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Le dessin du jour
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Ramuntcho Matta Le dessin du jour
Graphic design: The Duke of Saint-Anthème.

Published by Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris, and SometimeStudio.
published in November 2018
French edition
11 x 16,5 cm (softcover)
196 pages (color ill.)
€20.00
ISBN: 978-2-9524771-0-9
EAN: 9782952477109
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Since 2013, Ramuntcho Matta has been developing a daily drawing practice associated with writing. This publication presents the complete series of Matta's early morning poems-drawings.
For the last four years now, every morning, like a daily exercise, a ritual, a meditation, Ramuntcho Matta has done a drawing. Every morning he logs onto Facebook and sends his drawing with a sentence, as you throw a bottle in the sea. From among the thousands of images on this network, every morning, a drawing of Ramuntcho Matta emerges. Very often internauts write in turn and add their own sentences to the drawing of the day. Sometimes the messages are public, but most of the time, they are sent directly to Ramuntcho Matta (private access). Encounter is Ramuntcho Matta's main theme. Whether he plays music, or sends us his drawings, what matters for him is his neighbor, and what this encounter will give birth to: hence the phrase he is fond of 1+1=3.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Notre pain quotidien”, Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris, from October 25 to December 8, 2018.
Ramuntcho Matta (born 1960 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, lives and works in Paris and Epaux-Bezu, France) started his career as a musician in the late seventies. Beyond being a composer, he also uses visual arts in order to give shape to his questioning, to more singular and complex subjects of creation, sometimes using sound, drawing, video, space, and words or combining them. Chris Marker once defined his work as “multimedium”.
He likes best to work with others, as with many artists such as Don Cherry, Brion Gysin, John Cage or Chris Marker. He has recorded about twenty solo albums, and as many collective ones. He has played music and has had exhibitions in Paris, New York, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, Rome… He has taken part in many collective exhibitions as well: Louis Vuitton space in Paris, Milan Art Library, Valenciennes Fine Arts Museum, San Diego Fine arts Museum, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, La Piscine in Roubaix, Galerie Anne Barrault in Paris. He has been working for SometimeStudio since 2000, a label that produces either forgotten artists or new ones. In 2008, he created LIZIERES—a think tank about culture and resources in the South of Aisne department in France—whose aim is to break the isolation of avant-garde thinkers and creators, and make experimentation possible.