Mircea Cantor

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Mircea Cantor
Born 1977
Romania
Nationality Romanian
Known for Video, Animation, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Painting, Conceptual Art
Awards Marcel Duchamp Prize, 2011
Ricard Prize, 2004

Mircea Cantor (born 1977) is a Romanian-born artist who follows in the tradition of French artist Marcel Duchamp in that he employs readymade objects.[1] Cantor's choice of media is diverse, in that he has employed video, animation, sculpture, drawing, painting, and Installation art in his work.[2]

Cantor's 2005 video work, "Deeparture", which was on view in the contemporary galleries at The Museum of Modern Art, features a deer and a wolf together in a pristine white box environment. Cantor's work is included in The Museum of Modern Art,[3] the Walker Art Center, [4] The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou, The Israel Museum, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Abteiberg Museum, Magasin 3, as well as in other collections worldwide. He was awarded with the Ricard Prize in 2004; in 2011 he won Best Dance Short Film at the Tiburon International Film Festival with Tracking Happiness. In 2011, he received the Marcel Duchamp Prize.[citation needed]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Demos, T.J. "Mircea Cantor: The Title is the Last Thing". Philadelphia: Harper Perennial, 2006
  2. ^ "Mircea Cantor". Artists. artnet. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mircea Cantor". The Collection. MOMA. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  4. ^ CHONG, DORYUN. "Recent Acquisitions: Mircea Cantor’s Deeparture and Cao Fei’s COSPlayers". Magazine. Walker Art. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 

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