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Modernism.ro // Romanian presence during the Armory Week, NYC

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LA-based Mihai Nicodim Gallery will present at this year’s Armory Show a series of Romanian visual artists. Also, following the 2010 participation to Independent art fair supported by RCINY, Sabot Gallery from Cluj-Napoca feat. Alex Mirutziu continues its presence in NYC during the Armory Week at the contemporary video works art fair Moving Image.



Alex Mirutziu (b. 1981) is a Romanian artist whose work cuts across multiple domains, including conceptual writing, performance, photography and video installations. His work endows social processes with ephemeral emergence as the main constructs in an attempt to reconfigure the relation between information and form, psychophysical language and content, challenging origins and meaning. After the disturbing soloist performance, “Atrocity Exhibition,” in 2004, he continued his research at the University of Fine Arts in Cuenca, Spain, where his performative approach resulted in the suppression of one of his projects, which provoked strong reactions among artists and scholars in both Spain and Romania. Starting in 2004, the investigation of the real began when a new anatomical specimen emerged, Lick&Destroy, a corrupt and ambiguous approach to identity, with which Mirutziu produced himself distinctively in discontinuous, contradictory virtualities. In 2007, the English director, John Britton, formed an experimental
master class with eight heterogeneous performers, one of which was Alex Mirutziu. Shortly after the physically intensive training, he toured England with his social-comment performance, Leave Gordon Brown Alone, produced in Liverpool, Leeds and Berlin. He received international recognition in Madrid and Paris at Optica Video Art Festival, and was awarded Best Independent Artist. He frequently worked with Grit Hachmeister, VIP group, Arandjel Bojanovic, Liviana Dan and Noa Treister. Following his “Manifest of Flaw” show at Sabot in October 2009, Alex Mirutziu presented solo projects at Rüdiger Schöttle in Munich, and at Mihai Nicodim in Los Angeles. Recent group exhibitions include: Object-Orientation: Bodies and/as Things, in 2011, at Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA (USA), and Ars Homo Erotica, in 2010, at the National Museum in Warsaw (Poland).



The entity of fashion as a gerund status: fashion – a thing happening now, where the focus is on the emergent, potential ability to signal and set in motion moments during the performance. What is striking in the “Runway spills” videos is the diffusion of focus away from the garment and onto a situation that disrupts a specific convention (falling on the catwalk); the now of runway live performance that sometimes corrupts, and contradicts itself, in its redeployment of functions from the existence of an abstract idea to the tangible production.


[Image: Alex Mirutziu/ Runway spill #2, 2011, HD video. Courtesy of Sabot Gallery]


Alex Mirutziu, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Carolee Schneemann, Hannah Wilke, David Wojnarowicz at Moving Image New York

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Alex Mirutziu -Runway spill #2 (video still) / 2011

Moving Image, an art fair of contemporary video art, will take place March 3-6, 2011, during the Armory Show in New York and within walking distance of Independent. Located in the the Waterfront Tunnel event space between 27th and 28th Streets with an entrance on 11th Avenue in Chelsea, Moving Image will be free to the public and open Thursday - Saturday, March 3-5, 11-8 PM and on Sunday, March 6, 11-3 PM. An opening reception for Moving Image will take place Thursday, March 3, 6-8 PM.

Moving Image has been conceived to offer viewers a unique viewing experience, providing a rich program of time-based work from around the globe by today's most important and exciting new artists.

SABOT (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) features Alex Mirutziu’s videos. Using social consciousness and political information as fodder for open dialogue, this Romanian artist bridges the gap between form and communication. Each video is a temporal study delicately illustrating the emotional weight associated with social and political life. These films come to life through tears, volatile distortion, and isolation.

Moving Image was conceived by Edward Winkleman and Murat Orozobekov of New

York's Winkleman Gallery and co-organized with Penny Pilkington and Wendy Olsoff of

New York's P·P·O·W gallery.

Press:

Alex Mirutziu in NY Arts Magazine

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Controversial Customs
Summer 2010 - Romania
Daria D. Pervain and Marcel Janco


First and foremost I treat my body as a vessel, as a medium, and then as a space of resistance. I used to name it revolution-wise instrument embedded with political meaning and transversal power, transversal meaning any force physical or ideological, friendly or antagonistic that inspires emotional, conceptual and/or material deviations from the established norms.

In this respect I consider a dense and risky business to take my own body as the main place of confrontation and communication with my own memory and suffering and most of all to articulate this in a conceptual way and so forth.

In my recent work, I try to operate within notions that emerge and coagulate in the mind and perform beyond the spectator’s understanding. Queer entails these sub-notions that cause the possibility for art to explode outward and more than before my work furthers these into language.—Alex Mirutziu

Alex Mirutziu is a Romanian artist whose work cuts across multiple domains, including conceptual writing, performance, photography, and video installations. His work endows social processes with ephemeral emergence as the man constructs in an attempt to reconfigure the relation between information and form, psychophysical language and content, challenging origins and meaning. After the disturbing solo performance, Atrocity Exhibition, in 2004, he continued his research at the University of Fine Arts in Cuenca, Spain, where his performative approach resulted in the censorship of one of his projects, which provoked strong reactions among artists and scholars in both Spain and Romania. Starting in 2004, the investigation of the real began when a new anatomical specimen emerged, Lick&Destroy, a corrupt and ambiguous approach to identity, with which Mirutziu produced himself distinctively in discontinuous, contradictory realities. In 2007, the English director, John Britton, formed an experimental master class with eight heterogeneous performers, one of which was Alex Mirutziu. Shortly after the physically intensive training, he toured England with his social-comment performance, Leave Gordon Brown Alone, produced in Liverpool, Leeds, and Berlin. He received international recognition in Madrid and Paris at Optica Video Art Festival, and was awarded Best Independent Artist. He frequently works with Grit Hachmeister, VIP group, Arandjel Bojanovic, Liviana Dan, and Noa Treister. Following his Manifest of Flaw show at Sabot in October, Alex Mirutziu presented a solo project at Rüdiger Schöttle in Munich.



Photo: 
Alex Mirutziu, Runway spill #1, 2009. HD video 02.19
min transferred on video DVD, screened on
81.5 x 61.5 x 6.5 cm LCD screen. Courtesy of the artist
and Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery.

Alex Mirutziu in DISPLAYING/DISPLACED by Roma - The Road to Contemporary Art

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Alex Mirutziu's video "Runway Spill #1", will be screened in DISPLAYING/DISPLACED section of Roma - The Road to Contemporary Art: you can find direct info here:

► www.romacontemporary.it/it/03539/page.html

Alex will present his extraordinary performance after traumatic accident on May 25, 2010 at The Romanian Academy in Rome, wearing George Rusalin, Smaranda Almasan, Alex Nicolae, and shoes by Dana Iuga.

► www.accadromania.it/home.html
► www.info.roma.it/evento_newsletter.asp?eventi=18182
► www.romacontemporary.it/it/03539/page.html