Dan Perjovschi
Do we have a title ?


September 1st 2006 to March 3, 2007
opening hours from Wednesday to Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m.
and by appointment

 


Dan Perjovschi, Do we have a title ? (en cours de montage), 2006
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Dan Perjovschi creates daily drawings, charged with dark humour and somewhat related to press cartoons. As an alert chronicler of contemporary society, he is interested in his immediate environment as much as in local and international current events, with a particular focus on political and social issues. His compositions of drawings are inspired by the media, but also by what happens around him. In a first stage, he uses small sketchbooks. After making a selection, he reproduces them as felt-tip drawings directly on the walls of the exhibition space. The architectural framework is thus transformed into a temporary "fresco". Beside his exhibitions, Dan Perjovschi creates books - usually facsimiles of his sketchbooks. He also develops his social commitment within the cultural and political magazine Revista 22, in Bucarest. The entry walls of attitudes will host his drawings for a period of approximately 4 months. A book will be published at the beginning of next year to commemorate Dan Perjovschi's passing through Geneva.


Dan Perjovschi
(Roumanie, born in 1961, based in Bucarest)

expositions personnelles (selection)
2007
Project 85, MoMa, New York / Perjovschi-Perjovschi, Nasher Museum, Duke University, Durham / Culturgest, Porto / 2006 Do we have a title ?, attitudes - espace d'arts contemporains, Genčve / Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven / Not me but you, not now but later, Innsbruck Kunstraum / On the other hand, Portikus, Frankfurt-am-Main / Wurtemberghischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (avec Michäel Borremans et Fernando Bryce) / Back to Back, Lombard Fried Projects, New York (avec Nedko Solakov) / May First, Moderna Museet, Stockholm / First Class, Sala Montcada, Forum La Caixa, Barcelona / The Room Drawing, Tate Modern, London / From Now On, Kunsthalle Budapest / 2005 Naked Drawings, Ludwig Museum, Köln / Locus, Athčnes / Toutes Directions, Le Quartier, Quimper (avec Nahum Tevet) / I Shoot Myself in the Foot, Exit Gallery, Peja / 2004 Drawing-Drawing, Gregor Podnar Galerie, Ljubdljana (avec Goran Petarcol) / Attila, Protokoll Studio, Cluj / No Idea, Schnittraum, Köln / 2003 Ich habe keinen Zeitraum, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu / Endless Collection, Kunsthalle Göppingen (avec Lia Perjovschi) / Kunsthalle, Arnsberg (avec Ricarda Roggan) / 2002 3(6), Ibid. Projects, London (avec Nathaniel Mellors) / Working Title, Quartier 21, Museumsquartier, Wien (avec Lia Perjovschi) / 1999 rEST, Pavillon Roumain, 48. Biennale di Venezia (avec subReal)

expositions collectives (selection)
2007 2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art / Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris / Between The Desert And The Sea, 8th Sharjah Biennial / Free Speech, Argos, Bruxelles / 2006 Unhomely, 2 Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla / The Vincent, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / Art, Life and Confusion, Turkish Bath, October Salon, Belgrade / Grenzganger, Künstlerische Identitatssuche im Ostlichen Europa, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg / Happy Believers, Werkleitz Biennale, Halle / Give (a)way, Limerick Biennial / Focusing Iasi - The social Project, Iasi Periferic Biennial / Chaos: The Age of Confusion, Biennale de Bucarest / Phantom, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhague / Normalization, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö / The Large Piece of Turf, Public Space Art Projects, Nürnberg / Writing in Strobe, Dicksmith Gallery, London / Postcards, Museum of Contemporary Art Salon, Belgrade / Image Publique, Espace Nord, Ličge / Dada East, Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich / 2005 Buenos días Santiago - une exposition comme expédition, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (curateur : attitudes), Santiago de Chile / New Europe. Culture of Mixing and Politics of Representation, Generali Foundation, Wien / 9e Biennale d'Istanbul / I still Believe in Miracles, Couvent des Cordeliers, ARC-Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris / Just do it, Lentos Museum, Linz / Leaps of Faith, Nicosia / Paradoxes : The Embodied City, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisboa / On Difference 1, Local context-Hybrid Spaces, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart / Project Migration, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln / 2004 Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne / Musée d'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne / Collective Gallery, Edinburgh / Cetinje Biennale, Dubrovnik / Johann Köning Galerie, Berlin / Artist Space, New York / New Gallery, Zagreb / 2003 Kokerei Zollverein, Zeitgenossische Kunst und Kritik, Essen / Museum Fridericianum, Kassel / Apex, New York / 2001 hARTware projekte, Dortmund / First Göteborg International Biennial, Kunsthalle Göteborg / Belgrade Museum of Contemporary art, Belgrade / Moderna Galerija Ljubljana; Orangerie Innsbruck; ZKM Karlsruhe / 2000 Kunstraum München / Voilŕ! Le monde dans la tęte, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris / PICAF, Pusan / 1999-2001 After the Wall, Moderna Museet Stockholm; Ludwig Museum, Budapest / Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin / 1999 Casino Luxembourg / Ludwig Museum, Budapest / 1998 Manifesta 2, Luxembourg / Shedhalle, Zürich

publications monographiques (sélection)
2006 My World Your Kunstraum, Kunstraum Innsbruck / 2005 Human Natural Disaster, Reihe flypaper, Köln / DC: Dan Perjovschi : Naked drawings, Museum Ludwig, Köln / I draw I happy, Schnittraum, Köln / Toutes directions, Le Quartier, Quimper / 2004 Jumping Alphabet, Truc Spherique, Zilina / 2003 Walls, Floors, Museums and mines 1995 - 2003, éd. Liviana Dan, Timotei Nadasan, Cluj / Autodrawings, Kunsthalle Göppingen / 2002 Art of today-Yesterday news, Vienna Museumsquartier, Bucarest / 2001 New Ideas Old Tricks, hARTware projekte, Dortmund / Flow, Göteborg Biennial / 2000 Castle stories, éd. La Mancha, La Napoule Art Foundation / Vis-ŕ-vis, Nemira, Bucarest

Site Internet
www.perjovschi.ro