September 21, 2018

“Behind the Lines: Lia and Dan Perjovschi”

Friday May 31st, at 18:00, “Anthony Frost” English Bookshop (45 Calea Victoriei) is hosting the launching of the album “Behind the Lines: Lia and Dan Perjovschi” and his most recent “Dan Perjovschi. Temporary Yours”, an artist book published by IDEA Cluj.

“Dan Perjovschi’s wall drawings look unplanned, unfinished and even instinctive (and, as such, a suppression of all that he had learned at the conservative George Enescu University of Art in the 1980s). Occasionally, scratching out ‘errors’ in thick black marks, his lines are quick and bold. He writes in English in hasty capital letters, seemingly with little concern for penmanship. Figures, buildings and actions are reduced to a simple graphic lexicon of silhouettes and loose geometric shapes. National and political symbols are drafted in as graphic ready-mades.”

“As Lia Perjovschi says, “…everyone has a kind of museum in his or her head, a collection of what we like, what we saw, what we read and, in time, can begin to make a selection. This knowledge is the museum.”

(Exerpts from “Dan and Lia Perjovschi: Behind the Line “)

“Dan and Lia Perjovcshi: Behind the Line” has accompanied an exhibition by both artists – ‘Lia Perjovschi Knowledge Museum Kit’ and ‘Dan Perjovschi News after News’, which took place in November 2012, at the Peninsula Arts gallery in Plymouth.

Professor David Crowley, Head of Critical Writing in Art and Design at the Royal College of Art, interprets the extraordinary work of these ground-breaking artists. Performances, installations and objects are featured alongside enigmatic timelines and drawings – all explored through their diverse contexts.

From communist Romania in the 1980s to the white cubes of the international art world today, these artists have maintained a sharply critical and sometimes ironic view of the world in which they live and work. Placing their work in the critical and sardonic tradition of marginalia, Crowley examines the ways in which Dan and Lia Perjovschi draw and write on bodies, on printed matter and institutions.

The opening speech will be delivered by Matei Câlţia, editor and managing director of Galeria Posibilă and Vlad Niculescu, manager of “Anthony Frost” English Bookshop.

Upon purchasing the album “Behind the Line“ you will receive an autographed copy and a special, unreleased publication by Dan Perjovschi, who will be presenting a temporary exhibition in the bookshop.

For more information about both artists, please visit 

For purchasing the album online, please visit 

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