Teachers also scribble...

From wednesday 8 february 2023 to friday 21 april 2023

Wednesday to Sunday, 1pm-7pm

Cabinet des dessins et arts graphiques

14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris

Echoing the exhibition Gribouillage / Scarabocchio, from Leonardo da Vinci to Cy Twombly, the Drawing and Graphic Arts Department of Beaux-Arts de Paris presents for the first time a group exhibition of artists who are professors and former professors of the School.

With the sketches, sources, paths, thought processes and creations of forty teachers from the Beaux-Arts de Paris, Les professeurs gribouillent aussi... offers an encounter with the genesis of the works of these artists and constitutes a unique testimony to the creation of a unique testimony to today's creation.

The exhibition explores the diversity of doodling practices within the School - drawing, printmaking, digital printing, video, sculpture and mosaic - and addresses its different facets: from the drawings that accumulate in the studio to nourish future creations and are and are regularly discarded, to the scribbling as a field of possibilities, a field of experimentation and a space of freedom necessary for creation freedom necessary for creation, which allows for a renewed, more immediate practice.

Artists exhibited: Pascale Accoyer, June Allen, Götz Arndt, Hicham Berrada, Mireille Blanc, Olivier Blanckart, Wernher Bouwens, Pierre Buraglio, Marie José Burki, Stéphane Calais, Nina Childress, Claude Closky, Clément Cogitore, Philippe Cognée, Hélène Delprat, Laurent Esquerré, Sylvie Fanchon, Dominique Figarella, Gilgian Gelzer, Jean-Yves Jouannais, Carole Leroy, Frédérique Loutz, Jack McNiven, Annette Messager, Bernard Moninot, Eva Nielsen, Aurélie Pagès, Julien Prévieux, James Rielly, Vincent Rioux, Anne Rochette, Michel Salerno, Daniel Schlier, Julien Sirjacq, Valérie Sonnier, Nathalie Talec, Djamel Tatah, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Tatiana Trouvé and Fabrice Vannier.

Curator: Hélène Gasnault, curator of drawings at Beaux-Arts de Paris



Preface by Alexia Fabre, Director of the Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Text by Hélène Gasnault, curator of drawings and curator of the exhibition.

96 pages
Price €20
Available in February 2023


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5, 10 or 15 €, the choice is yours!

The ticket office in charge invites each visitor coming to discover an exhibition at the Beaux-Arts de Paris to choose his or her entrance ticket from among 3 proposed rates: 5 €, 10 € or 15 €. Contribute according to your means, your passion and your desire for commitment!

Ticketing on site only.

Free of charge (on presentation of a valid receipt):

• under 26 years old

• students and teachers of the National Higher Schools of Art and Architecture of the Ministère de la Culture

• students from member institutions of the University of Paris-Sciences-et- Lettres (PSL)

• students of the École du Louvre

• holders of the Ministère de la Culture card

• Amis des Beaux-Arts de Paris

• card holder : Maison des Artistes, ICOM, ICOMOS, Association française des commissaires d’exposition (CEA)

• journalists

• jobseekers, recipients of minimum social benefits

• civilian disabled and war-disabled (with an attendant)