Ciprian Muresan – kathmandu triennale

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Artwork Description

Untitled, 2017

A scaled, cardboard model of a few neighborhoods in Bucharest (Romania) is installed as an obstacle for the visitor. The visitor is obliged to destroy the city by walking on it. There is no way out. If one wants to visit the rest of the exhibition one has to step on and destroy the work. The work connects to the 1977 earthquake of Bucharest, as is it does to the recent quakes in Nepal.

 

Biography

Ciprian Muresan (b. 1977 Dej) lives and works in Cluj, Romania. He graduated Academy of Fine Arts, Cluj-Napoca in 2000. Muresan works with a variety of media, from drawing, video and objects to photography and books. Since 2005, Ciprian Muresan is editor of IDEA art + society magazine, published in Cluj-Napoca. In his works he explores, salvages and re-contextualizes historical, social and cultural (literary and /or artistic) references in order to unveil the complexity of everyday life and the conditions of viewing history.

Solo exhibitions include: Recycled Playground, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (2012), Ciprian Muresan and Tomáš Svoboda, Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, CZ; Recycled Playground, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, FR; (2011) Ciprian Mureşan, n.b.k. - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, DE (2010);

Group exhibitions include: Image to be Projected until it Vanishes, Museion Bolzano, IT;  Without Reality There is No Utopia, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, SP, The Beauty and the Distance, 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, AU; Les Promesses du passé, Centre Pompidou – Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, FR; The Seductiveness of the Interval, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, US; The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York, US; The Seductiveness of the Interval, Romanian Pavilion, 53 Venice Biennale.