Alex Mirutziu will be showing in ”A World Has Still To Be Build” at Art Encounters Foundation

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 Designed to be part of the  Foundation ’s permanent program, the exhibition ”A World Has Still to Be Built” emphasizes one of our long-term missions – creating a dialogue platform for artists from different generations, and engaging the public in a knowledge exchange mediated by contemporary art.  The world has never stopped building and rebuilding itself and the expectation to deliver a better, a fairer or merely a more bearable future is always returning as a yearning of the process of situating oneself in time and space. What happens after something falls apart, how do you rebuild a system, and what is the consequence of collective and individual redefining? The reading of the title, which is an excerpt from W.G. Auden’s 1962 Prologue: The Birth of Architecture, can be enriched with larger snippets from Auden’s text: “It's our turn now / to puzzle the unborn. No world / wears as well as it should but, mortal or not, / a world has still to be built”. What is not yet visible, known, what is on the threshold between what has been and what will be, can be grasped as an intensified shape of the present, a task of the present time and a responsibility of knowledge.  The exhibition on display starts from questions and proposals coined by the invited artists in relation to an unstable and antagonistic socio-political climate, ever more trapped in its own cyclic system of revolt and obedience. The islands of knowledge that art lay bare group themselves here in solid territories, defined by the direct experience of a context the artists confront. They react to social drives, collective revolt, and personal discontents by drawing out the language of revolt and reworking it into an abrasive poetic vocabulary apt to foretell the zeitgeist. Whether we are talking of irony, reenactment, collective actions or individual gestures, the strategies the artists employ outline different ways of reading and contesting reality at the time of its breakdown and recreation.  ***  Parte din programul permanent al fundatiei, expozitia ”O lume inca asteapta sa fie construita” marcheaza una dintre misiunile noastre pe termen lung – crearea unei platforme de dialog pentru artisti din generatii diferite si implicarea publicului in schimbul de cunoastere mediat de arta contemporana.  Lumea nu a incetat sa se fie construita si reconstruita de-a lungul istoriei, iar incercarea de a produce un viitor mai bun, mai corect sau doar mai suportabil revine mereu ca o aspiratie a procesului de pozitionare in timp si spatiu. Ce se intampla dupa ce se dezintegreaza ceva, cum se reconstruieste un sistem si care e urmarea redefinirii colective si individuale? Citirea titlului, extras din poemul scris de W.G. Auden in 1962, „Prologue: The Birth of Architecture”, poate fi completata de un decupaj mai larg al versurilor lui Auden: „It's our turn now / to puzzle the unborn. No world / wears as well as it should but, mortal or not, / a world has still to be built”. Ceea ce nu este inca vizibil, cunoscut, la limita dintre ce a fost si ce urmeaza, poate fi intuit ca o forma intensificata a prezentului, o sarcina a timpului actual si o responsabilitate a cunoasterii.  Expozitia de fata porneste de la intrebarile si propunerile formulate de artistii invitati in relatie cu un climat social-politic instabil, antagonic si tot mai blocat in propriul sistem ciclic al revoltei si supunerii. Insulele cunoasterii pe care arta le formuleaza se grupeaza aici in teritorii solide, definite de experienta directa a unui context cu care artistii se confrunta. Acestia reactioneaza la impulsurile sociale, revoltele colective si nemultumirile personale distiland limbajul revoltei intr-un vocabular poetic abraziv in masura sa defineasca spiritul timpului. Fie ca vorbim de ironie, reenactment, actiuni colective sau gesturi individuale, strategiile la care recurg artistii decanteaza moduri diferite de a citi si dezbate realitatea, in momentul naruirii si reconstructiei ei.

Designed to be part of the Foundation’s permanent program, the exhibition ”A World Has Still to Be Built” emphasizes one of our long-term missions – creating a dialogue platform for artists from different generations, and engaging the public in a knowledge exchange mediated by contemporary art.

The world has never stopped building and rebuilding itself and the expectation to deliver a better, a fairer or merely a more bearable future is always returning as a yearning of the process of situating oneself in time and space. What happens after something falls apart, how do you rebuild a system, and what is the consequence of collective and individual redefining? The reading of the title, which is an excerpt from W.G. Auden’s 1962 Prologue: The Birth of Architecture, can be enriched with larger snippets from Auden’s text: “It's our turn now / to puzzle the unborn. No world / wears as well as it should but, mortal or not, / a world has still to be built”. What is not yet visible, known, what is on the threshold between what has been and what will be, can be grasped as an intensified shape of the present, a task of the present time and a responsibility of knowledge.

The exhibition on display starts from questions and proposals coined by the invited artists in relation to an unstable and antagonistic socio-political climate, ever more trapped in its own cyclic system of revolt and obedience. The islands of knowledge that art lay bare group themselves here in solid territories, defined by the direct experience of a context the artists confront. They react to social drives, collective revolt, and personal discontents by drawing out the language of revolt and reworking it into an abrasive poetic vocabulary apt to foretell the zeitgeist. Whether we are talking of irony, reenactment, collective actions or individual gestures, the strategies the artists employ outline different ways of reading and contesting reality at the time of its breakdown and recreation.

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Parte din programul permanent al fundatiei, expozitia ”O lume inca asteapta sa fie construita” marcheaza una dintre misiunile noastre pe termen lung – crearea unei platforme de dialog pentru artisti din generatii diferite si implicarea publicului in schimbul de cunoastere mediat de arta contemporana.

Lumea nu a incetat sa se fie construita si reconstruita de-a lungul istoriei, iar incercarea de a produce un viitor mai bun, mai corect sau doar mai suportabil revine mereu ca o aspiratie a procesului de pozitionare in timp si spatiu. Ce se intampla dupa ce se dezintegreaza ceva, cum se reconstruieste un sistem si care e urmarea redefinirii colective si individuale? Citirea titlului, extras din poemul scris de W.G. Auden in 1962, „Prologue: The Birth of Architecture”, poate fi completata de un decupaj mai larg al versurilor lui Auden: „It's our turn now / to puzzle the unborn. No world / wears as well as it should but, mortal or not, / a world has still to be built”. Ceea ce nu este inca vizibil, cunoscut, la limita dintre ce a fost si ce urmeaza, poate fi intuit ca o forma intensificata a prezentului, o sarcina a timpului actual si o responsabilitate a cunoasterii.

Expozitia de fata porneste de la intrebarile si propunerile formulate de artistii invitati in relatie cu un climat social-politic instabil, antagonic si tot mai blocat in propriul sistem ciclic al revoltei si supunerii. Insulele cunoasterii pe care arta le formuleaza se grupeaza aici in teritorii solide, definite de experienta directa a unui context cu care artistii se confrunta. Acestia reactioneaza la impulsurile sociale, revoltele colective si nemultumirile personale distiland limbajul revoltei intr-un vocabular poetic abraziv in masura sa defineasca spiritul timpului. Fie ca vorbim de ironie, reenactment, actiuni colective sau gesturi individuale, strategiile la care recurg artistii decanteaza moduri diferite de a citi si dezbate realitatea, in momentul naruirii si reconstructiei ei.

A World Has Still To Be Built

Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu, Apparatus 22, Alex Bodea, Brassaï, Geta Brătescu, Mircea Cantor, Simion Cernica, Teodor Graur, Dan Mihălțianu, Alex Mirutziu, Nita Mocanu, Ciprian Mureșan, Ioana Nemeș, Andrei Pandele, Dan Perjovschi, Lea Rasovszky, Daniel Spoerri, Andra Ursuța, Gabriela Vanga

Curator: Diana Marincu

29 September - 23 November, 2018

Times: Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm

Opening: Saturday, 29 September, 6 pm

Art Encounters Foundation

Take Ionescu 46C, 300043 Timisoara

In Pictures: 'Around the Truth is the Truth' solo show by Alex Mirutziu at Kunstverein Ost - KVOST Berlin

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Around the Truth is the Truth

6 September - 15 December, 2018

Kunstverein Ost

Leipziger Str. 47 / Entry Jerusalemer Str., Berlin

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Photos by Alex Mirutziu

Alex Mirutziu & TAH 29, soon at KVOST Berlin

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   Alex Mirutziu / Opportunistic mise en scene #16 / 2016 / Mixed media on photograph / 20,3 cm x 30,5 cm       Romanian artist  Alex Mirutziu  explores the fringes of what can be seen or represented. His lightly rendered strokes, referred to as “homeless lines” by the artist, approach the portrayed objects without ever keenly contouring them.  This intended vagueness, leaving room for inconclusiveness, misunderstandings or the indefinable, is also palpable in the artists’ installations and performances. Mirutziu's work surveys the periphery of things and inquires the possibilities of intervention into a fixed order.  Like many artists of his generation growing up in the former eastern bloc, Mirutziu names the wishfully observed culture of the west as an important reference point to his practice. Yet his escape route from the limitations of a post totalitarian Romania wasn’t shaped by the pop cultural iconography that we often see imprinted in contemporary visual aesthetics, but rather radical poetic and philosophical ideas.  Mirutziu's interventions, inscribing bodies, overpainting photographs or installing objects resembling rearview mirrors, often feel crude, direct and brutal. They expose the relationship between concrete reality and subjective actuality as deceptive and constructed. Truth, as reflected in the title of this solo exhibition, is not understood as a moral or absolute category but as an empty center within a complex system of ascriptions, presumptions and fictionalizations.  In his piece „The urgency of the idea of closure in drawing“ Mirutziu will perform alongside his younger self, symbolized by a graphite mask, on the opening night. „The project The Artist as Himself at 29“ (TAH 29) focusses on the instability of self-narrations and the inevitable distortion of past events.  Text by Diana Weis / 2018  ***  Alex Mirutziu was born 1981 in Sibiu (RO) and lives in Cluj-Napoca (RO). Mirutziu has been lecturing in performance and theatre focused institutions from Royal Academy of Arts, London, to Von Kraal Theatre, Estonia, Konstfack, Stockholm, and collaborated with various artists, among which Grit Hachmeister (DE), Paul Devens (NL), Elias Merino (ES), Graham Foust (US), Graham Harman (US). His most recent projects have been hosted by IASPIS, Stockholm; ZDB, Lisbon; Power Plant, Toronto; The Glass Factory Lab, Boda; Mucsarnok Kusthalle, Budapest; the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, and the National Museum, Warsaw.

Alex Mirutziu / Opportunistic mise en scene #16 / 2016 / Mixed media on photograph / 20,3 cm x 30,5 cm

 

Romanian artist Alex Mirutziu explores the fringes of what can be seen or represented. His lightly rendered strokes, referred to as “homeless lines” by the artist, approach the portrayed objects without ever keenly contouring them.

This intended vagueness, leaving room for inconclusiveness, misunderstandings or the indefinable, is also palpable in the artists’ installations and performances. Mirutziu's work surveys the periphery of things and inquires the possibilities of intervention into a fixed order.

Like many artists of his generation growing up in the former eastern bloc, Mirutziu names the wishfully observed culture of the west as an important reference point to his practice. Yet his escape route from the limitations of a post totalitarian Romania wasn’t shaped by the pop cultural iconography that we often see imprinted in contemporary visual aesthetics, but rather radical poetic and philosophical ideas.

Mirutziu's interventions, inscribing bodies, overpainting photographs or installing objects resembling rearview mirrors, often feel crude, direct and brutal. They expose the relationship between concrete reality and subjective actuality as deceptive and constructed. Truth, as reflected in the title of this solo exhibition, is not understood as a moral or absolute category but as an empty center within a complex system of ascriptions, presumptions and fictionalizations.

In his piece „The urgency of the idea of closure in drawing“ Mirutziu will perform alongside his younger self, symbolized by a graphite mask, on the opening night. „The project The Artist as Himself at 29“ (TAH 29) focusses on the instability of self-narrations and the inevitable distortion of past events.

Text by Diana Weis / 2018

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Alex Mirutziu was born 1981 in Sibiu (RO) and lives in Cluj-Napoca (RO). Mirutziu has been lecturing in performance and theatre focused institutions from Royal Academy of Arts, London, to Von Kraal Theatre, Estonia, Konstfack, Stockholm, and collaborated with various artists, among which Grit Hachmeister (DE), Paul Devens (NL), Elias Merino (ES), Graham Foust (US), Graham Harman (US). His most recent projects have been hosted by IASPIS, Stockholm; ZDB, Lisbon; Power Plant, Toronto; The Glass Factory Lab, Boda; Mucsarnok Kusthalle, Budapest; the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, and the National Museum, Warsaw.

Around the Truth is the Truth

6 September - 15 December, 2018

Opening: 5 September 2018, 7pm

Performance: 8pm

Kunstverein Ost

Leipziger Str. 47 / Entry Jerusalemer Str., Berlin

'Travelling with a blind map' in pictures

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Travelling with a blind map

Anca Benera and Arnold Estefán (RO), Kitti Gosztola and Bence György Pálinkás (HU), Hiwa K (IQ), Alex Mirutziu (RO)

Curator: Flóra Gadó

Kisterem Gallery, Budapest

06 June – 06 July 2018

 

Gadó Flóra

The starting point of the exhibition is the notion of home and its goal is to map out the uncertain situations departing from there. What does the notion of searching for a home, belonging mean today, can we still use this word in its traditional sense? How can the process of constant travelling, nomad lifestyle which often affects contemporary artists, alter this? Instead of talking about looking for home, could we talk about a constant homecoming, when the person is in a continuous moving and intends to find stability within this drift. Another keyword in the exhibition is the notion of travel in which the joy of discovery coming from free will are paradoxically intertwined with those social-political situations when leaving is forced.
The artists reflect on these themes in a more poetic, indirect way and present different kinds of strategies, starting from their personal background, through analyzing their countries past, towards wider geopolitical and ecological aspects. Through these they bring into notion such pressing issues as migration, nomadism, the ownership of land and the so-called green xenophobia.

Shan’t Shalt Paint

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Helene Appel, Thomas Helbig, Alex Mirutziu, Andrew Palmer, Sophie Reinhold, Elif Saydam, Florian Süssmayr

in Kooperation mit der GALERIE RÜDIGER SCHÖTTLE, München

am Mittwoch, 11. Juli 2018 um 19 Uhr

im TKA Schaulager in der alten Speicherstadt

Brooktorkai 15, 3. Boden, 20457 Hamburg. 

+ kleine Speisen.

Wir freuen uns auf ein interessiertes Publikum!

 

 Abb. v.l.n.r.: Thomas Helbig,  Homo Homini Lupus , 2007, 59.4 x 42 cm; Elif Saydam,  L for Loyalty (Lividity) , 2018, 30 x 21cm; Sophie Reinhold,  Untitled , 2018, 200 x 160 cm

Abb. v.l.n.r.: Thomas Helbig, Homo Homini Lupus, 2007, 59.4 x 42 cm; Elif Saydam, L for Loyalty (Lividity), 2018, 30 x 21cm; Sophie Reinhold, Untitled, 2018, 200 x 160 cm

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle

Mit der Gründung der Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle 1968 entstand in München ein Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst, das eine Reihe von Künstlern zum ersten Mal mit einer Einzelausstellung vorstellte. Konzeptuelle Inhalte und die Reflexion des Kontextes stellen bis heute eine generationen- und medienübergreifende Verbindung zwischen den von der Galerie vertretenen Künstlern dar. Das Programm zeigt etablierte als auch junge, aufstrebende Positionen aus Malerei, Fotografie, Skulptur oder Videokunst.

www.galerie-ruediger-schoettle.de

Tilman Kriesel Art Advisors GmbH

In einem Schaulager in der historischen Speicherstadt präsentiert TKA Art Advisors wechselnde Künstlerpositionen in Kooperation mit ausgewählten Galerien,  Sammlungen oder Künstlern. Tilman Kriesel ist u.a. Gründungsmitglied des Kunstsammler e.V., des Bundesverbandes unabhängiger Kunstberater (BVUK) und Mitglied im Vorstand mehrerer Kunstinstitutionen. 

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