Papeleo. Drawing Room Notebooks is a publication of irregular periodicity, opportunistic and and undisciplined, dedicated to international contemporary drawing. Its mission is supporting research and cultural dissemination in this field, both carried out within the specialized fair Drawing Room, which has the intention of becoming an observatory of the drawing practice of current artists.
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Papeleo Nº 4. Italian Panorama
The Drawing Room programme has lingered over various artistic traditions and contexts such as Chinese landscape painting, Japanese ink, the Buenos Aires scene, or figurative Italian classicism, to which a specific section was devoted at the Madrid edition of 2017. Let us again emphasise the rich and varied practice of contemporary drawing in Italy by devoting entirely to it this issue of Papeleo, created by the Bologna curator Antonio De Falco.
In Papeleo 4 works of sixteen artists are shown: 2501, Daniela Alfarano, Elvio Chiricozzi, Ericailcane, Fabricio Cotognini, Giulia Dall’Olio, Rocco Dubbini, Tamara Ferioli, Aldo Giannotti, Fausto Gilberti, Gilberto Giovagnoli, Eva Marisaldi, Laurina Paperina, Stefano Ricci, Michelangelo Setola and Nicola Toffolini.
In addition, three essential voices are heard. The curator Francesca Holsenn contributes an interesting reflection on drawing as a primitive graphic production of the idea. We recover a text by Francesco Moschini, the general secretary of the Accademia Nazionale San Luca, on the initiative set in motion in 2007 by the Rome institution to collect contemporary drawings. There is also an interview of Andrea Losavio, the gallery owner and curator of the Biennale del Disegno of Rimini, which helps us to understand the recent evolution of Italian drawing.
Trilingual edition: Spanish, Italian and English.
Papeleo Nº 3. Argentina desenha
This thrid issue of Papeleo, Argentina Draws, is dedicated to the drawing scene in Argentina. We have entrusted curator Deborah Reda with an undoubtedly challenging task, to select a group of artists who display different creative positions: Adriana Bustos, Alejandro Argüelles, Alejandro Pasquale, Ángeles Ascúa, Gastón Herrera, Mariana Sissia, Marina De Caro, Matías Ercole, Paula Otegui, Tomás Espina, Valeria Traversa and Viviana Blanco.
This issue is completed by an exciting three-voice interview with Eduardo Stupía, the great Argentine artist and theorist, and the rescue of La marca visible (The visible mark), a project shown at Artesantander Art Fair in 2017 made up of six artists from the Balearic Islands: Mònica Fuster, Albert Pinya, Cristòfol Pons, Isabel Servera, Cruz Ugarte and Damià Vives.
Trilingual edition: Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Papeleo Nº 2. Portefólio português
The second number, titled Portuguese Portfolio, comes up on the occasion of the first edition of Drawing Room Lisboa, which had place on October 2018 in the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes. It is dedicated to the works of remarkable portuguese artists who have been chosen by the portuguese curator Maira do Mar Fazenda. It also includes interviews with professionals, such as Emilia Ferreira (director of the Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon); Elsy Lanher (contemporary drawing curator for the Albertina Museum, Vienna) and Inmaculada Corcho (director of the ABC Museum of Drawing, Madrid).
The 25 selected artists for this second number are some of the most prominent artists of the portuguese art scene. These are: Adriana Molder, Anamary Bilbao, Ana Pérez Quiroga, António Poppe + Joana Fervença, Claire de Santa Coloma, Dayana Lucas, Diogo Pimentão, Gabriela Albergaria, Hugo Canolias, Marta Wengorovius, Mattia Dennise, Miguel ngelo Rocha, Musa paradisiaca, Nuno Henrique, Paulo Lisboa, Pedro A.H. Paixão, Pedro Gomes, Ramiro Guerreiro, Rui Horta Pereira, Rui Moreira, Sara Chang Yan, Susana Gaudêncio, Vasco Araújo and Von Calhau!
Trilingual edition: Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Papeleo Nº 1. Dibujo contemporáneo español
The first number, titled Spanish Contemporary Drawing, gathers the works of twenty two spanish artists who have made drawing the central medium of their respective practices, being their contribution recognised as deeply significant to the contemporary drawing scene. The reviews that we dedicate them are referred to their specialized work of the last few years, putting special focus on the works that have been present in the two first editions of Drawing Room, held in Madrid on 2016 and 2017. This way, this first number begins with a look towards the origins of the project and invites the art critic Javier Díaz Guardiola to reminisce with us the artists that we had the opportunity to present to the public of Madrid, thanks to the participation of the best art galleries, both spanish and internationals.
Selected artists for this first number are: Alejandro Botubol, Ana H. Del Amo, Cristina Almodovar, Estefanía Martín Sáenz, Felipe Ortega Regalado, Fernando Gutiérrez, Fernando Martín Godoy, Gonzalo Elvira, Guillermo Peñalver, Irene González, Javier Arce, José Miguel Pereñíguez, Kepa Garraza, Manuel Blázquez, María García Ibáñez, Marta Bran, Nadia Barkate, Paco Guillén, Raúl Artiles, Ruth Morán, Santiago Ydáñez and Tamara Arroyo.
Bilingual edition: Spanish and English.