"Morelli’s distinctive pictorial style is anchored in his development of a visual language that expresses itself in narrative form. The artist’s work is thus an act of enunciation, arising from his transferential relationship with the other – a support for this intersubjective truth that he seeks to document."
Excerpt from the preface of the catalogue, by Isabelle de Mévius
In 2017, 1700 La Poste was pleased to announce this new solo exhibition dedicated to Montreal artist François Morelli. Morelli’s exceptional career spans four decades and more than six artistic disciplines, engaged in a variety of ways over time. From freehand drawing to printmaking, from public actions to in situ performances and installations, Morelli’s work is rooted in a daily practice of drawing and a constant desire to act directly on the fabric of society. Protean in approach, Morelli explores concepts of passage, migration, and transformation. His work probes the borders between collective and personal memory, and the connections between the political and the domestic, the tragic and the grotesque. With François Morelli, Isabelle de Mévius, director of 1700 La Poste and curator of the exhibition, reflects on the past forty years of the artist’s production through the presentation of more than fifty works.
The 1700 La Poste is proud to present FRANCOIS MORELLI L’ARTISTE, a documentary produced in the context of the retrospective exhibition dedicated to François Morelli. This second collaboration between the Éditions de Mévius and the director Suzanne Guy draws a portrait of the Montreal-based artist along his 40 last years of artistic work.
Les Éditions de Mévius
In conjunction with the François Morelli exhibition in 2017, Les Éditions de Mévius publishes an art book introducing readers and art lovers to the previously unseen journals in which the artist draws every day. With texts by Bernard Lamarche, Curator of Contemporary Art at the MNBAQ since 2000, and jake moore, artist, cultural worker, and curator, this richly illustrated publication offers a comprehensive view of the artist’s practice since 1974.
31,5 x 25 x 4 cm
Art and essays
Number of pages
Isabelle de Mévius, Bernard Lamarche and jake moore
Leonard Bullock, Denis Farley, Béatrice Flynn, Lorrraine Gilbert, Milutin Gubash, Stuart Horodner, Carl Johnson, Guy L'heureux, Paul Litherland, Didier Morelli, François Morelli, Joshua Nevski, Juliana Pivato, Marisa Portolose, Daniel Smith, Richard-Max Tremblay, Darrel Wilson