Julien Previeux - “Drawing workshop - B.A.C. of 14th district of Paris”

Julien Prévieux

Work, management, economics, politics, control systems, state-of-the-art technologies and the culture industry are the many ‘worlds’ that Julien Prévieux’s activities involve. As in the Lettres de non-motivation (Letters of Non-Application) that he has been sending out to employers regularly since 2004 – in which he responds to newspaper advertisements and details his reasons for not applying for the jobs in question – his work often appropriates the vocabulary, mechanisms and modus operandi of the sectors by which it is informed, the better to highlight their dogmas, excesses and, when all is said and done, their vacuousness. “By shrewdly adopting the stance of an individual facing whole swathes of society that are, in many respects, dehumanised, Prévieux develops a strategy of counterproductivity.” Christophe Gallois, curator of the Mudam, Luxembourg. Born in 1974 in Grenoble, France, Julien Prévieux lives and works in Paris, France. Previeux has had solo exhibitions, among others, in Paris (Galerie Jousse Entreprise and L’Antenne du Plateau), London (Window 42) and the Netherlands (Galerie West, Den Haag).