Renaud Jerez - Presidential Lounge. Introduced by Zuzana Blochová
Place: Trade Fair Palace
Issuing Nationalistic pride, sexual desire, fishing, incarceration and romanticism, this installation frames contemporary fears, pains, and global networks.
Renaud regards understanding the reasons behind the artist's choices as more important than trying to define the contents behind the already existing forms. He creates his weird figures in a radically ingenuous way, exchanging future for past and using both virtual and real images, naturalistic and abstract forms. His ravaged warriors, rioters and slackers, often set in their own environment – their “dwellings and dens” – constitute apocalyptic images of the world and metaphoric visions of its future. (…)
Renaud Jerez (b. 1982, France) lives and works in Berlin. His recent solo exhibitions include Home, William Arnold, Brooklyn; Lolita Lempicka, GAMeC, Bergamo; Dump Shell, Autocenter, Berlin; Adideath, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris; and Greed, M.O.T. International, London. Jerez's work has also been presented in group exhibitions at the New Museum Triennial, New York; K11 art museum, Shanghai; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Grand Century, New York; and Carlos/Ishikawa, London.
Zuzana Blochová (b. 1979, Prague) is one of the curators producing projects within Are (together with Edith Jeřábková and Jan Zálešák) and a member of Rafani art group. She was co-founding director of the SVIT Gallery. Prior to SVIT she worked as a curator of the MeetFactory’s gallery and the residency program and the Experimental Venue NoD, both non-profit art organizations located in Prague.
For more information on Renaud Jerez’s work, please see Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris.
Thursday 8 October, 7:30 pm, Trade Fair Palace
Talk by the artist Renaud Jerez in conversation with Zuzana Blochová. The talk is followed by a discussion and held in English.
The exhibition and accompanying programme are organized in collaboration with Are and CCA Prague and supported by the French Institute and the Goethe-Institut in Prague. Special thanks to the Emblem Hotel.
Trade Fair Palace, Presidential Lounge, free entry.
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