H. 18:00

The work by François Morellet as the root of generative art. Talk by Francesca Pola with guided tour of the exhibition

Curated by Francesca Pola

On the occasion of Milano Art Week 2024, the A arte Invernizzi gallery, in collaboration with ICONE – European Research Center in History and Theory of the Image (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan), organizes an evening talk dedicated to the work of François Morellet curated by Francesca Pola, which will be followed by a visit to the exhibition. Since his initial engagement with concrete and programmed art during the 1950s and 1960s, the French artist François Morellet has revolutionized geometric abstraction, becoming a pioneer of a generative and immersive vision of the image. Incorporating elements of movement and chance, his works activate the viewer's gaze, fostering engagement in a complex space of experience. His work is characterized by significant variability, achieved through the use of diverse materials and techniques, which result in the creation of endless images exploring the minimal coordinates of human experience. The talk will explore Morellet’s pioneering role for contemporary artistic practices, especially in their digital form, and his profound influence on the field of generative art. Francesca Pola is associate professor of contemporary art history at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan, where she teaches in the Master's Degree Program in Theory and History of Arts and Image. She is also member of the executive committee of ICONE - European Research Center in the History and Theory of the Image and CRISI - Interdisciplinary Research Center in History of Ideas.
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