Drawing is not the exclusive preserve of any particular form of creativity. It is a mean of expression common to all creators, across all disciplines. That is what makes it so specific.
Drawing is not the exclusive preserve of any kind of particular technique. It is the vehicle for a reflection, which takes on just the right amount of existence to express itself. That is what characterizes it.
Drawing is not the exclusive preserve of any particular type of culture. It is a universal language shared by all peoples, through their history. That is what gives it its identity.
A work is only a drawing due to its graphical nature. To such an extent that, whatever the medium, the procedure or the format used, provided that it retains this character it must be considered as such. A drawing is an integral and absolute whole, which owes nothing except to itself, its own space, both physical and mental. It alone defines its place, its scope: it alone marks out its boundaries. The drawing signs the artist. It seals him.
Philippe Piguet, artistic director of the Fair