Mircea Cantor, born in Romania in 1977, lives and works in Paris. He uses his work as a means to infiltrate our everyday lives and destabilize our rote patterns of perception and our expectations by means of subtle, occasionally almost invisible gestures, thus criticizing safe assumptions and intentionally avoiding clearly defi nable statements. Cantor stages a reality that is constantly in flux, deliberately resistant to unambiguous categorization and determined decisively by uncertainty. His work takes up social and economic issues while combining political content with an extraordinarily poetical formal vocabulary. Depending on the context, Cantor uses a range of media, including video, photography, objects and installations, as well as more ephemeral genres, such as events or newspaper advertisements.
Supported by Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim–Stiftung.