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Exhibition Dan Perjovschi, in Timisoara | TIMPOLIS

The artist Dan Perjovschi exhibits in Timisoara, until the beginning of next year, the exhibition ACTIVITY.

The exhibition can be seen from October 28 until next year, January 15, at the Indecis artist run space, being part of the program Sit+Read Artbook Fair 2022an event that brings together in Timișoara 40 contemporary artists, designers, magazine creators, printers, independent publishers, book distributors from the country and abroad.

ACTIVITY is a retrospective of civic-artistic practices, which “talk” about what it’s like to be an artist outside the art scene, about objects, projects, donations, solidarity, partnerships, empathy, trust, time, money, knowledge.

The opening of his exhibition Dan Perjovschi takes place on October 28, from 7 p.m., at Indecis (Piața Libertății Timișoara, str. Coriolan Brediceanu, no. 2, floor 1), an independent space, in Timișoara. A non-profit organization consisting of an artist, an engineer and a sociologist, which aims to promote and create dynamic relationships between art and artists/artists/artistx by organizing exhibitions, stimulating artistic production, publications or other events cultural and educational. The Indecisive Space lives in symbiosis, sharing the same space with The Secret Garden Bookshop.

“I’m not an activist and I’m not a political artist. I took my share of gas and the hissing of bullets in my ears in December 89 and in the Mineriades of the 90s. Now I’m a drone. I need distance to find the image or word that sums up the activist, civic, political subject under the baton. Rosia Montana. No nonsense, with humor and empathy. I am not in front of the cordon of squires. My drawing is. People download what I do and put it on signs or on their own body. I am asked for designs for t-shirts, Facebook pages, logos, logos, banners, theses, diplomas, books, invitations, school walls, mugs and bags. I am asked to participate. Permanent. Free. Urgent. Who deserves it I didn’t say No. Never. I love artist-run spaces, I love indie publishers, I love artist books. I love grassroots projects. I do everything I can to support them,” says Dan Perjovschi.

Dan Perjovschi is a cartoonist, illustrator, writer, journalist and performance author and, for a quarter of a century, the artistic editor of Revista 22. He lives in Bucharest and Sibiu. He draws critically, with humor, directly on the walls of art institutions around the world commenting politically, socially and culturally on the daily life of global society. His black and white drawings are actually visual editorials.

He has had solo exhibitions at Tate Modern London, MoMA New York, Macro Roma, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Reykyavik Art Museum, Vannabbe Eindhoven, Ludwig Cologne, Nasher Duke University or Kiasma Helsinki and group exhibitions at Center Pompidou Paris, Tate Liverpool, Castello di Rivoli Torino, MoMA San Francisco, MUAC Mexico, MAM Warsaw, MCBA Lausanne or MOT Tokyo, at In-Context Slanic Moldova, On the Road 101 Bucharest, Balamuc Timisoara, White Cuib Cluj, Oberliht Chisinau, Museios Heraklion Crete, Schnittraum Koeln, B5 Târgu Mureș, Franklin Furnace New York, Arrow Factory Beijing, IBID Projects London, P74Centre Lubljana, Visual Introspection Center Bucharest, Stacion Pristina Kosovo, Nova Sinagoga Zilina, Sandwich Bucharest, Suceava Water Plant, La Galerie du Tableau Marseille, etc. He participated in Documenta 15 and art biennials in Istanbul, Venice, Sao Paulo, Moscow, Sydney, Lyon, Dublin, Iași, Timisoara and Jakarta.

He received the “George Maciunas” award in 2004, the ECF Princess Margriet award, Amsterdam 2012 (together with his wife, Lia Perjovschi) and in 2016 the Rosa Schapire Kunsthalle Hamburg prize. Dan Perjovschi is the laureate of the Foundation for human rights “Gheorghe Ursu” 1999 and the Civil Society Gala CERE Participare 2016. Since 2010 he has been doing the art project in the public space – Ziarul Orizontal in Sibiu.

Sit+Read Artbook Fair 2022 is part of the Timișoara 2023-European Cultural Capital program and is financed by the Timișoara City Hall through the Timișoara Project Center

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