ARGENTINEAN ENRIQUE JEZIK AT MUAC MEXICO
MEXICO UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Over two decades, marked by their relocation from Argentina to Mexico in 1990, Enrique Jezik (Cordoba, Argentina, 1961) has deployed a complex work ofexploring the power structures and devices, surveillance, repression, control and violence, from within polymorphic practice of contemporary sculpture. For EnriqueJezik, the sculpture is a way of thinking to power and violence as a stubbornaction on the matter of bodies. His performances, videos and specific interventions that involve tactics that range from the use of bullets to writing in Braille, testify to a historical period where the means of destruction and controltechnologies create the spaces, metaphors, devices and paths policy.
Obstruct, destroy, conceal deployed for the first time an overview of the works and projects of an artist who has been a crucial piece of the story of contemporary Mexican art. Organized into six sections that relate to concepts of the devices and operations areas of violence (obstruction, destruction, concealment, the enemy’s body, the theater of operations, and sacrificial constructivism), the sample coversthe territory of objects and images forces that has shaped Jezik reflecting on the symbolic relationship and technical devices sculpture domination.
Jezik Enrique is recipient of the “National System of Art Creators” 2010, the National Fund for Culture and the Art
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