Julio le Parc, Jeux Enquête - Choisissez vos Ennemis (1970-2014)
Jeux Enquête - Choisissez vos Ennemis (1970-2014)
Image size: 77 x 75.5 cm
Edition of 50 + 4 AP
Signed and numbered
The Limited Edition produced on the occasion of Julio Le Parc’s exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery is a silkscreen print of a dartboard, part of the playful installation Choisissez vos Ennemis (1970) from his Jeux Enquête series, which is included in the show. This series was borne from the civil unrest in France and the events of May 1968. It depicts social archetypes of different ranks: the imperialist, the capitalist, the military, the intellectual neutral, the policeman, and the indifferent.
Julio Le Parc was born in Mendoza, Argentina in 1928 and currently lives and works in Paris where he has resided since the late 1950s. In 1964 he was awarded the Special Prize (acquisition) in the Premio Internacional Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in 1996, the International Painting Grand Prix at the XXXIII Venice Biennial, Italy. Following his expulsion from Paris in 1968, he travelled around various European countries only to return five months later when the restriction was revoked. Le Parc participated in Unofficial Latin America, held in Paris, and the Medellín Biennial in Colombia in 1970. Le Parc held his first solo exhibition at the Howard Wise Gallery, New York (1966), which was followed his first retrospective exhibition, held at the Instituto Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1967). Subsequently Le Parc has held numerous retrospective exhibitions in major museums in Havana, Düsseldorf, Montevideo, Caracas, Asunción, Mexico City, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Santiago de Chile, and Porto Alegre. His most recent solo exhibitions were held at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2013) and at the Daros Foundation (2014). Notable writings include: A propósito de arte espectáculo... (With regard to spectacle art...); Función social del arte en la sociedad contemporánea (The social function of art in contemporary society); Color 1959 (Colour 1959); and El artista en el context social actual (The artist in the present social context). He participated, with the Denuncia group, in the collective work Torture (1972) and joined the International Brigade of Antifascist Painters (1975).
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