Need to Draw
November 15, 2014 – February 28, 2015
Opening on Friday, November 14, 2014: 6 – 9 pm
Galerija Gregor Podnar is pleased to announce Dan Perjovschi’s exhibition Need to Draw.
Ranging from the 1980s to the present, from the intimate to public, this exhibition features primarily works related to Perjovschi’s artistic activism on behalf of political movements worldwide, in an attempt to visualize the characteristic approach behind the artist’s observation of society and progress.
“I do simple direct political drawings. I do them in museums, books, newspapers, streets and on Facebook. The exhibition follows my transition from my training in academic painting to a free style of drawing, from graphic on paper to drawing on walls, from a dictatorial society to a democratic one. My practice is based on experience and not on theory. Lots of accidents and shortage of stuff have changed the way I think and do art. I choose drawing by instinct and develop it into a performative practice, both in the art scene and in the public space. Lately my drawings were downloaded from Facebook and used in protests and activist movements across the globe. I found myself in the position of a drawing provider. No art museum can give you that. I was born in 1961, the same year Berlin Wall was erected. I am still standing.” Dan Perjovschi, 2014
Dan Perjovschi lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. His work has been displayed in solo exhibition in venues such as Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Tate Modern, London; MoMA, New York; Wiels, Brussels; Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Kunstverein Salzburg; San Franscico Art Institute; MACRO, Rome; Arsenal gallery Bialystok; Rejkyavik Museum of Art; Kiasma, Helsinki; Shedhalle, Zurich. In 2007 Perjovschi represented Romania at the Biennal of Venice. He has also taken part in many international biennals, as well as in collective exhibitions.
Current group exhibitions that feature his work include Fraternité. KRITIK und KRISE im SITUATION ROOM des .CHB, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin; Manifest Intention. Drawing in all its forms and languages, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Torino; Fragile Sense of Hope – Art Collection Telekom, me Collectors Room Berlin; Input/Output – Schnittpunkt Worpswede, Die Museen, Worpswede; 31st Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil; Nets: Weaving Webs in Art, Kunsthalle zu Kiel.