Image courtesy of the artist and Galeria Plan B, Berlin/Cluj
All that work for nothing! That’s what I try to do all the time!
26 April – 1 June 2013
at Galeria Plan B, Berlin
“We 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 paradoxes.
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 impossible.