Published by Moderne Kunst Nürnberg. Preface by Barbara Barsch, Ev Fischer. Interview by Barbara Barsch.
Dan Perjovschi’s black felt-tip drawings, done directly onto the walls of the venues in which they are exhibited, satirize current affairs, both globally and in his native Romania. Perjovschi is a member of the Group of Social Dialogue collective, which publishes the Revista 22 newspaper, one of Romania’s most prestigious intellectual journals.
The Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi (born 1961) is one of the foremost draughtsmen on the international art scene. For the project Recession, which this book records, Perjovschi covered the two large wall spaces of the Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst with a dense reference system, executed in white chalk on black ground, and diagramming a huge range of contemporary social, cultural and political phenomena in crude pictograms. This publication traces the project in a diaristic fashion and steers the reader's attention from broad views of the installation to detailed close-up. The fact that Perjovschi's drawings will be erased after one year makes Recession an indispensable document.
Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg. Edited by Kluturkontakt Austria.
From their Southeastern European bases in Bucharest and Sofia, artists Dan Perjovschi and Nedko Solakov have taken the international art world by storm over the course of the last 15 years, showing their work either solo or jointly at such prestigious venues as the 2007 Venice Biennale, Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Both artists work with pictures, texts and biting irony to comment on the social, political and cultural status quo. Early this year, Perjovschi and Solakov took over Vienna's BA-CA-Kunstforum, drawing all over the walls, floors and surrounding architecture with felt-tipped markers and pencils. Political, witty, subversive and fresh, this winning exhibition is documented here.
Published by Walther König/Idea Design & Print, Cluj. Edited by Sabine Hentzsch.
In 2007, Bucharest artist Dan Perjovschi drew darkly political line drawings on the main atrium wall of New York's Museum of Modern Art during public hours, so visitors could view the work in progress--his first U.S. museum installation. This book of drawings includes work made for Public Art Bucharest.