Julien PrévieuxBack to the list
b. 1974 in Grenoble (France); lives and works in Paris (France)
Julien Prévieux, that tireless explorer and analyst of everyday folly, works with combinations of the visual arts, the display and personal experiments, adding for good measure libraries, information technology and choreography. In particular he appropriates corporate speak, laying bare its strategies and outcomes.
Winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2014, Prévieux has shown at the Château des Adhémar (Montélimar), the Espace de l’Art Concret (Mouans-Sartoux), Witte de With (Rotterdam), CAPC (Bordeaux) and the Barnsdall Park Art Gallery (Los Angeles).
La vie moderne
Petite anthologie de la triche, Création Biennale 2015
For the Lyon Biennale, Julien Prévieux has turned himself into a collector of strange tools to be used for avoiding or getting ahead of the established rules. He has built a set of steps on which these objects are lit up one after another, while a background voice explains their history. This intentionally theatrical installation is the scene of a veritable “museum of cheating” in sport. Amongst the rest there are technical inventions, through which the artist presents a parallel history of sport and its artefacts – Polara golf balls, a double-strung tennis racket, a baseball bat with a cork core, spring heeled basketball shoes, and a high-tech swimming costume; an anthology of unusual objects that are banned in competitions.
Courtesy de l’artiste et Jousse entreprise, Paris
Venues : La Sucrière