LOVEANTIC - Jérôme Chazeix
Exhibition-Relay #Solidarity #FightBack #SunGoesUp / Nr. 11
27.11. - 10. 12.2020
Focussing on the contemporary representation of the male body, LOVEANTIC deals with images, symbols, and codes from ancient Greece. Jérôme Chazeix concerns himself with the images of antiquity and its interaction with aspects of our daily lives, as well as the shift of this aesthetic into other areas (e.g. cultural clichés, beauty, fetish, homoerotic, ecstasy, athletic body, fashion, techno, etc). The artwork is dedicated to our experience with access to images. Digital transformation and the consequences of the flood of media imagery are a few of the artist's current key focal points.
Through multimedia experiences, which the artist calls "Gesamtkunstwerk "(a total piece of art), Chazeix creates hybrid, analytical, and arranged cross over parallel worlds. At the installation's core is a simultaneous juxtaposition and connection of diverse media: drawing, textiles, video, and objects all play together. These diverse elements are being prioritized and integrated alternately, which leads to a complex yet possibly disorientating scenery. As the viewer is being hypnotized, they can enter a new form of consciousness, a state of otherness. All the staged surfaces in the room are being covered and wrapped in a graphical contamination. In Chazeix’s works, the image is never solitary, it only gains its meaning while combined with other elements. The museological references along with the collected elements and objects transport the viewer to a poetic staging of another world.
Jérôme Chazeix was born in France in 1976 and has been living in Berlin since 2000. Between 1994 and 2002, he studied Fine Arts at the University of Saint-Etienne (FR) and graduated with a thesis on Synthesis of the Arts (Gesamtkunstwerke). In parallel to this, from 1995 to 2000, he pursued and completed his PhD in Fine Arts from the School of Art in Saint-Etienne (FR). Between 2000 and 2004, he was a Meisterschüler (post-diploma) with Katharina Grosse at the Berlin Weissensee School of Art.
Chazeix works and exhibits internationally. He has been selected for numerous grants and Artist Residencies in places such as Matsudo (JP), Shanghai (CN), Bergen (NO), Bangalore (IN), Helgeland (NO), Amsterdam, Vienna, Frankfurt, Ravensburg, Meinersen (GE), and Vilnius (LT). His recent solo exhibitions include Label201, Rome (IT), Galerie Herold, Bremen, Galerie Nachtspeicher23 Hamburg, A.I.R. Paradise, Matsudo (JP), and BERLIN WEEKLY, Berlin. His work was also included in the Lagos Biennale 2 (2019).
Building complex installations, Chazeix creates hybrid parallel worlds. He combines and superimposes different mediums in order to reveal staged sets in which the public can dive into and be totally immersed. In these sets, actors play through choreographed and spontaneous performances. These works of art are meant to be "total", in the sense that performers and audiences both become protagonists of parallel worlds, finding a match in the objects around them. The public gets carried away, enveloped, searching for meaning, halfway between new-age desire and social reality. Performances, with audience participation, are integral to Chazeix’s overall concept and are frequently realized in the installations and permanently presented in videos. Chazeix's works are contemporary art combined with theatrical installations and are, in the truest sense, a stage for the public.
Exhibition-Relay #Solidarity #FightBack #SunGoesUp
11 Shows, 16 Artists, 2 Guest Curators
curated by Jung Me Chai
DISKURS Berlin presents Exhibition-Relay: #Solidarity #FightBack #SunGoesUp every two weeks from July-December 2020, there is a new exhibition in the space as the baton gets passed.
Sixteen artists and two guest curators create eleven shows specifically designed to be viewed through the windows of DISKURS Berlin as our doors remain closed. This fast-paced exhibition program aims to support the artists, curators, and creative individuals to fight back against the COVID-19 crisis.
For more info: https://www.discursus.info/
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