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Ciprian Muresan (RO) / “Un Chien Andalou” - 2004 - 52 sec

Ciprian Muresan (RO) / “Un Chien Andalou” - 2004 - 52 sec

.: Statement

“If Bunuel had seen ‘Shrek’, he would have probably regretted not having done it himself. If Dali had seen ‘Shrek’, he would have probably claimed to have done it himself. Yet, such issues of paternity are truly irrelevant in this case. The acting characters fade away when the idiosyncrasy of the gesture that renders them relevant is lost in ritualistic repetition. The repeated gesture, devoid of its authors’ circumstantiality, attains a cultural value that pertains either to a sacred register in those societies in which the reproduced image still has the ability to impress, or, in the contemporary age, to a visual code whose intricate ramifications are strong enough to baffle and unnerve the uncommitted viewer. Indeed, if a cartoon character at the beginning of the XXI century casually imitates things seen in a surrealist manifest-movie eighty years older than him, the world we are living in at present must be troubled by definitions of identity and the mechanical and irrational reproduction of patterns…”
- Cosmin Costinas, 2004

.: Biography

born in 1977 in Dej, Romania
lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
co-editor of VERSION artist run magazine
from 2005 editor of IDEA art + society magazine

.: Education

2000 graduated the University of Art and Design, Cluj, RO

.: Selected exhibitions

Czeslaw Milosz “To Allen Ginsberg”, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
Periferic 7, Periferic Biennial , Iasi, RO
Choose..., Galeria Plan B, Cluj , RO
Motion Parade, curator Alina Serban, Fotogalerie, Vienna, AT
No Significant Incidents to Report, curator Mihnea Mircan, Galeria Noua, Bucharest, RO
On Difference #1, curators Iris Dressler and Hans D. Christ, Würtembergischer Kunstverein,Stuttgart, DE
Textground, curator Cosmin Costinas, Display Gallery, Prague, CZ
Storyboards. Trapped in the Escape, curator Cosmin Costinas, Galeria Vector, Iasi, RO
Formate / Moving Patterns, curators Georg Schöllhammer and Hedwig Saxenhuber, Kunsthalle project space, Vienna, AT
The End Of The Five Year Plan, curator Attila Tordai-S., Studio Protokoll, Cluj, RO (solo show)
Against the Space, curator Alina Serban, Trafó Gallery, Budapest, HU
The Way the World is, curator Matei Bejenaru, Turkish Bath, Iasi, RO
The Violence of the Image / The Image of Violence, curator Alina Serban, The Young Artists’ Biennial, Bucharest, RO
Shake the Limits, curator Maria Rus Bojan, Kalinderu MediaLab, Bucharest, RO
Supernova - Art for the Masses I, curator Atilla Tordai-S., Studio Protokoll, Cluj, RO


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