Mircea Cantor, 10 December 2011
Romanian artist Mircea Cantor makes films and sculptural installations that often elaborate on uncertainty and the end of transparency in art; countering the prevailing expectation that everything can be known or predicted. His works offer a subtle and poignant commentary on the inherent contradictions of globalization and the resultant erosion and reinforcement of cultural boundaries and traditions. Through a talk and presentation of work, Cantor reflected on the contradictions of the human condition and how different fields of knowledge might make sense from the perspective of the contemporary world. This was the last in a series of events presented in collaboration with The Hepworth Wakefield.