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From January 18 to March 4 2017, explore Julien Prévieux's exhibition, Prix Marcel Duchamp 2014, who looks into issues related to the economy, politics and technology, through criticism, humor and diversion.

The Elements of Influence (and a Ghost)

Julien Prévieux

From January 18 to March 4 2017
Curator : Christine Shaw

Opening reception: Wednesday, January 18th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Alongside the opening reception for Julien Prévieux's exhibition, Julien Prévieux questions the use of technology, the standardization of gestures related to its use and the patenting of these gestures through a meta-dance performance.

Performances « What Shall We Do Next? » at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm

Julien Prévieux has had solo exhibitions at Centre Pompidou (Paris), RISD Museum (Providence), FRAC Basse-Normandie (Caen), Synagogue de Delme Art Center, Domaine de Kerguennec Art Center (Bignan), among others, and was included in the 10th International Istanbul Biennale and the 2015 Lyon Biennale. His work has been included in group exhibitions at DiverseWorks (Houston), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Witte de With (Rotterdam), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Santa Barbara), and Kunstverein Hannover. Prévieux received the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2014 and is represented by Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris.

Work, management, economics, politics, control systems, state-of-the-art technologies, and the culture industry are the many ‘worlds’ that French artist Julien Prévieux’s activities interrogate. The methods of recording movement and gesture developed over the last century and a half led to aesthetic results that recall the formal explorations of modernist art. Playing on this resemblance, Julien Prévieux transforms these records – originally produced for the sake of productivity, profit or surveillance – into pure form. Using map-making, dance, theatre, sculpture, video, and drawing, his work appropriates the vocabulary, mechanisms and modus operandi of the sectors by which it is informed to highlight their dogmas and excesses. Exploring eye-movement-tracking technology, the patent system, police crime mapping, Bernie Madoff’s book collection and relics of crisis in this solo exhibition at the Blackwood Gallery, Prévieux highlights each mechanism’s potential for play, creativity, productivity, and counter-productivity.

Find more information here: www.blackwoodgallery.ca

Presented with the support of the cultural service of the Consulate general of France in Toronto.

Blackwood Gallery University of Toronto Mississauga 3359 Mississauga Rd. N. Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

TORONTO - Julien Prévieux's exhibition & performances at the Blackwood Gallery

When
From January 18th to March 4th 2017
Where
Blackwood Gallery University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd. N.
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
Julien Prévieux, What Shall We Do Next? (Sequence #2), film still, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Jousse Entreprise Gallery, Paris.

From January 18 to March 4 2017, explore Julien Prévieux's exhibition, Prix Marcel Duchamp 2014, who looks into issues related to the economy, politics and technology, through criticism, humor and diversion.

The Elements of Influence (and a Ghost)

Julien Prévieux

From January 18 to March 4 2017
Curator : Christine Shaw

Opening reception: Wednesday, January 18th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Alongside the opening reception for Julien Prévieux's exhibition, Julien Prévieux questions the use of technology, the standardization of gestures related to its use and the patenting of these gestures through a meta-dance performance.

Performances « What Shall We Do Next? » at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm

Julien Prévieux has had solo exhibitions at Centre Pompidou (Paris), RISD Museum (Providence), FRAC Basse-Normandie (Caen), Synagogue de Delme Art Center, Domaine de Kerguennec Art Center (Bignan), among others, and was included in the 10th International Istanbul Biennale and the 2015 Lyon Biennale. His work has been included in group exhibitions at DiverseWorks (Houston), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Witte de With (Rotterdam), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Santa Barbara), and Kunstverein Hannover. Prévieux received the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2014 and is represented by Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris.

Work, management, economics, politics, control systems, state-of-the-art technologies, and the culture industry are the many ‘worlds’ that French artist Julien Prévieux’s activities interrogate. The methods of recording movement and gesture developed over the last century and a half led to aesthetic results that recall the formal explorations of modernist art. Playing on this resemblance, Julien Prévieux transforms these records – originally produced for the sake of productivity, profit or surveillance – into pure form. Using map-making, dance, theatre, sculpture, video, and drawing, his work appropriates the vocabulary, mechanisms and modus operandi of the sectors by which it is informed to highlight their dogmas and excesses. Exploring eye-movement-tracking technology, the patent system, police crime mapping, Bernie Madoff’s book collection and relics of crisis in this solo exhibition at the Blackwood Gallery, Prévieux highlights each mechanism’s potential for play, creativity, productivity, and counter-productivity.

Find more information here: www.blackwoodgallery.ca

Presented with the support of the cultural service of the Consulate general of France in Toronto.

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