Françoise Sullivan (b.1923) is best known as a pioneering figure of modern dance and one of the signatories of the 1948 manifesto Refus global (Total Refusal). But Sullivan also produced an extensive body of performance and installation works, photographs, sculptures, and paintings that coalesce around issues of primal energy, movement, improvisation, and art’s relationship to its environment. With a career that spans more than seventy years, Sullivan is one of the most versatile and enduring artists of her generation. For more on Françoise Sullivan read Annie Gérin’s Françoise Sullivan: Life & Work.
Annie Gérin is a curator and professor of art history and art theory at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), where her research encompasses Canadian art, Soviet art, and art on the World Wide Web. She is especially concerned with art encountered by non-specialized publics, outside the gallery space.