Opinions

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. Starting March 2020, writer and critic Frida Sandström will analyse contemporary examples of cultural-political mobilisation and the production of counter publics as it negotiates concepts such as autonomy and interdependency, labour and the altering states of the arts in times of increased populism and conservatism. Sandström is a contributing editor at Swedish Paletten Art Journal and currently works towards a PhD at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen. Together with dancer and writer Kasia Wolinska she runs the score-based study-practice 'The Future Body at Work’.

Ongoing artist-in-residence: Dan Perjovschi

Starting November 2019 Dan Perjovschi’s drawings occupy the Opinion’s 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.

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