Mircea Cantor

20 Feb 2009 – 18 Apr 2009

London, United Kingdom


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  • Finchley Road, Hampstead

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Mircea Cantor's new sculptural installation elaborates on the theme of uncertainty. Giant golden cages are inhabited by two peacocks prompting reflections on worlds within worlds, on freedom and its limitations. He also uses objects such as a flying carpet woven with motifs of angels and aeroplanes. Exhibition in critic's round-up of the most exciting shows in 2009, Evening Standard Cantor's video and mixed media installations address the notion of displacement and co-existent worlds. He has achieved international status since he first began exhibiting in 1999. His video 'Deeparture' (2005) was a highlight of the 2006 Berlin Biennial, it recorded the unsettling meeting of a deer and a wolf in a pristine white gallery space. Beyond the suspense, Cantor discreetly evokes the uneasy confrontation of ideology, people and culture. Cantor's poetic use of materials, images, animals and places offers an eloquent meditation on the contradictions of our contemporary world and the human condition. His work has a beauty and immediacy that resonates long after the encounter." Suzanne Cotter, Curator"

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