ifa gallery showcases a group of artists commissioned for the exhibition “The Stroke of a Pen”.
Each artist interprets the title the way he wishes, whether figuratively or with more violent overtones. Christophe Demaître melts photography techniques and ink with sensuality. Zane Mellupe explores the importance of line in the landscape with her marble sculpture. Christopher Paul Gill’s collages underlines the necessity of freedom of expression, similarly for Susanne Junker with her feminist photographs, Kathryn Gohmert’s drawings are the expression of the underestimated carnage that took place in Baga (Nigeria) at the same date that Charlie Hebdo attack. Wu Junyong and Dai Guangyu concentrate on the issue of ink in contemporary Chinese culture. Alexandre Ouairy proposes “Blank project”, a series of 100 silk-screen prints on art paper, all numbered and signed. The contract that is signed during their acquisition defines the artist’s moral right towards his artworks.