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Dan Perjovschi

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The Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi's large-scale drawing installations are inspired by current events reported on television and in newspaper and tabloid headlines. Through concise phrases and wordplay, his sketches and skits portray reality with a sense of criticality and pointed humor. Perjovschi’s drawings have been widely disseminated-from the walls of museums to the pages of newspapers. Since 1990, following the demise of Communism in Eastern Europe and the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, the artist has contributed hundreds of witty and incisive observations to literary and political journals, such as Contrapunct and 22. The latter was the first independent oppositional weekly published in Romania in the aftermath of the Democratic Revolution. Taking its name from the date December 22, 1989, the historic day on which Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was ousted from power, 22 is the brainchild of the Group of Social Dialogue, a think tank of dissident writers, artists, and philosophers who endorse freedom of expression and human rights. As an illustrator for 22, and as its former art director, Perjovschi has transformed drawing into a medium of information and political commentary.