April 19, 2023 - June 24, 2023
Extract from the curators statement - Zeno X Gallery:
“Pélagie Gbaguidi created the new series Espace et Langage especially for this exhibition. For her, the works are as much a form of writing as of drawing. Through these drawings, she tries to create space to reflect on the current period of transition of political systems. She comments on the negative impact of monoculture on rural populations as well as the obsession of European museums with the African artefacts in their depots.
Ielles sèment avec le vent refers to the important role of women in nature conservation, education and care. Gbaguidi’s choice to draw on sheets of a botanical encyclopedia also raises questions about care and recovery in a climate of great uncertainty.”