Barricade 2, 2019

Jezy Knez

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Jezy Knez, «Barricade 2», 2013 et 2019, pallet wood planks, wood, Le Volume, Vern-sur-Seiche, photographie : Fanny Trichet
Jezy Knez, «Barricade 2», 2019, Le Volume, Vern-sur-Seiche, view of the exhibition (in the foreground : Suzanne Husky), photographie : Fanny Trichet
Jezy Knez, «Barricade 2», 2013 et 2019, pallet wood planks, wood, Le Volume, Vern-sur-Seiche, photographie : Fanny Trichet
Jezy Knez, «Barricade 2», 2013 et 2019, pallet wood planks, wood, Le Volume, Vern-sur-Seiche, photographie : Jezy Knez
Jezy Knez, «Barricade 2», 2013 et 2019, pallet wood planks, wood, Le Volume, Vern-sur-Seiche, photographie : Jezy Knez
Jezy Knez, «Barricade 2», 2013 et 2019, pallet wood planks, wood, Le Volume, Vern-sur-Seiche, photographie : Fanny Trichet
Jezy Knez, «Barricade 2», 2013 et 2019, pallet wood planks, wood, Le Volume, Vern-sur-Seiche, photographie : Jezy Knez
Jezy Knez, «Barricade 2», 2013 et 2019, pallet wood planks, wood, Le Volume, Vern-sur-Seiche, construction stage, photographie : Jezy Knez

Barricade 2, 2019

200 × 300 × 680 cm centre culturel le Volume Vern-sur-Seiche presented as part of the group exhibition "La revanche des milieux", 22nd biennial of contemporary art commissionership l'île d'en face

Presentation text of the work by L’île d’en face :

Barricade 2 is made from a protocol that the artist duo has already developed in previous occurrences : the two artists lock themselves into a wire structure which they methodically cover with pallet boards following a principle of tension . They then come to unhook them one by one to build in the center a new shape similar to that of a barricade. This sculptural installation questions the barricade as a symbolic element against oppressive authority as much as it questions its formal dimension, its architectural and physical characteristics. Ultimately, this installation embodies more a border isolating two territories (previously occupied by the two artists) than a means of defense or protection. A mobile work, responding to multiple contexts, Barricade 2 plays with the distinctions established between public and private space, between struggle and cohesion. The political significance of this construction is questioned here: enclosed in this parallelepipedic cage it becomes almost obsolete and seems more to highlight the absurdity of the tensions experienced by the two artists.