Artist: Alex Mirutziu
Exhibition title: The unnerving inches of being
Venue: SABOT, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Date: May 31 – July 10, 2019
Photography: YAP Studio / all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and SABOT, Cluj-Napoca
“The unnerving inches of being” concludes few years of research on the work of novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch and the different methodologies she employed to create meaning. Preceded by “Between Too Soon and Too Late” , which took place at Delfina Foundation in 2018 (Mirutziu’s first solo exhibition in the UK), “The unnerving inches of being“ brings together a series of works informed by Murdoch’s writings and further reflects on the notion of time and space in relation to meaning.
Extending over a wide range of media and activities, including sculpture, drawing, poetry, and performance, as well as critical and curatorial projects, Mirutziu’s practice questions the way we create meaning to interpret the world around us. Highly intellectual, inspired by philosophy, literature and design, the artist explores the inadequate use of objects, language, and the body as tools of communication, confronting us with “dislocated modes of arrival at meaning.”