On Saturday, November 16th, the Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi made drawings for, in, and on our Globalization suite at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Perjovschi has made his improvisational and site specific political drawings in a variety of public spaces and museums, including MOMA in 2007. He typically uses a black sharpie to draw his cutting and humorous interventions directly on walls.
Especially exciting for us is that his images have been redeployed by young activists in European street protests (such as those against the planned use of cyanides in mining by the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation in Romania).
We feel extraordinarily lucky that Dan infused our space with his singular creative energy, critical sensibility, and visual poetics. Thanks and credit are due to CGSC Committee member Claire Bishop who collaborated with Dan on her recent book, Radical Museology, or What’s Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art? (Walther Konig, 2014). Please come by Room 5109 to see the work. Even better—take photos or use the ones below and redeploy them in action. You can see more of Dan’s work on his Facebook page here, find a mass of his images here, and read interviews with him here and here.