From 12 June to 17 October 2021, Musée Fenaille in Rodez, France presents an exceptional exhibition IDOLES. L’art des Cyclades et de l’Anatolie à l’Âge de bronze (IDOLS: The Art of the Cyclades and Anatolia in the Bronze Age), organized in collaboration with Musée du Louvre, to bring together for the first time a unique collection of sculptures from the Cyclades and Anatolia.
In the center of the exhibition is The Head of a Cycladic Idol, along with 65 works of art from the collection of the Musée du Louvre and more than 30 objects from prestigious European museums, of which a large portion has never been seen by the general public. This will be the first exhibition that revolves around Cycladic art in France since 1984, emphasizing the mutual cultural and artistic influences between the two cultures and highlighting the inspirations that have ignited the 20th century masters such as Brancusi, Giacometti, Zadkine and more.
Galerie Marguo artist Zhang Yunyao has been invited to participate in this unique exhibition that examines art spanning 5000 years of human civilizations to represent the painting practice of our contemporary time. For his first institutional exhibition in Europe, Zhang will create a new series of works Study in Two Heads (Inceptions) that are inspired by both the Cycladic idol head and the 20th-century modern masters that were also influenced by it.
This catalogue is published on the occasion of this exhibition and includes contributions by Galerie Marguo.