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Camden Arts Centre

Exhibition Detail
Mircea Cantor
Arkwright Road
London NW3 6DG
United Kingdom

February 20th, 2009 - April 19th, 2009
, Mircea CantorMircea Cantor
© Camden Arts Centre
camden town
+44 (0)20 7472 5500
Tue-Sun 10-6; Wed 10-9; Closed Mon & Bank Holidays
mixed-media, installation, video-art

Mircea Cantor's new sculptural installation elaborates on the theme of uncertainty. Cantor prompts reflections on worlds within worlds, and on freedom and its limitations. He uses objects such as a flying carpet woven with motifs of angels and aeroplanes.

Cantor's video and mixed media installations address the notion of displacement and co-existent worlds. He has achieved international status since he first began exhibiting in 1999. His video 'Deeparture' (2005) was a highlight of the 2006 Berlin Biennial, it recorded the unsettling meeting of a deer and a wolf in a pristine white gallery space. Beyond the suspense, Cantor discreetly evokes the uneasy confrontation of ideology, people and culture.

"Cantor's poetic use of materials, images, animals and places offers an eloquent meditation on the contradictions of our contemporary world and the human condition. His work has a beauty and immediacy that resonates long after the encounter." Suzanne Cotter, Curator



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