August 29, 6:30 p.m.
Perspectives on Romanian Culture: Then and Now
August 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Nasher Museum presents a mid-career retrospective of the work of Romanian artists Dan Perjovschi and Lia Perjovschi. Born in 1961 and educated in the Romanian socialism system, Dan & Lia Perjovschi create work that resides at the nexus of art, society and politics; both artists belong to the first avant-garde movement following the 1989 Romania Revolution. Dan is internationally renowned for large and small scale drawing installations of hundreds of cartoon-like figures that comment on local, national and international cultural and current affairs. He is also the foremost political cartoon satirist in Romania. Lia is well known for her performance and conceptual art. This unprecedented exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, videos, installations and conceptual art from 1986 to the present, as well as new commissioned works. The show follows a recent installation of Dan Perjovschi’s drawings in the “Projects” section of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Click here to see a video of Dan Perjovschi drawing on the wall at MoMa.
Please click here to view a short documentary on the Perjovschi show at the Nasher Museum.
The exhibition is curated by Kristine Stiles, a professor of modern and contemporary art in Duke’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies.