What started as a discovery of an artistic legacy lead to an exploration into museum practices and storytelling. Historic facts and fiction are woven together to creatively address the nature of remembering and narrating human biographies.
The fictitious character Florence Hasard, (*Nogent-sur-Marne, France in 1882, - date and place of death unknown) left us with a two abandoned studios found in 2018 and 2019 containing her complex legacy of paintings, painted textile and distinct wallpaper drawings that have been shown since 2016 together with her lover’s works, Sophie La Rosière, in museums and galleries in North America and Europe.
Florence Hasard : Shows
George Kolbe Museum Berlin, Germany,
The Armory Show New York NY,
Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) Wisconsin, USA,
Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) Sheboygan, WI,
Photo credits courtesy of: Art Gallery of York University, Toronto / Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto / PSM Gallery, Berlin / Bildarchiv, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin / Kohler Arts Center Sheboygan, US / and the artist.