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Alex Mirutziu's performative oeuvre on show at National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest

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SOLO EXHIBITION

as part of BIDFF (Bucharest International Dance Film Festival) in partnership with the Performing Arts Programme of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Ioana Paun

@THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, BUCHAREST (MNAC)

Exhibition visiting dates/hours |  SEPT 9 - OCT 1| 12 PM - 8 PM (regular museum ticket)

 

 

- all photos by Alex Mirutziu with the exception of the last  6 in line, bearing the copyright of Doria Photography.

Alex Mirutziu

As long as against an artwork we position ourselves frontality, we tend to do so brutally charged and equally emotional. The works in the exhibition are impossible to be perceived frontally, be it visually or multi-sensorially, but only by detour, alas slowly digesting it to the point of loosing oneself. My most recent works move away from the logic of ‘me’ - ‘here — ‘the rest’ - outside, and deal with uncertain dimensions which exhibits one/other meaning as well as with links of co-existence between multiple presences, approaches or appearances of the individual and of the world in which he/she belongs that cannot ever run out of steam.

Even when ‘here’ and ‘now’ structure our understanding, these are contaminated by an act of re-installment, or re-demarcation of the creative act. Demand joining efforts, multiple foldings.I insist in creating a climate that brings forth the likes of something to be later metabolised. This selection of works are part of such a mechanism of making meaning from proximity. I’m not interested in approaching this mechanism in a critical way, rather the contrary, due to the fact that critique entails a sort of way of looking at the object from the outside, short-circuited by spilling consciousness. It has not been proved that such a way of accessing reality has ever had enough stamina to be able to arrive at the end of a demonstration.

For complete list of films follow the link: http://www.bidff.ro/alex-mirutziu-en

Many thanks for the thought and energy that went into production and instalment to: Simona Deaconescu (Artistic Director of BIDFF), Anamaria Antoci (Festival Manager), Irena Isbasescu (International Relations), Emilia Paunescu (Production Manager) an all the BIDFF team which made this show possible and for Ioana Paun, chief curator of performative arts at MNAC for her  quick-thinking and functionalist approach. 

 

'Performance as process' and its aftermath at Delfina Foundation

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As part of Transpositions, the crowning event of Performance as Process residence programme by Delfina Foundation, London, Alex Mirutziu conducted research into the work of designer / typographer Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinnear, alongside his interest and commitment to the poetry of Graham Foust for a new performance which has been premiered on June the 7th within the premisses of the foundation.

Alex Mirutziu was joined by Joshua Hubbard for his performance, Stay[s] against confusion. Alex also showed a video piece Where is the poem (2013) in the Delfina library alongside a video work by Stephen entitled Into It (2013). Mirutziu’s engagement with Delfina Foundation was driven by a key question within his practice; ‘what performs?

Stay[s] against confusion project was developed with the co-operation of Delfina Foundation's operative team lead by director, Aaron Cezar: Dani Burrows, Jane Scarth, Poppy Litchfield, Gillean Dickie, Eleanor Scott, Jacob Wilson. Most importantly this project gently inscribes itself into the generous, dearing and unique approach to art that Delfina Entrecanales nurtured and supported over many decades.

For a more in depth insight into his practice and research please visit Delfina Foundation website:

● Q&A with Alex Mirutziu

● Transposition - Photo Gallery

 

Alex Mirutziu's residency was kindly supported by

Romanian Cultural Institute, Maria Bojan, Plan B Foundation, Ovidiu Sandor, Mircea Pinte, Jenny Hall and Delfina Foundation's family of individual supporters.

Alex Mirutziu - Where is the poem?, video, 2013, photo by Pari Naderi

Alex Mirutziu - Where is the poem?, video, 2013, photo by Pari Naderi

Alex Mirutziu - Stay[s] against confusion, performance, 2016, photo by Luciana Magno

Alex Mirutziu - Stay[s] against confusion, performance, 2016, photo by Luciana Magno

Alex Mirutziu - Stay[s] against confusion, performance, 2016, photo by Luciana Magno

Alex Mirutziu - Stay[s] against confusion, performance, 2016, photo by Luciana Magno

Alex Mirutziu - Stay[s] against confusion, performance, 2016, photo by Luciana Magno

Alex Mirutziu - Stay[s] against confusion, performance, 2016, photo by Luciana Magno

Alex Mirutziu - Stay[s] against confusion, performance, 2016, photo by Luciana Magno

Alex Mirutziu - Stay[s] against confusion, performance, 2016, photo by Luciana Magno

Alex Mirutziu - Stay[s] against confusion, performance, 2016, photo by Luciana Magno

Alex Mirutziu - Stay[s] against confusion, performance, 2016, photo by Luciana Magno