Gabrielle Maubrie

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Draw me a sheep

14 Mar - 20 Apr 2014

Mark Lombardi
DRAW ME A SHEEP
Dessine-moi un mouton
14 March - 20 April 2014

The famous phrase of Saint-Exupéry in his book The Little Prince is an example of the theme of representations. As the Little Prince was never satisfied of the drawing of the sheep that Saint-Exupéry was making, the latter, in desperation, finally drew a box inside which was the sheep of the Little Prince. To his surprise, it corresponded best to the representation that the Little Prince was expecting.
Representation is in the mind of the person who made it, and if often very different from the person who is trying to understand it. The distance is often very large between what we want to represent, and what others understand of our representation.
The drawing is a medium that allows the individual to shape a story that he invents. A story composed from his own experience. The importance of drawings is therefore not the aesthetic quality but what he is telling.

Works by:

DENNIS ADAMS
RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER
MARCEL BROOTHAERS
SPENCER FINCH
JEONG A KOO
JOSEPH HAVEL
REBECCA HORN
MARK LOMBARDI
JONATHAN MONK
MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO
JUDIT RIEGL
ALLEN RUPPERSBERG
MARKUS SCHINWALD
DAVID SHRIGLEY
ROBERT SMITHSON
NANCY SPERO
SANDRA VASQUEZ DE LA HORRA
ANDY WARHOL
KRZYSZTOF WODICZKO
 

Tags: Dennis Adams, Richard Artschwager, Spencer Finch, Joseph Havel, Rebecca Horn, Sandra Vasquez de la Horra, Mark Lombardi, Jonathan Monk, M. Pistoletto, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Allen Ruppersberg, Markus Schinwald, David Shrigley, Nancy Spero, Andy Warhol, Krzysztof Wodiczko