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[Nettime-ro] Ciprian Muresan - Plan B Berlin

Galeria Plan B  
Ciprian MuresanÂ
'All that work for
nothing! That's what I try to do all the time!'Â

Opening: Friday April 26, 18 - 22 hÂ
April 26 - June 1, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 18

Potsdamer Strasse 77 - 87, 10785 BerlinÂ
Special opening times during Gallery Weekend Berlin:
April 27 and Sunday April 28, 11 - 19 hÂ

Galeria Plan B is happy to announce the third personal
exhibition in Germany of Romanian artist Ciprian Muresan, after his parallel
running solo shows at Plan B and n.b.k. Berlin in 2011.Â
We are pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition on
Friday, April 26 from 6 pm, as part of Gallery Weekend
âWe have been somewhat reluctantly learning that art does not
go anywhere, really; instead it dances attractively in the whirlpool of
circular time. Widespread referentiality in contemporary art finds
justification in that. Since the beginning of his career, the Romanian
artist Ciprian Muresan has been particularly generous to gallery goers (and
commentators) by often pushing his references into their face. He approaches
iconic figures and images of mainstream discourses of art with the profanity
of a street urchin, masking his deeper interest in philosophical
The four works, new or recent, on display in the exhibition, all
have to do with frustration. Scented with the trademark irony of the artist,
they disrupt the processes of perception and reflection creating a
minimalist adventure park with tasks flirting with the
Dominating the gallery space in its physicality, a tall pile of
poster-size sheets echoes the famous gesture by Felix
GonzÃlez-Torres, offering his art in the form of take-away posters to
visitors. This gesture famously inspired an endless line of artists to
engage in similar acts of generosity, after Nicolas Bourriaud wrote his
influential shorter catechism about Relational Art. In Muresanâs
version, the consumption and even the perception of the infinitesimal
artwork are hindered by its virtually endless superimposition and the pile
becomes an object of mere contemplation. The architectural model completing
the piece suggests a âpublic artâ setting for the pile. The
suitably scaled-down posters dispersed by an imaginary wind settle as sad
confetti on the streets and pavements, which can be read as a disillusioned
comment on Walter Benjaminâs hopes as to reproductive arts and their
alleged exhibition value.(...)â
The exhibition text was written by MiklÃs
Eckhardt, artist based in Budapest.Â

Ciprian Muresan, born 1977, lives and works in Cluj. His recent
personal exhibitions include: Recycled Playground, on view
successively at FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (2011), Centre d'art
contemporaine, Geneva (2012) and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2013).
His group show participations include: Six Lines of Flight: Shifting
Geographies in Contemporary Art,ÂSan Francisco Museum of Modern
Art (2012); Genius without Talent,Âde Appel arts centre,
Amsterdam (2011); Rearview Mirror,ÂThe Power Plant, Toronto
(2011); Image to be projected until it vanishes,ÂMUSEION
Bolzano (2011); Les Promesses du passÃ,ÂCentre
Pompidou, MusÃe National dÂArt Moderne, Paris (2010); The
Generational: Younger Than Jesus,ÂNew Museum, New York (2009) and The Seductiveness of the Interval,Âthe Romanian Pavilion, the
53rd Venice Biennale (2009).
For more information, please contact the gallery at +49.172.3210711 contact {AT} plan-b.ro.
For information about the general program during Gallery Weekend
Berlin: www.gallery-weekend-berlin.de.Â

Galeria Plan B

Str. Henri
Barbusse 59-61
400616 Cluj
Tel +40.740.658555
 Â Germany:
Potsdamer Strasse 77-87
10785 Berlin

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