Michel Verjux

TypeMale
Artist
Associated person(s)
URLsWikipedia (fr)
Documentation mamco geneve - Website archive (fr)


Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2011Breathe, Walk and LookDallas Contemporary Art CenterDallas, TX (US)
Solo exhibition2010Sous le plafond (sur le sol, exactement)Villa Arson, Centre national d’art contemporainNice (FR)Michel Verjux, Sous le plafond (sur le sol, exactement), Villa Arson, Centre national d’art contemporain, Nice, France (installation permanente depuis 1988, restaurée et réinaugurée le 4 févr. 2010, en parallèle à l’exposition collective Double Bind) https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Verjux


Publications
Monography1984Association pour la diffusion de l’art contemporain en BourgogneMichel Verjux en éclaireurChristian BessonDijon (FR) Le consortium, Dijon
Monography1993Hatje/CantzMichel Verjux3893225455Stuttgart (DE) Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster u.a.


2003
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Research and teaching

Cergy-Pontoise, France
Member of the Conseil d’administration de l’École nationale supérieure d'arts of Cergy-Pontoise.

2003
1996
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Research and teaching

Paris, France
Michel Verjux is Maître de conference en arts et sciences de l'art at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

1996
1983
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Projects

Dijon, France
Since 1983 Michel Verjux ... has been developing his éclairages, light sculptures composed mostly of projections, which he uses to intervene in architectural structures.
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1983
1979 - 1983
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Education

Dijon, France
From 1979 to 1983 Verjux realized performances and video and multimedia installations. In 1982 he graduated from the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Dijon (atelier de Jaume Xifra) with a diploma.

1979 - 1983
1976 - 1979
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Education

Dijon, France
Internship as a set designer and lighting technician at the Théâtre universitaire international de Dijon

1976 - 1979
1956
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Born

Chalon-sur-Saône / Burgundy, France

1956

My works, éclairages, or illuminations, primarily consist of directed, contained and focused light projections.They can—indeed, in my view, they must—not only be viewed as simple images, shapes or geometric symbols of projected light in real space, but also and above all as indices and symbolsof the event, the act, the circumstance, the object and the way in which the exhibition, regardless of what is being exhibited, presents itself to the eye of the viewer, depending on his or her angel of approach.These works point to an artistic practice that concentrates on the act of showing and circles back to what characterizes exhibiting in general and in particular—a practice that is limited to the creation of éclairages, with a pinch of irony.What is in play here, what i presented and utilized, is first and foremost the existential dimension of artistic production, and then the rejection (provided this is possible) of the work as a material object (or a simple product), and finally the will to achieve a comparably high degree of conceptual precision and clarification in the context of art (regardless of how extended, unsure and complex it may be). With this artistic practice, I am attempting to illustrate the uniqueness of the work and thus explore its present place and status.My aim is to use its ability to take hold of us and to encourage us to physically interact with the various elements, factors and parameters that belong to this work and the place in which we find ourselves as well as the moment in which it shows itself to us. At the same time, I hope to use its ability to question our view of the world around us. Michel Verjux

https://www.kunstmuseumsg.ch/fileadmin/daten/downloads/verjux/ArtistStatement_Michel_Verjux_en.pdf (28.9.2018)

 

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Éclairages photo Éclairages 2014 Michel Verjux 
Ein Stück urbaner Landschaft photo Ein Stück urbaner Landschaft 2015 Michel Verjux 
Light Connection photo Light Connection 1997 Michel Verjux