This is a public event, no booking necessary.
*New Commission in partnership with Delfina Foundation and European ArtEast Foundation.
To coincide with his exhibition at Delfina Foundation, Romanian artist Alex Mirutziu will present a new performance work in the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Referencing philosophical thought, national displays of power and collective agency, Doing Sub Thinking seeks to illustrate the performative forces at play in society. Exploring the de-personalisation of an individual within a crowd, Mirutziu will bring the audience on a journey to make manifest the intangible gaps between thought and action within group dynamics.
Alex Mirutziuâ€™s (b.1981, Sibiu, Romania) practice extends over a wide range of media and activities, including sculpture, drawing, poetry and performance as well as critical and curatorial projects. In his work he expands on the notions of approximation and proximity in connection to time, dislocating modes of arrival at meaning. He made a collective with a hyper-object â€” namely himself at 29 â€“ and often operates within this structure. The collectives’ modus operandi is retroactive irony. The artist frequently lectures on performance alongside his current theoretical practice (Royal College of Arts, London, Von Kraal Theatre, Estonia, Konstfack, Stockholm, Bezalel University of Art and Design, Tel Aviv) and collaborated with artists, writers, musicians, designers and philosophers among which include, Grit Hachmeister (DE), Paul Devens (NL), Elias Merino (ES), Graham Foust (US) and Graham Harman (US). Recent projects have been hosted by The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (2017); Delfina Foundation, London, UK (2016); Venice Biennial (2015); National Museum, Warsaw, Poland (2014); Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland (2014); Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary (2012); ZDB, Lisbon, Portugal (2011); Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (2011); The Glass Factory Lab, Boda, Sweden (2011).