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Mircea Cantor: Marcel Duchamp prize 2011

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© Courtesy of the artist and Centre Pompidou
Mircea Cantor: Marcel Duchamp prize 2011
Curated by: Mnam/Cci

Place Georges Pompidou
75004 Paris
France
October 3rd, 2012 - January 7th, 2013

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.centrepompidou.fr/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
4th Arrondissement
EMAIL:  
Dorothee.Mireux@centrepompidou.fr
PHONE:  
+33 (0) 1 44 78 12 33
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Mon 11-9; closed Tuesdays and May 1 (ticket office closes at 20h, exit exhibition spaces from 20.45).
TAGS:  
video, installation

DESCRIPTION

Using a pair of scissors, a small boy cuts the stream of water flowing from a kitchen tap, there is a sudden blackout. With the image, the water starts to flow once more only to be cut again. This film loop Vertical Attempt (2009), and the work Fishing Flies, made Mircea Cantor stand out at the 11th Marcel Duchamp Prize. With the support of the association for the international promotion of French art (ADIAF), he is now showing at the Centre Pompidou. His work, of great delicacy, sharp, made on a sensitive subject, simultaneously radical and subtle, establishes Cantor as a major figure in contemporary art.