Zorka Ságlová & Agnès Thurnauer
Sur une proposition de Nadine Gandy / 30.03.2018 > 09.06.2018
Exhibition March 30th to June 9th 2018
Opening in presence of Agnès Thurnauer March 29th from 5 pm to 8 pm
Exceptional opening on April 18th from 6 pm to 9 pm (Gallery Night)
The exhibition "Reconnaissances" (recognitions) is conceived around the notion of the double. It is the meeting of two contemporary artists who, without knowing each other, have long led parallel lives: one in Paris, one in Prague. Singular and similar, the artistic paths of Zorka Ságlová and Agnès Thurnauer were built in different contexts. They grew up on opposite sides of a divided Europe, one generation separates them, yet they belong to a common world.
What binds the two women is stronger than what separates them. Agnes Thurnauer understood this from the outset, when she discovered a few years ago the work of the Czech artist. The exhibition’s title "Recognitions" evokes precisely this form of identification with the other, through the pictorial gesture in this case. "Recognition" in the plural, because it is also about celebrating the late notoriety of Zorka Ságlová. Forced to remain in the shadows for decades, she is now considered a major artist.