June 14, 2012 - Tate Modern - Stage and Twist: Anna Molska & Ciprian Mureşan
June 14, 2012

Stage and Twist: Anna Molska & Ciprian Mureşan

Ciprian Mureşan
, Leap Into the Void, After
Three Seconds
, 2004.*

Anna Molska &
Ciprian Mureşan
Stage and Twist

Until 14 October 2012

Tate Modern
Project Space

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

United Kingdom

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www.tate.org.uk

In Stage and Twist a child drinks a mixture of Pepsi and Coca-Cola, a giant puzzle is played by two semi-clad young men, an iconic work by Yves Klein is re-enacted with the artist leaping into the void and hitting the pavement below, and a group of workers assemble a monumental sculpture out of scaffolding in an empty field. In all of these works history is both re-staged and twisted as a means to engage critically with the present day.

This exhibition brings together the Polish artist Anna Molska and the Romanian artist Ciprian Mureşan for their first museum exhibition in London. Molska and Mureşan draw upon historical events and art history to highlight the power of the collective experience in the post-communist era. Both artists question social mechanisms and the construction of individuality. Rather than glorifying the past, each work cheerfully accepts the uncountable failures and shortcomings of contemporary society.

Curated by Capucine Perrot and Magda Lipska.

This exhibition is a collaboration between Tate Modern and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
The Project Space series has been made possible with the generous support of Catherine Petitgas.

Project Space at Tate Modern is dedicated to presenting contemporary art through a series of collaborations with cultural organisations around the world. It brings together emerging curators from both Tate Modern and other international venues for contemporary art to work together on an exhibition for both locations. Based on curatorial exchange and dialogue, the series showcases the work of new, recently established, or rediscovered international artists. The exhibitions therefore open up the possibility of introducing new work and interpretations within differing global contexts.

The curatorial exchanges are organised in collaboration with Gasworks.

*Image above:
Ciprian Mureşan
, Leap Into the Void, After Three Seconds, 2004. 

Courtesy Plan B, Cluj / Berlin and Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles. 
© Ciprian Mureşan

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