Curator: Lukas Hofmann
First monographic exhibition devoted to Anna Zemánková in Prague. Open until January 16, 2022 at FUTURA .
The project introduces the strange world of her plant compositions, seeks to analyse the formal development of her work, and to place it in the contemporary art context . The exhibition also includes a series of works - butterflies, smaller satin works, and early drawings - which have not yet been exhibited.
It was in the early 60s that this humble Moravian began to produce work for which her condition had not prepared her, responding strikingly to injunctions from the depths. Thus, at a time when the demons of the night were still vying for the seminal iridescence of dawn, she would pick strange flowers in her mind, to make them protrude from the paper. “I grow flowers that don’t grow anywhere else”, she used to say. Anna Zemánková is already an established figure in the art brut, having been honored in 2013 at the 55th Venice Biennale, before a significant body of her work joined the collections of the Centre Pompidou, and the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 2020. In 2024, his works will be presented for the second time at the Venice Biennale, curated by Adriano Pedrosa.