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Mircea Cantor

Mircea Cantor

Born in 1977 in Oradea, Romania. Lives and works in Paris, France and Cluj Napoca, Romania. The visual artist Mircea Cantor has received wide acclaim for his subtle commentary on issues of contemporary society. Cantor's work is included in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris as well as in other collections worldwide.

Selected projects:

Tracking Happiness
2009, video, 11 min

In this film, he studies the paradox of an age in which traces are perpetually left and deleted. Tracking Happiness shows a group of women dressed in white walking barefoot across white sand. As they move in single file, each wields a broom to erase all traces of the woman who came before her. A harsh white light softens the limits of their immediate surroundings, which seem infinite. The mystical appearance of these women contrasts with the banality of what they are doing, and the music composed by Adrian Gagiu infuses the film with an uncanny atmosphere. 

See some of Mircea Cantors works, including Tracking Happiness on Vernissage TV (click to follow the link)

Interview with Mircea Cantor at, october 2011


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