With its presentation of recent works by Vladimir Velickovic, 1700 La Poste is offering visitors a unique opportunity to discover a rich and unsettling oeuvre. The exhibition features preparatory sketches, collages, drawings, paintings, and sculptures from the past decade.
A Canadian premiere for the artist, it also marks his first return to North America in over thirty years, following an initial exhibition at the Mayer-Schwartz Gallery in Los Angeles in 1989 and participation at the Chicago Art Fair in 1992. Velickovic’s work is represented in many public collections, including those of the Tate Britain (London), Le Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Chicago) and the MoMA (New York).
Vladimir Velickovic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1935. After graduating from the Belgrade School of Architecture in 1960, he turned to painting and held his first solo exhibition in 1963. In 1965, he was honoured with a prize at the Biennale in Paris, where he moved the following year and continues to live and work. Velickovic gained public attention in 1967 with an exhibition at the Galerie du Dragon (Paris), emerging as one of the leading artists of the Narrative Figuration movement. In 1983, he was appointed professor at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, a post he held for eighteen years. A member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts as well as the Académie des beaux-arts–Institut de France, he is also a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et Lettres and a Knight of the Légion d’Honneur.
Les Éditions de Mévius
This publication offers a philosophical analysis of Velickovic’s work and situates New Figuration, the movement with which the artist is often associated, within its context in France. It contains illustrations and essays that trace the evolution of the painter and draftsman’s career over the past ten years. Alongside a preface by Isabelle de Mévius, it features essays by Evelyne Artaud (“Vladimir Velickovic and the New Figuration in France” | “The Moment After”) and Georges Leroux (“Transfixion”), as well as poems by Dario de Facendis and Fernand Ouellette. Also included are a selected exhibition history and bibliography.
34 x 28 cm
Art and essays
Number of pages
Georges Leroux, Evelyne Artaud, Isabelle de Mévius, Fernand Ouellette, Dario de Facendis