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Mihai Olos
Mihai Olos
Mihai Olos
Mihai Olos
Mihai Olos
Mihai Olos
Mihai Olos
Mihai Olos

Mihai Olos

Edited by Olos Estate
Edited by Galeria Plan B
Text by Julian Heynen
Text by Mihai Olos
Text by Athena Tacha


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  • A richly illustrated retrospective of Mihai Olos (1940-2015), one of Romania's most prominent artists
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Mihai Olos (1940-2015) was one of the most prominent Romanian artists of the 1970s. Being interested in various media – painting, sculpture, happenings, Land Art, and even literature – he developed a coherent conceptual system of modular morphologic structures (knots), ultimately leading him to his utopian project, the “universal city” of Olospolis.

This monograph is published as a follow-up to the exhibition The Ephemerist. A Mihai Olos Retrospective, organised by the National Museum of Contemporary Art – MNAC Bucharest in 2016. The publication compiles a representative selection of artworks, photographs from the artist’s archive, which are being published for the first time, and essays on the oeuvre and life of Mihai Olos.

About the Author

Mihai Olos (1940-2015), born in Arinis, Maramures, Romania, lived and worked in Romania and Germany. Selected exhibitions include: Folklore, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, MuCEM Museum, Marseille (2020-2021); Perspectives, BOZAR Centre for Contemporary Art, Brussels (2019); SEEING HISTORY – 1947-2007. THE MNAC COLLECTION, National Museum of Contemporary Art - MNAC, Bucharest (2019); Mihai Olos, Centre Pompidou – Atelier Brancusi, Paris (2018); The Ephemerist. A Mihai Olos Retrospective, National Museum of Contemporary Art - MNAC, Bucharest (2016); Olospolis, Plan B, Berlin (2016); Appearance and Essence, ArtEncounters 1st edition, Timisoara (2015); National Museum Brukenthal Sibiu, Romania (2010); Museum of Art, Baia Mare, Romania (2009); International Triennial of Small Sculpture, Murska Sobota, Slovenia (2001); City Art Gallery, Baia Mare, Romania (2000); Künstlerhaus Schloß Wiepersdorf, Germany (1993); Golden Tripod, Schaubühne, Berlin (1993); The 39th Venice Biennale, ‘Space Capital 1970-1977’ by Joseph Beuys (1980); Documenta 6, Kassel, in the framework of the Free International University of Joseph Beuys (1977); Mihai Olos, Maramures Museum, Sighet, Romania (1976); Art and the City, New Gallery, Bucharest (1974); Milan Triennial (1968). 

9th Jan 2023
World excluding Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the US & Canada
280 mm x 235 mm
264 Pages
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