TYPOLOGY presents Script, Stage, Screen | Ciprian Mureșan, curated by Oana Tanase. Featuring a critical selection of this internationally known artist’s experimental films, Script, Stage, Screen is the first solo exhibition of Mureșan’s work in Toronto, which we are very pleased to present in partnership with the 29th edition of the Images Festival (April 14–23, 2016).
Through the use of puppetry, Mureșan engages performative modes of writing, enacting, and visualizing both the absurd and the whimsical, bringing viewers into surprising and intimate discourse with crucial themes of our times. Whether performing the scripts of influential playwrights such as Saviana Stănescu (Dog Luv, 2009) or generating new texts (I’m Protesting Against Myself, 2011, in collaboration with Gianina Cărbunariu, or Untitled, 2015, with members of the community), Mureșan’s projects speak to ideals of collective intelligence even as they concede the continuing failure of true communality. The audience is challenged not only to reflect upon themes of trust and belief, and the violence that often characterizes interactions between the self, society, and structures of power, but also to imagine a hybrid space in which the ordinary and fantastic can coexist.
The films are supplemented with selections from an outstanding list of publications that offer multiple perspectives on Mureșan’s engagement with both the real world and works of others, and with the visual, literal, political and metaphorical discourses these works encompass. Script, Stage, Screen will also be accompanied by a new catalogue featuring an original essay by the Romanian-born, Toronto-based curator and researcher (and current TYPOLOGY curatorial resident) Oana Tanase. Dates for a catalogue launch and other exhibition-related events will be announced soon.
We will have two public receptions for this exhibition!
Friday, April 1, 7–9 pm : Opening Reception with Curator Oana Tanase
Thursday, April 14, 7–9 pm : Images Festival Launch Celebration
(coinciding with Koffler Gallery’s opening reception for Raymond Boisjoly on the ground floor)
Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
During regular gallery hours, Thursday—Sunday 12–5 pm, three films, with a total running time of 90 minutes, will be screened in the exhibition space three times a day according to the following start times and in the following order:
12 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3 pm
Dog Luv, 2009 | HD video transferred to Blu-ray | 30:56 minutes
I’m Protesting Against Myself, 2011 | HD video | 30:35 minutes
Untitled, 2015 | HD video transferred to DVD | approx. 30 minutes
All films are in Romanian with English subtitles.
Event and Exhibition/Screening Location
Suite 302 (on the third floor of Artscape Youngplace)
180 Shaw Street (between Dundas and Queen)
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5
See Google map of location
This exhibition is presented in partnership with the 29th edition of the Images Festival (April 14–23, 2016).
image: Dog Luv (still), 2009, courtesy the artist; photo by Serban Savu