Dan Perjovschi comments on regional, local and international events.
I was born in 1961, the same year Berlin Wall was erected.
I am still standing.
—Dan Perjovschi, 2014
Ranging from the group of works “Chalk Reality” to a site-specific installation, the second solo exhibition in the Reinbeckhallen mainly presents works related to the global political situation and the role of the artist within this system. Conceived as a work-in-progress, Perjovschi uses the space granted to him in the run-up to the opening and develops his works, such as drawings and collages, directly on the hall’s walls.
The thirteen works of the “Chalk Reality” series are large–format blackboards, shown for the first time in the solo exhibition “Chalk Reality” in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad, Serbia, in April 2010. Last year, a presentation took place at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, on the occasion of the Rosa Schapire Art Prize. The series engages, among others, in themes such as the environment, politics, faith, and love.
The exhibition represents a characteristic artistic approach on the observation of society and its development. The works are not an effort to change or shape the world, but rather a response to experience itself. Constantly on the hunt for motifs – on the road, on the Internet, in the press and on TV –, Perjovschi finds the themes for his caricatures in the affluent society and in the moods of our time. The drawings are in black and white, but the humor assumes many different colors.
The exhibition takes place in Berlin in collaboration with Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin.
Dan Perjovschi (born 1961 in Sibiu, Romania), lives and works in Bucharest, Romania.
Perjovschi has exhibited his works worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago | Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg | MOT Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo | Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki | Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin | 48th und 52th Biennale di Venezia, Venedig | 9. Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul | 2nd The European Biennial of Contemporary Art “Manifesta”.
In addition, Perjovschi has won prizes such as the Princess Margriet Award of the European Cultural Foundation and the George Maciunas Prize.
His works are in the collections of Ludwig Museum, Budapest | MoMA, New York | Centre Pompidou, Paris | Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Tate Collection | London.