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Calendar
Petra Mrzyk & Jean-François Moriceau [see all titles]
Les presses du réel Contemporary art [see all titles]
 Petra Mrzyk & Jean-François Moriceau Ephéméride
published in 2008
10,5 x 15 cm
365 removable pages (365 ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-84066-298-3
EAN: 9782840662983
out of print
 
365 drawings specially done by Mrzyk & Moriceau for a 2009 calendar: one drawing a day as this prolific duo mingles everyday themes and images. Far from being separate works, however, these drawings interact, echo each other and join up in an ongoing movement. Whether cynical, playful, grotesque or absurd, each drawing pulls us into its intuitively created world, mistreating the accepted norms, the limitations of the frame and the passing of time.
A widget made by Gaël Hugo from the calendar drawings can be freely downloaded by clicking here (for Mac).
Virtuoso exponents of line drawings of successions of figures with their roots in the unconscious and popular culture, Mrzyk & Moriceau use a wide range of formats and mediums to propose a shifted glance on the real world as much as on the practice of drawing itself.
The subject of monographic exhibitions in Spain (Caixa Forum, Barcelona), Germany (Schnitt Ausstellungsraum, Cologne), Switzerland (Mamco, Geneva) and the United States (LACMA, Los Angeles), Mrzyk & Moriceau's work is to be found in many public collections, notably the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, where a wall painting is on permanent display.