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Jean-Baptiste Farkas

 
Jean-Baptiste Farkas provides services where ordinarily it would be expected an artwork from an artist. His collaborative projects are named: IKHÉA©SERVICES (1998), Glitch, Beaucoup plus de moins! (2002) and PRACTICES IN REMOVE (2015). According to him: the art object is a burden, it has become inessential; in the present context, subtraction must be considered a major gesture; our opinion of authorship, based upon the idea that there is one single author behind each work of art, is a delusion, a convenient shortcut that has to be rethought; the exhibition is an outdated stylistic device that needs to be abandoned in favour of other approaches, such as manoeuvre or operations.
 
Jean-Baptiste Farkas - Des modes d\'emploi et des passages à l\'acte
2010
French edition
Mix
This handbook traces ten years of activity of Glitch and IKHÉA©SERVICES—two collaborative projects initiated by artist Jean-Baptiste Farkas.


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