Dan Perjovschi

(b. 1961)

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(1961– )

Romanian cartoonist, born in Sibiu. He began making his drawings for 22, a satirical magazine launched after the fall of the dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu in 1989. The drawings have reached an international audience, especially after being seen at the Venice Biennale in 1999. With his wife, Lia Perjovschi, as collaborator, he has developed a way of making his drawings into a kind of Performance and installation art, covering the walls of museums with sketches, as in The Room Drawing at Tate in 2006 and Project 85 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has said that he sees himself as the modern equivalent of a medieval troubadour commenting subversively on the news. His drawings are extremely simple, the ideas conveyed in a few strokes on tiny bits of paper, and deal with the topics of globalization, pollution, and social inequality.

Further Reading

A. Wege, ‘Dan Perjovschi: Schnittraum’, Artforum International (April 2005)

Subjects: Art.

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