In this publication Serge Lemoine, long term friend and curator of Morellet’s major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in 2011, explores the exhibition from conception to creation. Within the context of the artist’s extensive and accomplished career to-date, Lemoine discusses the life, work and identity of this hugely significant artist.
During a celebratory lunch at the gallery, upon the closing of Dash Dash Dash, Morellet discussed the artistic and emotional significance this exhibition held for him. Returning to the city where he exhibited his 1977 retrospective at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Morellet proudly introduced one of his famous site-specific installations along the gallery's 39 metre long walls. In his usual light and playful tone, he reflected on his relationship with the development of minimalist art in America and recalled various friendships with members of the Zero Group.
Speaking on the occasion, Laetitia Catoir Director at Blain |Southern London said: ‘It is a great pleasure to be working with François Morellet. We would like to thank him, and his wife Danielle for her eternal support. In addition, we would like to acknowledge Frèdèric Morellet, Ludivine, Philippe and the entire team at the studio, as well as George and Boniface Verney-Carron without whom we could not have realised this remarkable and historic exhibition.’
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