Concept: Anežka Šimková and Terezie Zemánková (eds.)
Texts: Manuel Anceau | James Brett | Roger Cardinal | Bruno Decharme | Jenny Hladíková and Jan Hladík | Pascale Jeanneret | Pavel Konečný | Eva Koťátková | Randall Morris | Pavel Petr | Barbara Safarova | Terezie Zemánková
Editor: Eva Hrubá
Photographs: Ondřej Polák and others
Graphic design: Helena Šantavá
Page count: 304
image count: 300
size: 28 x 24 cm
Published by KANT – Karel Kerlický and ABCD in Prague, 2017.
ISBN 978-80-7437-231-5 (KANT), ISBN 978-80-906842-0-1 (ABCD)
Price: 78 Euro | 87 USD
Anna Zemánková (1908–1986) is one of those distinctive artists whose work is not easily defined. For many reasons, her art tends to be categorized as art brut, of which she is one of the most mysterious and magical representatives. Her internationally acclaimed work feels like a herbarium of fantastical extraterrestrial plants or a unique and imaginary world, created using the new and often surprising techniques that she was constantly discovering for herself. This extraordinary book presents a representative selection of Zemánková’s drawings, collages, objects and assemblages, accompanied by texts written by experts and researchers who admire her art and who, each in their own way, try to understand its inherent mysteries. Join them on a journey without limits, on your own initiatory experience.
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