The Contemporary Art Society is pleased to announce an upcoming tour of Mircea Cantor’s works from the Rennie Collection. Spaces on the tour are limited, to ensure your place on the tour, please sign up as soon as you receive the members invitation.
The reflective work of Romanian artist and Prix Marcel Duchamp winner Mircea Cantor (b. 1977) is the subject of a Rennie Collection at Wing Sang exhibition this winter. This is the first solo presentation of his work in Canada. While Cantor works in a number of different mediums, he is best known for his ostensibly simple video narratives that slowly build to subtle but powerful climax leaving the audience with conclusions that keep them thinking well beyond the exhibition.
Mircea Cantor’s work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions at institutions throughout the world, including Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Museo Tamayo, Mexico City. In 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Prix Marcel Duchamp, given to an outstanding young artist working in France.
Rennie Collection is one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Canada. Over a number of years, it has evolved to focus on works related to identity, social injustice, appropriation, and the nature of painting and photography. The collection is made up of work by approximately 200 artists, including John Baldessari, Martin Creed, Andrew Grassie, Rodney Graham, Mona Hatoum, Brian Jungen, Richard Jackson, Louise Lawler, and Ian Wallace. While based in Vancouver, the collection is usually spread across the globe, on loan to institutions such as Guggenheim New York, Centre Pompidou, the Smithsonian Institution, and Tate Modern, among many others. The Wing Sang building, the oldest structure in Vancouver’s Chinatown, was renovated in 2009 to create an exhibition space in which the collection could be displayed locally. Rennie Collection at Wing Sang holds two shows each year.
Mircea Cantor – Collected Works
November 8 2014 – March 28 2015
Image Courtesy of the Rennie Collection