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Vera Pagava, Paris – Tbilissi

Following the exhibition The Horizon of Abstraction proposing a dialogue between the works of Vera Pagava and Anna-Eva Bergman in 2021 and the Solo Woman Artist Project at ARCO Madrid in February 2022, Galerie Poggi is pleased to officialize its partnership with the Vera Pagava Cultural Association through a solo exhibition of the Georgian artist Vera Pagava (1907-1988).


Having lived mainly in France, where she pursued her career both at the heart of, and on at the margins of, the art scene, Vera Pagava is currently benefiting from a major rediscovery movement.

Her work was recently included in several exhibitions, amongst which, “Women in Abstraction” at the Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR) / Guggenheim Bilbao (Bilbao, SP), curated by Christine Macel and “From Fauvism to Surrealism. Masterpieces from the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris” at the Guggenheim Bilbao (Bilbao, SP).

The exhibition brings together her figurative and abstract masterpieces, most of which have never been shown to the public since her passing. It intends to show a general overview of Pagava’s practice, from the 1950s to the 1980s, exploring her shift towards abstraction and highlighting her essential role in complexifying our understanding of the French art scene of the 20th century.

Simultaneously, the gallery is pleased to present several paintings by Mathilde Denize in the showroom in resonance with the exhibition, and in dialogue with paintings by Djamel Tatah with whom she studied at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. This presentation would not be possible without the generous support of Pauline Pavec Gallery.

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19 Mar. – 23 Apr. 2022