Cheating Anthology (Still Life) Julien Prévieux

January 18 - March 4, 2017

Julien Prévieux, Cheating Anthology (Still Life), 2015 & 2017,
chromogenic print, printed on acrylic billboard, 72” x 108”.
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris.

For each exhibition, the Blackwood Gallery presents an artwork in the Bernie Miller Lightbox, a billboard-sized (108" x 72") venue installed on the outside of the William Davis Building where the two wings of the building meet at the end of the "Five Minute Walk".

Cheating Anthology (Still Life) is curated by Christine Shaw as part of the exhibition The Elements of Influence (and a Ghost), on view from January 18–March 4, 2017.

Project Description

Julien Prévieux has turned himself into a collector of strange tools to be used for avoiding or getting ahead of the established rules. Amongst his collection are technical inventions banned in competitions: Polara golf balls, a double-strung tennis racket, a baseball bat with a cork core, spring heeled basketball shoes, and a high-tech swimsuit. The still life presented on the billboard is a scene of a veritable “museum of cheating” in sport.

Artist Biography

Julien Prévieux has had solo exhibitions at Centre Pompidou (Paris), RISD Museum (Providence), FRAC Basse-Normandie (Caen), Synagogue de Delme Art Center, Domaine de Kerguennec Art Center (Bignan), among others, and was included in the 10th International Istanbul Biennale and the 2015 Lyon Biennale. His work has been included in group exhibitions at DiverseWorks (Houston), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Witte de With (Rotterdam), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Santa Barbara), and Kunstverein Hannover. Prévieux received the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2014 and is represented by Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris.

Installation views

The artist would like to thank Daniel Lebard and Galerie Jousse Entreprise.

The Blackwood Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the University of Toronto Mississauga.
The Elements of Influence (and a Ghost) is supported by the Consulate General of France in Toronto, the Institut français, the Department of English and Drama (UTM), and the Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts.
The Blackwood Gallery’s 2016–2017 exhibition and program season is sponsored by the University of Toronto Affinity Partners Manulife, MBNA and TD Insurance.