This Fall, Dia Art Foundation will exhibit works by the French artist François Morellet. A prolific painter, sculptor, and installation artist, Morellet was one of the founding members of the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel, an artist’s collaborative that emerged in France in the early 1960s. While Morellet’s systematic art has been widely exhibited in Europe, including a major retrospective hosted at the Centre Pompidou in 2011, his oeuvre has rarely been shown or studied in the United States. This survey will constitute the first in-depth examination of the artist’s work to be mounted in the United States in more than thirty years.
Presented at Dia’s exhibition spaces in New York City and Beacon, François Morellet will offer a focused exploration of the artist’s wide-ranging practice. At Dia:Chelsea, a large selection of Morellet’s early abstract geometric paintings will be on view with key examples from his later series and neon works. Additionally, Dia will install Trames 3°-87°-93°-183° (1971/2017), Morellet’s first Intégration architecturale, on the façade of its six-story building in New York City.
Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman Street Beacon, New York 12508
Dia:Chelsea, 535, 541 and 545 West 22nd Street New York, New York 10011