The Cabrera Pinto art galleries in La Laguna inaugurated last Saturday the exhibition “Drawing is Action”, by the artist M. Lohrum, whose creative impulse reflects the interdependence of human beings, not only as a fact, but as a desirable reality.
“Drawing is Action”, on view until 9 July, uses artistic language as a cohesive force and a mirror between people. The artist explores creation through the body, sometimes by means of joint action with the public, to create community through performative drawing, with twenty recently produced installation works in various formats.
Inspired by Richard Serra’s phrase “Drawing is a verb”, the title of the exhibition makes it clear that for her the creative process is of great importance, even more so than the final product. The participatory pieces help to rethink the concept of authorship through the involvement of the public, extolling the value of collectivity and teamwork, even among strangers.
Six of the works now on display in La Laguna have been created specifically for this exhibition, produced by the Culture Department of the Canary Islands Government. Two of them were created in situ at the Centro de Arte La Regenta (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), through a call for citizen participation.