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Magazzino
Rome

Monument for the End of the World consists of a wooden city model, imagined as a sort of shrine- like city where a huge crane stands out holding a windchime, that is activated by the air moved by a ventilator positioned in the vicinity of the work. Using the representation of a model of the Korean city, Busan, Mircea …

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Best known for his evocative, metaphorical videos and mixed-media installations, Mircea Cantor makes work reflective of a broad worldview that is at once optimistic and trenchantly critical. In his works, he examines competing ideologies, war, displacement, the self and the other, and multivalence. Keenly aware of the multitude of meanings that a word or an object can contain, he deliberately mixes materials and uses language playfully, producing poignant, challenging works that defy neat categorization. He also refuses to be neatly defined, as he explains: “We know who we are, so why not go deeper? Let’s stand for something other than our nationality. [. . .] [My] objects speak of the great openness in which we can live today, beyond national categories.” Cantor won the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2011.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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2016
5775 (Part II) by Mircea CantorDvir Gallery
2015
Mircea Cantor - 5775 (Part I)Dvir Gallery
2014
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Monument for the End of the World, 2006

Wood, MDF, cardboard, windchime, ventilator
98 2/5 × 118 1/10 × 118 1/10 in
250 × 300 × 300 cm
Edition of 3
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M
Magazzino
Rome

Monument for the End of the World consists of a wooden city model, imagined as a sort of shrine- …

Medium
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included

Best known for his evocative, metaphorical videos and mixed-media installations, Mircea Cantor makes work reflective of a broad worldview that is at once optimistic and trenchantly critical. In his works, he examines competing ideologies, war, displacement, the self and the other, and multivalence. Keenly aware of the multitude of meanings that a word or an object can contain, he deliberately mixes materials and uses language playfully, producing poignant, challenging works that defy neat categorization. He also refuses to be neatly defined, as he explains: “We know who we are, so why not go deeper? Let’s stand for something other than our nationality. [. . .] [My] objects speak of the great openness in which we can live today, beyond national categories.” Cantor won the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2011.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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