For Sale

Series: 
À vendre
Creator: 
Jean Mas
Performer: 
Jean Mas
Bibliographical sources: 
cité in Performas, 40 ans d'art d'attitude, Alain Amiel, 2010
Producer: 
Jean Mas
Occurence: 

Jean Mas explique en quelques mots le concept de l'apposition du panneau à vendre.

Muriel Anssens
Synopsis / Description: 
Jean Mas explique en quelques mots le concept de l'apposition du panneau à vendre.
Performances: 
Documents: 

texte d'intention

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
texte d'intention
MAS_JE
Jean Mas | trace de la performance "À vendre", 1996 | © DR | courtesy de l'artiste

Coupure de presse relatant l'intervention de Jean Mas, source inconnue

Type: 
Presse
Technique description référence: 
Coupure de presse relatant l'intervention de Jean Mas, source inconnue
MAS_JE
Jean Mas | trace de la performance "À vendre", 1996 | © DR | courtesy Alain Amiel
Description: 
The art of selling a little more.

Jean Mas’ posting unauthorized "for sale" signs was an active sculptural action. The artist was opening the possibility of an event: what was going to happen?

This conceptual proposition tended to sculpt the place where the signs were posted. It was a sculpture of the mind elaborated by searching for all possible implications: the spectator was present as maître d’oeuvre.

"For sale"!

Jean Mas was a sculptor. His tool was the sign.

"For sale"! Artistic provocation playing with a possibility in order to raise it to an artistic conscience.



"For sale"! The groan of suffocation of a production unable to circulate, symptoms of a society?

"For sale"! A "necessary" necessity.

With this gesture, the artist became a signalizer (hunting with signs), placing his written trap to catch a glance while restoring it to freedom.
Jean Mas | photographie de la performance "À vendre", 1996 | © Jean Mas | photographie : © DR | courtesy Alain Amiel
Jean Mas | photographie de la performance "À vendre", 1996 | © Jean Mas | photographie : © DR | courtesy Alain Amiel
Jean Mas | photographie de la performance "À vendre", 1996 | © Jean Mas | photographie : © DR | courtesy Alain Amiel
Jean Mas | photographie de la performance "À vendre", 1996 | © Jean Mas | photographie : © DR | courtesy Alain Amiel