19.07.2013 - Athletic Drawing Club Berlin feat. Summer Stamptish!
The ¨Athletic Drawing Club¨ is an initiative born in Buenos Aires with the aim of promoting playful and self-taught drawing practices.It started on rooftop studios, moving from space to space, giving birth to unexpected delights on paper, and spontaneous live musical collaborations.What began as something amongst friends quickly became viral, increasing its number of drawing participants and reaching out to already established drawing clubs such as ¨El Club del Dibujo¨ (Mar del Plata / Rosario / Barcelona) who have been successfully engaged in the same activity for more than 10 years ,making diverse and multiple interventions and publications .
We present Berlin as the first stop of our tour in the old continent, drawing a trail through the cities of Paris, Venice and Barcelona.
ATHLETIC DRAWING CLUB BERLIN / SUMMER STAMPTISH @ Café Avril - Graefestraße 83. / U8 Schönleinstrasse. Berlin.
The Athletic Drawing Club* is inspired by the manifesto written by America Sanchez & Norberto Chaves in 1979:
"International promotion for the self-study and practice of drawing".
We would like to share a little extract below:
¨This message is a call to man’s memory: remember our magical ability to communicate the world of our imagination, personal experience, one in essence and form, through the simple practice of drawing.
The activity of drawing has been dismissed as a mean of expression, impoverished, and finally forgotten.
(…) It is this awareness that gave rise to this proposal:
To recall that the universal gift of drawing, conquered by mankind in its childhood, is a dimension of life and expression untranslatable into other languages, capable of recreating those silenced messages that neither word nor gesture can convey.
We find ourselves again on those images built by us, recovering that same source of understanding and expression and, consequently, of cultural identity.
Stop being dumb receivers of a provided fantasy; transforming ourselves into active producers, innovators and contributors towards the collective imagination. ¨