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  • Ciprian Mureşan, Leap into the Void, After 3 Seconds, 2004, gelatin silver print, 39 3/8 x 25 3/8. From “Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art.”

    “Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art”

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

    A photograph reveals a man sprawled facedown in the street, alone except for a distant cyclist and the presence of the camera. A send-up of Yves Klein’s infamous 1960 photomontage, this work, Romanian artist Ciprian Mures¸an’s Leap into the Void, After 3 Seconds, 2004, restages Klein’s iconic gesture of artistic freedom. On view here, it served to highlight one of the primary themes of “Six Lines of Flight”: the relationships between as many emergent art scenes and more established centers. Mures¸an’s image is exemplary of the witty, intrepid, performative practices of the artists selected for

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