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DibujoAhora! DrawNow! In-person with Ada Pilar Cruz on Stéphane Mandelbaum

Stéphane Mandelbaum, Rainer (Portrait of Rainer Werner Fassbinder), c. 1984. Graphite, charcoal and colored pencil on paper, 58.27 x 42.72 inches (148 x 108.5 cm). Private Collection

Join us in-person at The Drawing Center on Saturday, December 16, at 11:30am for a bilingual drawing workshop presented in Spanish and English that will focus on the current exhibition Stéphane Mandelbaum

Stéphane Mandelbaum, on view now through February 18, 2024, A precocious and skillful draftsman, Stéphane Mandelbaum used his artistry to probe the depths of his own persona by conjuring some of the darkest visages of the twentieth century in Europe. His drawings are inhabited by figures from his nightmares like the German Nazis Joseph Goebbels and Ernst Röhm, as well as those from his fantasies like Arthur Rimbaud and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Raised in a Jewish household impacted by the Holocaust, Mandelbaum’s subjects are often Jewish figures, and his pages are filled with words in Yiddish, a language that the artist had taught to himself. The representation of images that most people would prefer to avoid was an act of identity-building for a young, rebellious artist hoping to shock. But it was also an act of ownership of a history that Mandelbaum refused to allow to be buried.

All art materials will be provided. Due to explicit content, this workshop is recommended for participants 18 years and older.