Projects 85: Dan Perjovschi
May 2–August 27, 2007
The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor
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In its gallery space in Berlin, Galerija Gregor Podnar presents new works by Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi. Dan Perjovschi mixes drawing, cartoon and graffiti that comment on current political, social or cultural issues. Over the past decade he created works drawn directly on the walls of museums and art spaces, most recently in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Dan Perjovschi (born 1961 in Sibiu, Romania) lives and works in Bucharest.
Opening reception, September 1, 2008.
Romania - Dilema veche
How an artist can halt a demolition
With the renovation of the National Theatre Bucharest, its National Dance Centre is to be razed. This prompted a protest action by Romanian caricaturist Dan Perjovschi.
Daria Ghiu comments: "Within one month, Perjovschi painted three large walls in the Dance Theatre. Now, anyone who wanted to tear down the building has a problem. Perjvoschi's drawings have turned these walls into valuable works of art. What to do? ... Paint the walls, covering up the art? Would the destruction of these paintings cause a scandal? With his provocative action, the artist appeals to the conscience and sense of civic responsibility, giving a playful answer to the cynicism and indifference with which the dance theatre is being evicted. In addition, his caricatures juggle political symbols and cultural stereotypes, and are extremely political and critical." (22/02/2008)
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