Dan Perjovschi (*1961 Sibiu) is one of the most important representatives of an art that resolutely intervenes in global socio-political and cultural issues and problems. He is known for his striking pictorial language of pictograms and wordplay, he has advanced since the second half of the 1990s to become an internationally renowned artist whose works have been shown at the Venice Biennale, the Tate Modern London, the Museum of Modern Art New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
The exhibition Drawing the World at the Ludwig Forum Aachen is representative of his 35-year creative period. Among them are rare, very early works, such as Urzeala from 1986/1988, as well as small photo sequences of his performative actions in Oradea, where he lived between 1985 and 1990.
Furthermore, the exhibition will show editions of the weekly Revista 22 with weekly drawings by Dan Perjovschi from the Centre for Artists’ Publications at Weserburg Museum as well as key works, such as Antropothek (1992), Chalk Reality (2010-2011) and the latest series on the Corona pandemic Virus Diary (2020). The highlight will be a wall work that the artist will execute on site.
Curated by Dr. Annette Lagler and Dr. Alexandra Kolossa
Curatorial assistance: Maren Hoch
Sponsored by: Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, Aachen