Responses to current political and cultural debates
Every four months, L'Internationale Online invites artists, curators or writers to react, reflect or assess specific subjects troubling the present. From November 2019 to February 2020, Dan Perjovschi's drawings will occupy the Opinions column, using it as a space for intimately gaining perspective over the current state of the world. November – December 1989 was a moment of fighting for freedom. But it was also the start of a self-colonizing process and of a forced neo-liberalization, which effects we see again, 30 years later, in a mass global rioting. Dan Perjovschi, a well-known public voice since the early 1990s, with a broad activity as artist, activist, political illustrator and publicist, operates through his drawings in the complex field of dependency between art and politics. With his works, Dan Perjovschi gives an account of the occurrences of autocracy that linger to boil under the shallow of governmental democracy. Dan Perjovschi, by covering walls inside and outside of art institutions or public squares, has instituted a method for debunking the mechanism behind our political world's construction. His drawings, wittily visualise the convoluted associations and paradoxical context around momentous political and public events, the production of cultural identities and day-to-day reality. Dan Perjovschi lives and works in Bucharest and Sibiu, Romania. His solo exhibitions include: "The black and white Cape Town Report" A4 Art Foundation Cape Town (2019), The Prize "Drawing" Kunsthalle Hamburg 2016, "Unframed" Kiasma, Helsinki (2013); "Not over" MACRO, Rome (2011); "What Happen to US?" MoMA, New York (2007); "I am not Exotic I am Exhausted" Kunsthalle Basel (2007), "The Room Drawing" Tate Modern, London (2006) and "Naked Drawings" Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2005). He has participated in numerous group shows including the Jakarta Biennial (2015); the Sydney Biennial (2008); "The Magelanic Cloud" Cetre Pompidou (2007); the Venice Biennale (2007) and the 9th Istanbul Biennial (2005).Perjovschi received George Maciunas Prize in 2004, The European Cultural Foundation Prize in 2012 (with Lia Perjovschi) and Rosa Schapire Prize/Kunsthalle Hamburg in 2016.