Play dice would be nice — Cluj-Paris — Sabot at Gaudel de Stampa


Installation, painting, video

Play dice would be nice
Cluj-Paris — Sabot at Gaudel de Stampa

Past: April 13 → June 16, 2012

“My dear Sir

Art is useless because its aim is simply to create a mood. It is not meant to instruct, or to influence action in any way. It is superbly sterile, and the note of its pleasure is sterility. If the contemplation of a work of art is followed by activity of any kind, the work is either of a very second-rate order, or the spectator has failed to realise the complete artistic impression.

A work of art is useless as a flower is useless. A flower blossoms for its own joy. We gain a moment of joy by looking at it. That is all that is to be said about our relations to flowers. Of course man may sell the flower, and so make it useful to him, but this has nothing to do with the flower. It is not part of its essence. It is accidental. It is a misuse. All this is I fear very obscure. But the subject is a long one.

Truly yours,


Oscar Wilde
Gaudel de Stampa Gallery Gallery
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Opening hours

Wednesday – Saturday, 11 AM – noon / noon – 7 PM
Other times by appointment

The artists

  • Mihuț Boșcu
  • Stefano Calligaro
  • Aline Cautis
  • Radu Comșa
  • Lucie Fontaine
  • Florin Maxa
  • Alex Mirutziu