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FRANÇOISE SULLIVAN. LES ANNÉES 70

FRANÇOISE SULLIVAN. LES ANNÉES 70

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March 11, 2021 to July 17, 2021

Galerie de l'UQAM Book

From May 14 to July 17, 2021.

The exhibition Françoise Sullivan: The 1970s, which furthers the Galerie’s examination of her work, grew out of the discovery of new information and unknown works from the 1970s. During those years, Sullivan turned her interest to the contemporary art currents she encountered mainly in Italy, where she first travelled in the summer of 1970. Upon contact with conceptual artists and exponents of Arte Povera in particular, she explored new correlations between thought, text, image and gesture.

Subsequently, she was often in Rome, Tuscany and Sicily, where she diligently visited contemporary art venues, felt the pulse of a decade destined for general upheaval and spent time around such celebrated figures as Guy Debord, author of The Society of the Spectacle, and his Italian colleague in the Situationist International, Gianfranco Sanguinetti.

Sullivan’s work then was rooted in photography, film, text and performance.

Curator: Louise Déry

Virtual inauguration of the exhibition presented on May 13, 2021 at 5 p.m.