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About Mircea Cantor

Born in Romania in 1977 and currently based in Paris, Mircea Cantor is widely considered to be among the most promising and challenging young artists working today. Cantor seems to live a life of constant displacement and his travels figure prominently in his artistic practice. Soon after the Romanian borders opened in the early 1990s he left home and began hitchhiking across Europe, in an itinerant life that duplicates the curiosity with which he explores artistic genres and pokes at conventions. The artist counts Joseph Beuys and Marcel Duchamp among his chief influences. Like these artists and many of his contemporaries, Cantor works in a wide variety of media: from video and photography to prints and readymades. His work has been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAMeC) in Bergamo, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, among other institutions. This is the first comprehensive exhibition of Cantor’s video work in the United States.

 

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