“curator Serge Lemoine discusses the life, work and identity of this hugely significant artist”
In an unlikely pairing, François Morellet manages to combine humour and playfulness with strict mathematical systems, making work which is whimsically titled, aesthetically uplifting and conceptually rich. In Dash Dash Dash 42 white neon lights, are arranged in a pattern that was determined by using the number π. The neon tubes are connected by electric cables and joined to power transformers. The visibility of functional material is an integral part of all of his works.
The publication follows Morellet’s eponymous exhibition at Blain|Southern Berlin, which included his largest installation to date. Serge Lemoine, long-term friend and curator of Morellet’s major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in 2011, explores the exhibition from conception to creation. Within the context of the artist’s extensive and accomplished career to-date, Lemoine discusses the life, work and identity of this hugely significant artist.