Mrzyk & Moriceau — Poppies are also Flowers 2/4

Exhibition

Drawing

Mrzyk & Moriceau
Poppies are also Flowers 2/4

Past: March 9 → April 14, 2012

Ideas don’t come out of nowhere. Though the classical definition of drawing (the disegno, the intention) directly involves the power to express concepts, when they do appear, what are their sources and what forms do they imply? Mrzyk & Moriceau offer two possible answers to this double-barrelled question: belated reactivity — one idea triggering another, just as it arises out of another; and the concept of the layer, of one thing concealing another. But then comes yet another question: what really lies behind a drawing?

Petra Mrzyk and Jean-François Moriceau have been working together since 1998. In recent years they have had many exhibitions both personal — Ratio 3, Los Angeles; La Caixa, Barcelona; Villa Arson, Nice, and elsewhere — and collective: Chapelle du Genêteil, Château-Gontier; Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine; Loftprojekt ETAGI, St Petersburg; Bétonsalon, Paris, etc). Their works are to be found in many private collections in France and the United States, as well as in public institutions including France’s National Contemporary Art Collection, the Poitou-Charentes, Pays de la Loire and Ile-de-France Regional Contemporary Art Collections, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MoMA in New York and LACMA in Los Angeles. They have also made music videos for Air and Sébastien Tellier.

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