Rituals for a new world
The gallery has loaned to Lafayette Anticipations artworks by Czech artist Anna Zemánková for the exhibition Beyond. Rituals for a New World, which will be held there from February 15 to May 14, 2023.
The group show brings together some twenty artists of all generations, transforming the space into an initiatory journey marked by works evoking archaic and contemporary rituals, both individual and collective. It is ceremonies, gestures, objects, sounds and crafts related to the energy of the Earth and the living that are then presented.
Curated by Agnes Gryczkowska.
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.