Aleksandra Mir

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PARIS—This is Aleksandra Mir's first show of drawings in France, and it is an event. While she is better known for her large-scale sculpture and action works, her drawings are the primary and most developed expression of a formulated praxis of space. Since 2001, Mir has propagated networks of black lines on vast sheets of paper - a practice that cannot be considered either preparatory or secondary, but is an art form unto itself. This corpus currently contains twenty-six different series. Mir chose her line early on, the definite black mark of a felt-tip pen, with which she delineates the world: maps, tabloid headlines, hands, plants, doilies, mandalas...

Marie Muracciole, Some Drawings, Sept 2011