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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.


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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