Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Dan Perjovschi Central Court [residency from Sept 1-17, 2010]
  • Dan Perjovschi Central Court [residency from Sept 1-17, 2010]
  • 16-Sep-2010 - 06-Feb-2011
  • Central Court, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Dan Perjovschi Central Court features a site-specific installation created by Dan Perjovschi, the Spencer Museum of Art International Artist-in-Resident from September 2-16, 2010.

Permanent black markers serve as the primary medium with which he will draw directly onto the Central Court walls. With humor Perjovschi renders complex issues in, as he describes, “three lines” that capture viewers’ attention and engage them in a deeper intellectual exchange. His cartoon-like drawings allow him to push public speech a little further. Extracting visual imagery from contemporary narratives, texts, and situations, Dan Perjovschi’s project at the Spencer will incorporate, or “patch” together, drawings related to local and current stories and events with previously created images. He also works with newspapers as his “gallery” and some of his past newspapers will be on view.

Romanian born and based, Perjovschi has adopted a nomadic life since the opening of Romania to foreign travel. He has participated in projects across the globe, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Venice Biennale, and most recently The Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Toronto. For more information on the work of Dan Perjovschi, please visit his website www.perjovschi.ro

The Spencer Museum of Art wishes to acknowledge Elizabeth Schultz, who provided the initial funds to create the International Artist-in-Residence Program endowment fund, as well as Linda Bailey and Ron Manka, Hope Talbot, Arthur V. Neis, and Judith and Frank Sabatini who have generously contributed to the challenge match.