Monday, July 23, 2007

dan perjovschi

Yesterday while at MoMA, I was introduced to the Bucharest-based graffiti and cartoon artist, Dan Perjovschi, who created a large scale drawing installation on the wall of the second floor atrium. The title of the exhibit is "What happened to US?", US being a purposeful play on words, since the U.S. is the butt of the artist's jokes in many ways. Perjovschi's drawings are a take on the political cartoon. Inspired by current events and modern qualms, they often display a very sharp sense of humor behind the sharpie. In conjuction with the exhibit, MoMA published a small newspaper of Perjovschi's sketches that can be downloaded online, as well as an interview between the artist and the curator, Roxana Marcoci, in which the two discuss Perjovschi's work in Communist and post-Communist Romania.

I loved the exhibit--it runs through August 27th, so see it while it lasts!

the following is a short clip of dan's installation at MoMA:

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