Dan Perjovschi - Stuff
02 Feb - 08 Mar 2008
With Stuff, the first solo show in Berlin by the Bucharest-based artist Dan Perjovschi (b. 1961), Galerija Gregor Podnar offers a look at the artist’s rich and multifaceted creative process. A major spatial installation – inspired by the floor piece Perjovschi realized for the Romanian national pavilion at the 1999 Venice Biennale – groups dozens of drawings on a vinyl surface that covers the gallery floor. Along with this installation, a kind of Wunderkammer displays the artist’s graphic strategies in all their diversity. On the one hand, there are postcards, faxes, drawings on paper, drawings on blackboards, diorama projections, and even newspaper inserts (the taz series from 2005) – forms through which Perjovschi’s thought-writing manifests itself; on the other, we see, in logical arrangement, the numerous notebooks, or Diaries, from 1998 – the scores of sketches Perjovschi made in preparation for his 1999 Venice installation.