Monday, 29th September 2018, 6:00 PM
Art Encounters Foundation

Art Encounters Foundation in collaboration with Contrasens Cultural Association invite you to a new event dedicated to the artist Mircea Cantor. The artist will make a presentation in the attic of the Art Encounters Foundation, starting the discussion from his latest works and in the context of the exhibition A World Has Still to Be Built and the project MAD(e) in Romania that took place in Timișoara.

Mircea Cantor will describe the context in which artists work today, the tools that contemporary art uses in response to this context and the complex system in which artistic gestures or interventions in the public space are placed. The dialogue he will initiate with the public is meant to encourage an exchange of ideas, hence the format of the discussion will be flexible and adapt to the questions and problems that arise in the discussion proposed by the artist.

Mircea Cantor (b. 1977) lives and works in France. Mircea Cantor’s work centers around themes like: cultural history, memory, and the tumultuous transition in Romania. The artist won the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2011, awarded to a France-based artist considered to be at the avant-garde of contemporary art practice. Exhibitions (selection): Ex-East. Past and recent stories of the Romanian avant-gardes, Art Encounters Foundation, Paris (2019); History is Just a Bullet on Your Timeline, VNH Gallery, Paris (2018), Adjective to your presence, Fondation Hermès, Tokyo (2018), CAC Malaga, Malaga (2018), Your Ruins Are My Flag, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome (2017), La partie invisible de l’infini, The Gallery of Brâncuși Workshop (Georges Pompidou Centre), Paris (2017), Innocent Materials, Dvir Gallery, Bruxelles (2017); 5775 (Part II) by Mircea Cantor, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv (2016, solo); Appearance & Essence, Art Encounters Biennial, Art Encounters Foundation, Timișoara (2015).

Event organized with the support of Contrasens Cultural Association.

Photo credit: Seba Tătaru