Exhibition

90

6 Apr 2016 – 24 Jun 2016

Event times

Monday–Friday 10:00–18:00
Saturday 11:00–17:00

Cost of entry

Free

Annely Juda Fine Art

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Bond Street / Oxford Circus

Save Event: 90

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

To celebrate the 90th birthday of François Morellet, 2016 will mark the unofficial ‘Year of Morellet’ with an unprecedented 11 solo exhibitions worldwide - including major shows at Annely Juda Fine Art and The Mayor Gallery in London.

About

Widely regarded as one of the most important French artists working today, Morellet’s exhibition 90 at Annely Juda Fine Art will present 16 new and recent works, including paintings and neons. The gallery will also publish a catalogue with a contribution from the artist.

Few artists have enjoyed such a long and illustrious international career or have exhibited more widely, with more than 130 solo exhibitions to his name, including a major retrospective at the at the Centre Pompidou, Paris in 2011, as well as exhibitions at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Musée d’Orsay, Paris; Modern Art Oxford and MoMA, New York.

Since he first began making work in the 1950s, Morellet has been engaged in creating work which has expanded  the very definition of what abstract art can be, whilst also seeking to free the artist from his subjective function in the act of making. This pioneering approach has included using chance and simple mathematical formulas to produce complex grids and patterns for his paintings, and in his role as a founding member of the influential French collective, Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV), making playful and often disorientating installations which demand active participation from the spectator.

Morellet’s work is held in numerous important public collections around the world, including Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA and The Guggenheim Museum but it is the element of play and playfulness which continues to animate and inspire this great artist to create work in his 9th decade.

Art form Toggle

Exhibiting artists

François Morellet

Conversation

Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.