Monday, 10 November 2014, 6pm
Artist Talk with Dan Perjovschi in the series Stadtgespräch. Metropolitan Perspectives (Stadtkuratorin Hamburg*)
The Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi works at the intersection between drawing, cartoons, and graffiti. After the dictatorship in Romania ended, he worked as a cartoonist for an opposition newspaper, Revista 22, in the 1990s. With his commentaries on current political and social relationships, he helps draw attention to civil society in a postcommunist world. Dan Perjovschi and his wife, Lia Perjovschi, were awarded the Princess Margriet Award of the European Cultural Foundation in 2013 for their cultural commitment in southeastern Europe. Perjovschi’s work is exhibited internationally at art institutions; usually he works in a site-specific way, drawing directly on the walls or windows thus creating ephemeral works that can be written over. In addition, Perjovschi also uses social networks and print media to disseminate his drawings on current political themes.
For the Stadtkuratorin Hamburg* project, he has been invited to comment on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Hamburg’s largest daily papers. In subversive and humorous ways, he makes connections between the historical event and the current development of globalized capitalism. On the weekend of November 8 and 9, 2014, he will add his drawn commentaries to the reporting on the fall of the wall in the culture section of the Hamburger Abendblatt. On Monday, November 10, at 6 p.m., he will offer insights into his work as an artist as part of the series Stadtgespräch. Metropolitan Perspectives at the Kunsthaus Hamburg. Dan Perjovschi’s Drawing Europe project is a cooperation with the Hamburger Abendblatt and will continue in 2015.