Museo Fortuny

Fortuny Museum

EXHIBITION Eva Jospin. Selva



10 April – 24 November 2024
Venice, Fortuny Museum

Curated by Chiara Squarcina, Pier Paolo Pancotto
In collaboration with GALLERIA CONTINUA


Eva Jospin (Paris, 1975) completed her academic studies in Paris in 2002 and was a pensioner of the Académie de France in Villa Medici, Rome in 2016-2017. Eva Jospin’s research has always drawn inspiration from nature in all its semantic and visual articulations, that is, captured as much in its original state as in the multiple iconographic and iconological interpretations that have been offered of it over time.

Through the use of poor materials – cardboard, plant-based elements and fibers, metal portions, fabric – she gives life to plastic compositions, even of great volume, and strong scenic impact, which evoke or recreate, in their own way, the world that is at the center of her interests: landscapes, trees, plants, branches, leaves, geological formations, pieces of vegetation, architectural structures.

They have a fairy-tale tone, at times mysterious, almost magical, and lead to reflection on various themes: intellectual processes of creation through which she expresses herself today as in the past, ecological and environmental issues, as well as the perception of the venue, which Eva Jospin’s works significantly alter both on intellectual and physical levels.

The artworks on display in Venice demonstrate this, as they not only dialogue with the historical and environmental context that welcomes them, the ancient Palazzo Pesaro, but also with the collections it houses, namely the rich and varied artistic production of Mariano Fortuny, revealing unexpected, sometimes surprising aesthetic and methodological affinities with the poetics of their interpreter. These similarities form the basis of the current project and constitute its essential reason motivating the choice of the exhibition venue.


Biography of the artist >>>


Admission to the exhibition with the Museum’s hours and ticket.