gallery Eric Dupont you can see a beautiful expo by Paul Pagk

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Hanns Schimansky: L’Espace de la ligne at the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery

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Congratulation to my friend Katrin Bremermann for her duo with German Stegmaier at Goethe institute in Paris and great job to martin for putting that together

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I always thought Paul and German represents two sides of the same coin in the way they exploit their frame.

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It was a nice surprise to see Marine Pagès papers at Gallery Bernard Jordan. hopefully we will see more of them in Paréidolie Marseilles in the summer …

Fix & Flow

One of my tools to decode a situation is to name the FIX & FLOW

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Going to the studio is a FIX, the work I do is the FLOW

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Going to surf is a FIX, which wave you get is the FLOW

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A camera is a FIX the pictures we take are the FLOW

This blog is the FIX, the posts in it are the FLOW

I find its better to deal only with the FIX to enable the FLOW, rather than trying to micro manage the flow.

For ex: taking the kids to book store once a week is a FIX which book they take is their FLOW.

Control system deal with both FIX & FLOW

Support system deal only with the FIX to Enable the FLOW

Table painting

The hardware store is my constant source of inspiration. This wooden table comes with a metric ruler on it, folded legs, and a suitcase handle. I could not resist it’s charm…

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PewDiePie & Socrates

If you are raising a teen you must have heard of this guy PewDiePie, He has more than 90 millions followers on YouTube and considered by his fans as a culture hero/ gamer / meme reviewer / an original creator and a celeb / artist.

anyhow

I am not sure what made this oxymoron happened but here PDP charming his way through the republic by Socrates, written by Plato.

And why should you listen?

One of the ideas discussed in this book is that philosophers are happier because they are all about the truth.

What is the truth? I know I am extremely interested in how things are. how systems work. what works what doesn’t work. expression and impact. Is that the truth?

Looking at the art world we are such a living example of how each has his own truth and each argues that is the official truth.

So can one be interested in “D” truth or its forever a personal context truth?