A collaborative drawing exhibit

By Adolfo Caballero

The exhibition “Drawings; Variable Geographies“is the result of a joint proposal between YAM Gallery and Galerie Talmart. Its first presentation was shown in summer 2013 at the Talmart Gallery, Beaubourg, Paris. In this second presentation, the galleries consolidate their professional collaboration with the curation of a new selection of works produced in recent years by artists, mainly from Arab and Latin American countries, born between the late ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

“Drawings; Variable Geographies”
Fri, Apr 11, 7pm
Yam Gallery & Galerie Talamart
Instituto Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 20

Massinissa Selmani (1980, Algeria) graduated with honors from the National School of Fine Arts in Tours, France. The presented group of works in graphite has a direct political and social content. Massinissa’s drawings are part of the new acquisitions of Centre George Pompidou.

Cisco Jiménez (1969, Cuernavaca) is a renowned artist whose work has been shown in several important exhibitions worldwide including the Venice Biennale (collaboration with Jimmy Durham), Contemporary Art Fair, Basel, Biennale Montreal, MACO DF, etc. Cisco presents a group of works created especially for this show.

Nidhal Chameck (1985, Tunisia) attained his PhD from the Academy of Fine Arts in La Sorbonne and resides in Paris. His precise and strongly political works have been selected for the 2014 Dakar Biennale.

Realität Collective (Mexico DF) is a multimedia art project, led by Manu Escalante, who has significant experience in museums and international art festivals. They have been reviewed by specialized media as the prestigious Creative Applications and Creator’s Project, and in newspapers such as Le Monde, Daily Mail and La Jornada, among others. Part of this work was curated by Marie Moébius for the ‘Black Room’ Hall Dessin at Atelier Richelieu, Paris, in 2013.

“Drawings; Variable Geographies,” curated by Marc Monsallier and Adolfo Caballero, offers new work from artists represented by their respective galleries:

Shadi Alzaqzouq (Palestine) is a controversial artist, here showing for the first time in Latin America. His powerful references to Islam, Punk, Rock & Roll and youth movements are presented as allusions to the outbreak of the recent revolutions in the Arab World.

Adam Chamandy (1982, Montreal) One of the most active YAM Gallery artists participates with his ‘3000’ sculpture/drawing/video-animation, plus some of his acclaimed calligraphies from the series ‘Dead Art’.

Nicolas Jaoul (1981, Toulouse) A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in Toulouse and one of the most active artists of his city,  he presents a fine work that reflects on the landscape and the cosmos.

Cristóbal Gajardo (1978, Santiago, Chile) participates with two works shown in Contemporary Drawing Fair in Paris, 2013 and two new pieces created for this exhibition.

Taka Fernández (1968, Mexico DF) One of Mexico’s most important painters, with a great international career, Taka will show a group of five drawings.

Rodrigo Mesa (1967, Santiago, Chile) lives between Buenos Aires and Santiago. For this, his first exhibition in Mexico, he shows a group of mixed media collages.

Manolo Arriola (1971, Mexico DF) is a filmmaker and illustrator whose work has been featured in festivals in Mexico and internationally. A teacher in La Esmeralda, his art has been exhibited at Galerie Le Duche and Atelier Richelieu in Paris.

Adriana Pérez Castañeda (1982, Tampico) Graduated from the Instituto Allende (University of Guanajuato) in 2013, she presents a selection from her elegant thesis exhibition.

For a guided visit to the exhibition on April 9 or 10 please contact YAM, 415-150-6052.


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