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publication : Thursday 6 March 2014

Exhibition in March - Nadège Druzkowski

A selection of paintings by Glasgow-based artist Nadège Druzkowski inspired by the work of writer Marcel Proust.

The Alliance Française de Glasgow is delighted to present INTERMITTENCES, a new exhibition featuring paintings from Glasgow-based French artist Nadège Druzkowski. The artist will unveil a selection of artworks inspired by Marcel Proust and Alain Resnais’ 1961 film Last Year in Marienbad.

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This free exhibition will take place between Tuesday 4th and Friday 28th March, and will coincide with La Fête de la Francophonie, a yearly event which celebrates all aspects of the French language and culture around the world.

  • As part of this event, a special reading by French poet Béatrice Brérot will take place on Thursday 20th March at 7pm at the AF Glasgow.


The title for this show was inspired by ”˜Les Intermittences du Coeur’, a title Marcel Proust himself initially chose for his novel ”˜In Search of Lost Time’ before a last minute change of mind in 1913. The paintings, echoing Proust’s world, are also inspired by the sophisticated, chic aesthetic of Alain Resnais’ film ”˜Last Year at Marienbad’. Like Proust’s novel, the film is set in high society and consciously breaks up the traditional linear narrative. It recounts the story of a man who attempts to convince a woman that they had an affair the year before. Reality; memory; fiction - the viewer is quickly lost in a labyrinth of time, neither linear nor continuous, but distorted between a dream world and reality. This fragmentation is further emphasised through the use of images from the artist’s personal collection.

For this show Nadège Druzkowski has collaborated with Béatrice Brérot, a French poet based in Lyon. Meetings, discussions, and a shared love of literature have nourished their mutual reflection. The principal poem ’depil fin fond’ is a direct echo of the paintings. Béatrice Brérot drew from her own memory process to create this poem which evokes imaginary gardens, theatres and memory palaces. The listener is brought to a mental space where the corridors of time end up merging, inviting one to a timeless hypnotic wandering.


Venue: Alliance Française de Glasgow - 3 Park Circus - Glasgow G3 6AX

Opening times for the exhibition (Subject to availability):
Monday to Thursday: 9.30am - 8pm,
Friday: 9.30am - 4pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 1.30pm

This exhibition will not be open to the public at the following time(s):

  • Wednesday 12th March between 5-9pm
  • Thursday 13th March between 9.30am-1pm
  • Monday 17th March between 6.30-8pm

PRIVATE VIEW & Poetry reading: Thursday 20th March at 7pm / Free event in French.
Please book in advance for this special event: 0141 331 4080 or culture@afglasgow.org.uk

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