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*drawing show*
Saturday October 15th 2005
Sunday November 27th 2005
Opening: 14 October 2005, 07:00 - 10:00 P.M.
Showroom MAMA
With contributions by: 
Bettina Carl (DE), Johan Kleinjan (NL), Robert Rosenau (NL), Angelique (NL), Ion Birch (USA), Mike Paré (USA), Alekos Hofstetter (DE), Gert-Jan van den Akerboom (NL), Heather Deedman(UK), Silvia B.(NL), Cornelia Schmidt-Bleek(DE)
Curated by: 
Boris van Berkum
Stick/Figure is a group exhibition in which drawing stands central. Just as video was a very popular medium with artists in the 1980s, followed by photography in the 1990s, drawing seems to be the medium through which a more recent generation of artists are currently expressing themselves.
Perhaps this is not surprising given that with minimal materials - graphite, chalk and charcoal and paper - an artist can execute his or her ideas relatively easily, creating complex worlds.

This is readily seen in the Stick/Figure exhibition: the offerings that the artists serve up for the MAMA public range from surreal eroticism and pogo-ing audiences at outdoor concerts in the 1980s to noodle-slurping girls and desolate overgrown cityscapes.

The artists in this international group show use drawing as their most important medium to arrive at new work and to extend their exploration beyond the furthest borders. They are drawn from Germany, England, the Netherlands and America.

Curator Boris van Berkum will hang the works in an intuitive manner. Together the works will communicate as a large three-dimensional drawing installation; a special exhibition that highlights the importance of drawing for a generation of artists.

Stick/Figure is, in part, a do-it-yourself exhibition. MAMA invites her audience to also come and draw on Sundays. Amateurs and professionals alike are welcome. No inspiration? No problem. MAMA has invited a few amazing models to pose for the drawing public. Whether you want to do a still life or a bare head, come drawing nonetheless. On Sunday afternoons, professional artists will guide the public. At the end of the afternoon a selection will be made of the produced works. This selection will be exhibited for a week in MAMA.

Join Open Drawing Sundays
Just do it at Open Drawing Sundays! On 16, 23 and 30 October and 6, 13, 20 and 27 November 2005. Between 01:00 and 06:00 P.M. everyone is heartily invited to join in a life drawing class (with model) under the direction of professional artists.

The cost is 2,50 euros per hour session. This includes materials and coffee or tea.

(N.B. There are only 10 spaces per hour session; with four sessions, thus 40 per afternoon. Reservations are therefore essential.) You can reserve:
- in the Showroom from Wednesdays to Sundays from 01:00 to 06:00 P.M.
- via e-mail (
- via phone; 010-2331313; Mondays to Fridays, 10:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M.
Thanks to: 
Abel Neue Kunst, Berlin
Gallerie Kamm, Berlin
ATM Gallery, New York