Originally developed for the ABOUT FACE exhibition at MOMENTUM in 2012, I have applied traditional oil painting to an interactive performative practice.

Painting some of the richest and most influential art-world players of our time, I subsequently invoke the audience to break all the taboos of the relationship between audience and artwork. Giving the audience the tools to leave their mark on the paintings, I am encouraging the purest form of iconoclasm in the context of the sacred space of the museum.

 

The result is a series of mutilated images, reminiscent of the damaged murals and toppled statues of ousted dictators across the world.

 

This series of work has so far been enacted in Berlin, Jerusalem, London, Szczecin and Amsterdam, with portraits of icons of the art world site specific to each location.

Jarik Jongman (de)facing Revolt

(de)facing Revolt performance in Szczecin, Poland, 2013
(de)facing Revolt performance in Szczecin, Poland, 2013
(de)facing Revolt performance in Szczecin, Poland, 2013
(de)facing Revolt performance in Szczecin, Poland, 2013

Jarik Jongman