As part of the Punkte 10 art in public space program of Fumetto Comix Festival Luzern, Dan Perjovschi has been invited to use the Lucerne Theater facade for his popular drawings. In this conversation with Olga Stefan, the Romanian artist talks about why he draws, the ephemerality of art, what he misses in current contemporary art, and why he couldn’t compete with the swans of Lake Lucerne. The video above is an excerpt, the full-length version (9:58 Min.) is available below.
An internationally renowned artist, Dan Perjovschi creates site-specific and ephemeral works of art that are composed of countless images and texts, applied directly onto internal or external architectural surfaces. He gets his inspiration from the context in which he finds himself at the time of the project, and incorporates these local flavors into his personal historical and cultural lexicon. Dan’s biting humor and sharp perception are combined with his extensive knowledge of current events to create profound political and social commentary about the world in general, and contemporary developments and issues in particular.
Dan Perjovschi was born in Sibiu, Romania in 1961. He lives and works in Bucharest. He has shown his work in single exhibitions in institutions such as the MoMA, New York; Kunsthalle, Basel; Tate Modern, London. He was also Romania’s official representative at the Lyon Biennale (2009), Sydney (2008), Venice and Istanbul (2005).
Dan Perjovschi: White on Black. Punkte 10, Fumetto Festival. Interview with Dan Perjovschi at Fumetto Festival Lucerne. Lucerne, Switzerland, May 6, 2010.
PS: See also: “White on Black”, Interview with Dan Perjovschi; May 8 Art Tour of Lucerne; and Comic art festival puts Lucerne at cutting edge at Correspondences.
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