The earth has music for those who listen :
with works by Anna Zemánková
The gallery loaned four works by Czech artist to the Sapling Gallery on the occasion of the group show The Earth has music for those who listen, on view in the gallery’s London space from September 16 to October 6, 2022
The exhibition aims to uncover some of the ways in which living organisms, from plants to humans, participate in a constantly evolving system of shared life. It will focus on the listening of the universal harmony that humans have long ignored, preferring to turn away from it to promote the progress of their own species.
Curated by Claudia Cheng, with artworks by Cecilia Fiona, Cecilia Granara, Yulia Iosilzon, Gal Schindler and Salomé Wu.
Anna Zemánková is a well-established figure in art brut, so much so that in 2003 she was honoured at the 55th Venice Biennale prior to a significant part of her works joining the collections of the Centre Pompidou. In the early 1960s, this modest Moravian began to produce a body of work for which her humble background had not prepared her with, and which responded in a striking way to injunctions from the innermost depths. When her nightly demons clashed with the shimmering colours of the dawn, she would imagine herself picking strange flowers which would in turn later jut out from her paper.
« I grow flowers that don’t grow anywhere else » she used to say.