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The Fondation Thalie presents French artist Eva Jospin’s work in Brussels (from 15 April15 July, 2023) for the first time. The exhibition Panorama invites viewers to take a poetic stroll through the artist’s sculptural work: acall to daydream with philosophic accents of Jean-Jacques Rousseau between fragments of landscapes and fantastical architectural elements. In the artist’s adept hands, works of man and nature come together, like the Balcony from which the carefully crafted ironworks are adorned with finely cut lianas to the Grotto of cardboard that jointly summons the imaginary of the architectural folie and 18th-century landscaped gardens.

Inspired by the monumental fountains of ancient Rome, which, during the Renaissance, became fashionable ornaments in parks and gardens, the rock garden theater of Nymphée, over three meters long, stands majestically at the heart of the exhibition, revealing the artist’s full mastery. The gaze wanders across the landscape strata at reduced scale, to which the sculpted cardboard her favourite material features a rocky appearance.

Conducive to psychological escapism and wandering imagination, the forests that made Eva Jospin so celebrated also hold an important place in the visitor’s journey, expressed in multiple mediums and formats. Woven with silk threads, as with the woodland embroideries that embellish the library sector, they bear witness to the artist’s talent as a colourist. Chiseled in bas-relief in the cardboard, they imbue the sculpture with meticulousness and attention to detail that is usually reserved to drawing, which in fact serves as the matrix for all of Eva Jospin’s plastic research.

While this era struggles with unprecedented crisis in the living world, these works absent of humans (yet full of stories) reveal nature in different depictions, inspiring us to feel re-enchanted with our relationship to the world. Silent and sensitive, these composite décorsplants, minerals and built structures coming togetherinviteviewers to meditate, to dream, and to take the time for mindful contemplation.


Curator: Nathalie Guiot, Founder


Eva Jospin (born in 1975 in Paris) is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. For fifteen years, she has been composing architectural forest landscapes that she represents in different media. Winner of the Prix de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts in 2015 and resident of the Villa Medici in Rome in 2017, she has had numerous international exhibitions, notably at the Palais of Tokyo (Inside, 2014), at the Palazzo Dei Diamanti in Ferrara (2018), at the Pfalzgalerie in Kaiserslautern (2019), at the Hayward Gallery (2020), at the Het Noordbrabants Museum at Den Bosch (Paper Tales, 2021) and most recently at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris, in the form of a carte blanche presentation within the museum’s collection (Galleria, 2021). The artist has also unveiled several monumental and immersive installations as part of specific commissions: in the center of the Cour Carrée of the Louvre (Panorama, 2016), at the Abbaye de Montmajour (Cénotaphe, 2020), and she fashioned an incredible set of embroidered panels, Chambre de Soie, for the Maison Dior haute couture show in 2021, as well as the monumental décor for Maison Dior’sSpring/Summer 2023 ready-to-wear fashion show (Nymphées, 2022).

Eva Jospin also created permanently-installed works such as Folie at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (2015), La Traversée at Beaupassage in Paris (2018) and Le Passage in Nantes (2019). In 2022, Eva Jospin debuted Microclima, a new permanent installation imagined as a winter garden amidst the Max Mara Piazza del Liberty store in Milan.

Eva Jospin is represented by Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve in Paris.



Exhibition from 15 April to 15 July 2023
From Wednesday to Friday from 12pm to 6pm, on Saturday from 11am to 6pm
Entrance 5€ / Free* (on presentation of suitable evidence)
*Students, teachers, -26, job seekers, SMART members

Commented tour every Wednesday and Saturday at 3 pm. Free entrance every first Saturday of the month.



With the support of the French Embassy in Belgium and the French Institute, as part of Extra 2023, a programme to support French contemporary creation. In partnership with Art Brussels and Maison Ruinart.