Claude Closky

  • Claude Closky


    RÉDUCTION, 2017

    Public distribution on Winston-Churchill Avenue from October 18th to 22nd.
    Performance, Imprimé couleur, recto-verso, 5,4 x 8,6cm
    Laurent Godin, Paris

    Claude Closky was born in 1963 in Paris, where he lives and works.

    With his videos, drawings, photographies and publications, Claude Closky exposes the mechanisms that underlie the stereotypical conceptions produced by Western culture. He reflects on the production of art, its traditions, provocations, distribution and presentation.

    In his performance Reduction, conceived specifically for FIAC and the pedestrianized Avenue Winston Churchill, he utilizes an elementary advertising practice. The mechanisms of Réduction rely on both the immediacy and the abstraction of art. It responds to the subordination of art to the culture of spectacle, governed by information and communication, in which everything is seen as a commercial transaction; a controversial issue which is repressed and thus surprisingly absent from the commentaries that support partnerships between the private and public sectors. Such absence is revelatory of the blind spots in our collective awareness.

    Claude Closky hereby tests the possibility of transforming a gesture with economic and social connotations into a work that offers an alternative vision.

    © Claude Closky. Courstesy of the Artist and Laurent Godin Gallery. Joséphine de Bère photography.
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