Palais de Justice by Carey Young


For more than seventeen years, Carey Young has created a body of law-related artwork across a variety of media to explore the relationships between the body, language, rhetoric, and systems of power. Works including Declared Void (2005), Uncertain Contract (2008) and Report of the Legal Subcommittee (2010) addressed legal definitions and the language, aesthetics and performativity of law, thoroughly permeated by political and moral judgments. With Palais de Justice (2017), on view in the temple space of La Loge, Young develops and extends this ongoing work into timely concerns with gender, power and the cinematic.

Curated by Laura Herman