Ingrand La découverte du cabinet de dessins
29 May - 5 July 2008
Wednesday 28th May, 6-8 pm
plaster, of drawing, of islands…
The discovery of the Cabinet of Drawings as archeological discovery
(literally) in 2002 as a cabinet of drawing in the space of
(The discovery was made the other way round, from the side of
The room discovered is blue (fresco).
Every part of the blue wall that was taken down is transferred
on to canvas. It is the monochrome of the studio, an island…
The Cabinet of Drawings includes all of my drawings since childhood.
Upon the discovery of these drawings, a selection was made to
realize the series of drawings called ‘Re-drawings’
(2002). The present exhibition represents the re-presentation
of the Cabinet of Drawings at the scale of 1:1. In cinematic
production this is called ‘une découverte’.
Each work is a combination of drawing and painting.
The rule of the three layers
Julien Gasquet to Cézanne about Courbet: ‘…a
master of the pallet knife’.
Kant: Critique of Judgement, Book 1: Analytic of the
beautiful, § 14
dessin) is what is essential: in design the basis for
any involvement of taste is not what gratifies us in sensation,
but merely what we like because of its form. The colours that
illuminate the outline belong to charm. Though they can indeed
make the object itself vivid to sense, they cannot make it beautiful
and worthy of being beheld. Rather, usually the requirement
of beautiful form severely restricts [what] colors [may be used],
and even where the charm [of colors] is admitted it is still
only the form that refines the colors.
Gilles Deleuze: Desert Islands and other Texts, 1953-1974
First, it is true that from the deserted island it is not creation
but re-creation, not the beginning but a re-beginning that takes
place. The deserted island is the origin, but a second origin.
From it everything begins anew. The island is the necessary
minimum for this re-beginning, the material that survives the
first origin, the radiating seed of egg that must be sufficient
to re-produce everything. Clearly, this presupposes that the
formation of the world happens in two stages, in two periods
of time, birth and re-birth, and that the second is just as
necessary and essential as the first, and thus the first is
necessarily compromised, born for renewal and already renounced
in a catastrophe. It is not that there is a second birth because
there has been a catastrophe, but the reverse there is a catastrophe
after the origin because there must be, from the beginning,
a second birth.
For enquiries, please contact
Andrew Mummery at: email@example.com
Wolfram Schnelle at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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