perjovschi dan on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:43:52 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-ro] solo show at macro roma

MACRO â Museo dâArte Contemporanea Roma




MACRO â Museo dâArte Contemporanea Roma â presents in the
Enel Gallery the latest work by the Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi: an ironic,
caustic, contemporary fresco that reflects on the infinite contradictions of
the modern world through the freedom of sign and word. 


Perjovschi will be the first artist to work directly on
the skin of the new MACRO, and visitors will be able to watch him as he creates
his work. In a performance lasting a number of days, and
entirely visible to the public, Perjovschi will be creating a large satirical
work brought to life by paradoxical drawings and epigrams. 


Dan Perjovschi
(Sibiu, Romania, 1961) is an artist celebrated around the world for his work in
the greatest international museums, including MoMA in New York and Tate Modern
in London. 

He will be creating an enormous
âfrescoâ especially for the MACRO premises. It will consist of drawings and
comic-strip illustrations that take an ironic look at politics, society, and
culture in the contemporary world. The concept of the work is based on the
paradigm of the global economic crisis and on the paradox in which our
post-modern turbo-consumerist society is attempting to defuse the risks of


Together with the installation, of which the âmaking ofâ
will be visible to the public in a sort of continuous performance lasting a
number of days, Dan Perjovschi will be presenting five dioramas made between
2006 and 2009, during his trips to a number of European cities: Venice,
Florence, Berlin-Brussels (âBexperienceâ), London and Stockholm. These tales in
words and pictures reveal the artistâs impressions of the real world. 

exhibition of works by Dan Perjovschi, âThe crisis is (not) over. Drawings and dioramasâ,
curated by Teresa MacrÃ, will thus provide an opportunity to see the work in
progress of an artist as he investigates new dimensions of space and original
interpretations of the world around him.


Even though his analysis of
contemporary principles and social values is pitiless, Perjovschiâs
investigations have a thread of irony and sarcasm running through them,
allowing them to capture the strident contradictions of reality. 

Perjovschi grew up in Nicolae
Ceausescuâs Communist Romania, and thus in a world of cultural censorship and
repression, but he belongs to the generation that freed itself from the
dictatorship after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. He started working in
Bucharest in 1991 as a draughtsman for the Romanian magazine â22â. His
favourite artistic language is thus drawing, enlivened by puns and epigrams,
and by the paradoxical interpretation he gives to socio-political events and to
the new class wars, as well as to the contradictions of the art system and the
anomalies of cohabitation in a globalised world. In an almost performative manner, his form of
representation often ends up in large mural installations but also, with
surprising effects, in videos, video animations, dioramas, notebooks, and

Perjovschi makes use of all the
potential offered by the space, creating new dimensions in the premises he
works in: walls, windows, floors, and ceilings inside and outside museums,
institutions, and galleries, in which he makes his fables float, following the
lines of the architecture that contains them, and transforming every work of
his into a site-specific project. 



Perjovschi was born in Sibiu (Romania) in 1961. He lives and works in
Bucharest. He trained as an artist at the University of Arts George Enescu in
Iasi, Romania, and has put an solo exhibitions in the worldâs leading museums.
His shows at the Tate Modern London, at the Kunstraum, Innsbruck, at the
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and at the Kunsthalle in Budapest took place in
2006. The following year, together with the solo âI Am not Exotic â I Am
Exhaustedâ exhibition at the Kunsthalle in Basel, his âWhat Happened to Us?â at
MoMA, New York, was also worthy of note. In 2008 he was at the Ludwig Forum fÃr
Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany, and in 2009 he was invited to the Van
Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Holland, and to the Salzburger Kunstverein in
Salzburg. In 2010 Perjovschi worked at the San Francisco Art Institute, at the
Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and at the Novi Sad Museum of Contemporary Art
in Serbia. His group exhibitions include those at the biennales in Istanbul,
Bucharest, and Seville in 2006, the Venice Biennale in 2007, the Moscow
Biennale in 2007 and again in 2010, the Biennale of Sydney in 2008, and the one
in Lyon in 2010. His works have been shown in important group exhibitions in
international museums, including the âThis Place Is My Placeâ show in 2007 at
the Kunstverein, Hamburg, and âBrave New Worldsâ at the Walker Art Center in
Minneapolis. In 2009 came âThe Making of Artâ at the Schirn Kunsthalle,
Frankfurt, and in 2010 âThe Promises of the Pastâ at the Centre Georges
Pompidou in Paris. In Italy his works were shown in 2008 at the Palazzo
Strozzi, Florence, in âArte, Prezzo e Valore â Arte contemporanea e Mercatoâ,
at MART, Rovereto, in âEurasiaâ, and at the Centro dâArte Contemporanea di
Villa Manin in Udine in the âGod & Goodsâ exhibition. In 2009 he was at
Castello di Rivoli in the âWhat Is to Be Done?â exhibition. Perjovschi won the
George Maciunas Award in 2004.



The âDan Perjovschi. The Crisis Is (Not) Over.
Drawings and Dioramasâ exhibition is promoted by Roma Capitale,
Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e Centro Storico â Sovraintendenza ai Beni



Via Nizza, corner of Via Cagliari, Rome

Opening times:
Tuesday â Sunday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (the ticket office closes at 9 p.m.). Closed

MACRO + MACROTestaccio, Full: â 11.00; Reduced: â 9.00. Validity: 7 days 

(the MACRO ticket
also gives free admission to MACRO TESTACCIO within a period of 7 days)

For residents of the
city of Rome: Full â10.00; Reduced â8.00


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