3rd Floor Gallery
François Morellet and Kasimir Malevich
27 October–22 December 2011
Annely Juda Fine Art is pleased to present this exhibition of works by François Morellet and Kasimir Malevich. We have had a long standing
relationship with both artists’ works. François Morellet’s first solo-exhibition at Annely Juda Fine Art was in 1977 and we have had several
collaborations since then. Kasimir Malevich’s work was included in our first Non-Objective World exhibition in 1970 and has played a strong role in many of our historical exhibitions since then.
The exhibition includes recent works by Morellet, which reflect his interest in Kasimir Malevich’s Suprematist works. The three Sous-Prématisme works in this exhibition use the three Suprematist motifs of circle, square and cross. These works are made of white neon tubes and are essentially white on white. The Negatif works all include a black spare and white neon tubes with the neon tubes positioned at different angles that juxtapose the black square.
We are delighted to include a major painting by Kasimir Malevich Black Square, which has been kindly lent to us by the State Museum of Contemporary Art - Costakis Collection, Thessaloniki in Greece. Also included in this exhibition is a selection of 13 drawings by Malevich.
Born in 1879 to Polish parents and living in Russia Kasimir Malevich was one of the first abstract artists of the twentieth century. Painter, draftsman, sculptor and theorist, he was the creator of an artistic movement which he named "Suprematism." He is internationally recognised as one of the most important artists of the 20th Century.
Born in 1926 in Cholet, François Morellet lives and works in Paris and Cholet. Internationally recognized since the 1970s, he has exhibited at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Musée d'Orsay, National Gallery of Jeu de Paume, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, at SMAK in Ghent, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Geneva, at Documenta in Kassel, at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, the Museum of Art Modern Oxford, Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Center for the Fine Arts in Miami, MoMA in New York. Earlier this year he had a major retrospective
exhibition at Centre Pompidou.