Françoise Sullivan. Works From Italy
Exhibition produced by Galerie de l’UQAM in partnership with La Macina di San Cresci (Greve in Chianti, Italy)
Curator: Louise Déry
Artist: Françoise Sullivan
March 12, 2021 - April 17, 2021
Opening: March 11, 2021, 5:30 pm
During the 1970s, Françoise Sullivan visited Italy on multiple occasions to immerse herself in the artistic movements being developed around Arte Povera. In Rome, she met several leading figures in the art world such as Jannis Kounellis, Mario Diacono, Emilio Prini, Germano Celant and Graziella Lonardi. Particularly in the summer of 1972, she stayed in Tuscany with her sons, where she regularly met with Gianfranco Sanguinetti, a revolutionary theorist and member of the italian Situationist International branch. Alongside him and on several occasions, she met Guy Debord, founder of the Situationist movement and author of The Society of the Spectacle. In Françoise Sullivan. Works from Italy, a lesser-known period of Françoise Sullivan’s extensive career is presented, with works either created in Tuscany and Rome, or inspired by these moments that embody a true turning point and gave impetus to her artistic vision. A catalogue written by Louise Déry will be launched on this occasion.