Resist-Exist | Dan Perjovschi

17 March, 10:00 - 14 April, 18:00
In the Atrium of the French Institute of Romania and at the Romanian Peasant Club

17 March - 14 April | in the Atrium of the French Institute of Romania
17 March - 23 March | at the Romanian Peasant Club 
21 March | 17:00 | Presentation at the Romanian Peasant Club 
Exposition organised with the support of the French Institute of Romania and the Romanian Peasant Club.

"For years, I have been drawing the injustices of the world on the walls of museums around the world. For 2 years now, I have been reacting to the injustices of the world on the walls of Facebook. Those who take to the streets to fight these injustices have identified with my drawings and have used them during protests. And thatís how my drawings have now become activist." (Dan Perjovschi)

At the invitation of the festival, Dan Perjovschi has gathered his drawings from the four corners of the real and the virtual world and has placed them on the walls of the French Institute and of the Romanian Peasant Club. Those are the artistís interpretations and reactions to events related to Rosia Montana, the riots in Kiev, Istanbul or Cairo, the Occupy movement. A PowerPoint presentation that depicts the circulation of his drawings - from the artist's hand to the online environment and into the streets - will run on a screen in the Atrium. Perjovschi will present his work on March 21st, at 5pm, at the Romanian Peasant Club.

Dan Perjovschi has drawn and exhibited at MOMA (New York), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Ludwig Museum (Cologne), Tate Modern (London), Aichi Cultural Centre (Nagoya), Institute of the Arts (San Francisco), etc. Perjovschi has been playing an active role in the development of Romanian civil society through his editorial work at "22" Magazine. He received the George Maciunas Award in 2004 and the Princess Margriet Award from the European Cultural Foundation in 2012 (along with Lia Perjovschi). The artist lives and works in Bucharest and Sibiu.