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Alex Mirutziu: What is the reality of never?

ALEX MIRUTZIU : WHAT IS THE REALITY OF NEVER?
May 28 - June 10 2012

Lucie Fontaine, Iaspis and the Romanian Cultural Institute in Stockholm are proud to present the fourth exhibition at Lucie Fontaine’s Stockholm satellite exhibition space, located in her studio at Iaspis, on Maria Skolgata 83.

Entitled “What is the reality of never?” the exhibition presents a selection of works by Romanian artist Alex Mirutziu, who for this occasion will perform a new work entitled Five moments of Silence for Pending Work #7 (2012). The performance is accompanied by the following synopsis:
Pending works reside in few answering curves of theory. They are irreducible to any medium and their room is multifaceted and complex. This body of work explores the idea of classicism and the establishment of drama, stressing how the work makes it or doesn’t make it through the play, buffering in the instantaneous present.
 
There are two important conceptual triggers related to the pending works machinery. The first question is the reliability of the event and its performativity within a fluctuating timeline. The second refers to the cathexis of time and action versus duration, anti-duration and political evidence. Ultimately the chief interest of the pending works lies in the dialectic between evidence and the event as transformative of each other.
 
On one hand the artist’s extensive engagement with performance and installations aims to open an ontological terrain inside his so-called “Pending Works and Scotopolitic Objects.” He is the only artist to have made a group with a hyper-object, namely with himself at 29. The Artist and Himself at 29 is a medium that underlines, once more, Mirutziu’s interest in what entities exist or can be said to exist. The biggest question is who arrived at whom first, faster or even at all? Can there be a possible distance between them, or is the artist at 29 years old collapsing into the artist now? Considering these projects one of the critical aspects in Mirutziu’s work is that it resists closure by asking: What is the reality of never?
 
Alex Mirutziu is an artist based in Sibiu, Romania. In 2011 he had a residency at The Glass Factory, Boda Glasbruk, Sweden, where he collaborated with the Swedish artist Åsa Jungnelius. He had solo shows at Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich (2011), Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2010), Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (2010) and Galeria Sabot, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2009). His work is included in “European Travelers – Art from Cluj Today,” currently on view at Műcsarnok | Kusthalle Budapest.
“Alex Mirutziu : What is the reality of never?” is supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Stockholm. If you need further information please visit Lucie Fontaine website www.luciefontaine.com or contact Lucie Fontaine’s employees at employee@luciefontaine.com
 

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