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 Emmanuel Régent, Pendant qu’il fait encore jour (Palmyre), 2016, encre de Chine sur papier, 110 x 220 cm

Musée de Vence

  • Drawing, otherwise


Three contemporary artists – Christian Lhopital, Chourouk Hriech and Emmanuel Régent – are vesting the chateau walls surrounding Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing with their ephemeral works.

For a long time, it was deemed necessary to draw before you paint, but for nearly 20 years, drawing as an art medium has been a full-fledged craze. More financially accessible besides undoubtedly more intimate and timeless, nowadays, its virtues are constantly being extolled. In his time, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) divided his time equally between drawing and painting. His immense black and white drawings for the Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence in 1950 were the real inspiration for this exhibition. In addition to the master’s graphic works, which are part of the permanent collection, a journey through contemporary creative art takes up the first floor of the chateau-museum! Sol de Witt’s «Wall Drawing» entirely unveiled for the occasion. Created in situ in 2002 by the artist who marked the end of the 60s with his ephemeral wall drawings, delivering the concept and leaving others to execute them. Three contemporary artists respond to him here, each according to his own sensitivity. Emmanuel Régent retraces fragments of reality through a multitude of small hatched lines, while Chourouk Hriech plunges us into an imaginary milieu fundamentally linked to the body. And you can only oscillate between rapture and amazement at Christian Lhopital’s work, so subtle and vibrant is his drawing.

Jusqu’au 14 juin
Commissariat d’exposition : Philippe Piguet (à l’origine de la création de Drawing Now à Paris)