The Fifth Floor: Dan Perjovschi

Dan Perjovschi Fifth Floor drawing 1 2008

Dan Perjovschi
Fifth Floor Drawing 1 2008
Variable dimensions

Courtesy the artist and Gregor Podnar Gallery, Berlin
© Dan Perjovschi

Dan Perjovschi is a renowned Romanian artist whose cartoon-type drawings, disarmingly immediate yet politically resonant, have appeared in a range of formats, from his own notebooks to pages of newspapers and inscribed directly onto gallery walls.

The relevance of the drawings is premised on the artist’s ability to respond quickly and incisively to context, deploying irony and humour to comment on local and global events, economics, and culture.

For his project at Tate Liverpool Perjovschi will be working directly onto gallery walls and stairwells before and during the exhibition, developing the project by working with and alongside Liverpool school children. He will also invite the public to draw cartoons on the wall, so they intermingle with his throughout the exhibition.

Dan Perjovschi has posed three questions to the children of Liverpool, and their drawn responses will be exhibited in the Education Studio, alongside the exhibition The Fifth Floor.

See also

Tate Modern Exhibition

Dan Perjovschi: The Room Drawing 2006

25 Mar – 23 Jun 2006
Dan Perjovschi: The Room Drawing 2006: past Tate Modern exhibition
FREE
Listen

Mainstream – An Evening with Dan Perjovschi

Dan Perjovschi produces subversive and politically engaged drawings. The artist is in conversation with Tate curator Maeve Polkinhorn.