For his contribution, the artist offers a direct message against nuclear weapons, using concepts related to the military and political decision-making and leaving any superfluous element outside of the composition.
Enrique Ježik (Argentina, 1961) is a visual artist whose multidisciplinary work directly and explicitly attacks censorship, surveillance, and different forms of control strategies, shedding light on anarchist ideals and freedom through radical criticism of normalized, legal, or falsely democratic repressive systems, as well as mass media dynamics of communication and politicization. In his work, Ježik uses weapons, war machinery and industrial materials as formal or sculptural components, or as readymades, with performance being one of the pillars of his practice. He also employs other media, from drawings and texts to architectural interventions in public spaces. The tension generated by the violence and aggressiveness in Ježik’s pieces often implies a potential or latent risk, which can be experienced by spectators, through the processes of their production.
Ježik establishes references to art history, such as American minimalism or Russian suprematism, with specific formal and conceptual implications in each case.