Indeterminacy and Possibility: a dialogue between François and Didier Morelli


Conference as part of a tribute to François Morelli — Co-presented by Skol and Artexte

November 28th, 5:30 p.m.

At Artexte: 2  Sainte-Catherine street Est, room 301

As François Morellli prepares to retire from his position of professor at Concordia University, Skol and Artexte wish to pay tribute to the pedagogical work of this leading figure of Action Art in Québec.

Through the presentation of a lecture and an exhibition-laboratory that echoes the notions of passage, movement, and transformation inherent in the artist’s work, this event underscores Morelli’s contributions to the Montreal arts community, while insisting on his vibrant artistic practice and his continued pedagogical practice beyond the institution.

Indeterminacy and Possibility: a dialogue between François and Didier Morelli

This evolving conversation between artists François Morelli (father) and Didier Morelli (son) will unfold around key subjects from François Morelli’s four-decade art career.

While remaining faithful to a spirit of intergenerational collaboration and open in regard to their own personal relationship, father and son will revisit François Morelli’s artistic journey and seek to identify throughout it connections between art practice, living art, mobility, teaching and fatherhood.



— SCALE (area, neighborhood, city, province, country and continent)

— TASKS (action, orientation, direction, intention and obligation)

— OBJECT (material and transport)



— PRACTICE (career, process and credibility)

— MAPPING (fleeting nature, traceability, trajectory, route, border and transit)

— DURATION (endurance, resistance, persistence, space, time and fatherhood)



— INSTITUTIONS (inside and outside, pros and cons, studio and post-studio, living action and documentation)

— AGING (recognition, body, pedagogy and teaching)

— INTERDISCIPLINARITY (disciplinarity and globalization)

— COMMUNICATION (orality, textuality, visuality, mail and media)



Photo : Suzanne Corriveau