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The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Benefit Auction

Monday, October 24th

Robert Miller Gallery
524 West 26th Street, NY 10001

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Live auction at 7:30 PM

Ciprian Mureşan’s (b. 1977, Romania) quietly subversive work reflects upon many themes, using the platform of art as a mode of critique and intervention. In a classically postmodern manner, Mureşan reinvents canonical literary, cinematic, and artistic works in order to demystify them, to destroy their auratic presence. He has produced his own versions of iconic works such as the play Rhinocéros by French-Romanian Eugène Ionesco, and the famous photograph by Yves Klein entitled Leap into the Void. Mureşan produces works in many different media that coalesce to form a cohesive view of the world that is sardonic, sometimes playful, and often darkly humorous.

Religion is a recurring theme for Mureşan, who is skeptical of the dominance of religion in post-Communist Romania in educational and cultural aspects of the new society. “Untitled” (2009) is one of many drawings he made of children praying.

About HVCCA:
The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA), located in Peekskill NY, is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit arts and education organization dedicated to the presentation of exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs that enrich our understanding of contemporary art. The HVCCA is also committed to the enrichment of Peekskill, a multicultural community that has recreated itself as a major arts destination.

This year the proceeds of the auction will go towards Peekskill Project 2012, our fifth citywide site-specific art festival of cutting-edge contemporary art.

For more information, please contact Sue Stoffel: 914 393 5131

Auction Catalogue may be viewed at

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