What: Dan Perjovschi solo show, Drawing Protest: From Museum Walls to Facebook Walls and Back
When: May 8-September 7, 2014
Opening and panel discussion on May 8, 7pm-10pm
Free to the public
Where: Shedhalle, Rote Fabrik, Seestr. 365, Zurich, Switzerland, www.shedhalle.ch
Dan Perjovschi (Sibiu, RO, 1961), an artist known for more than 25 years for his politically charged wall drawings within institutional spaces, has been involved in Facebook activism for more than 2 years, slowly merging his artistic practice from analog to digital drawings, which he posts to his page. There his thousands of friends share and discuss his political statements, mostly agreeing, but also sometimes critiquing and offering rebuttals, creating a rich exchange among individuals from diverse backgrounds, including cultural workers, academics, political figures, journalists, and laypeople, making Perjovschi’s page a locus for serious social mobilization.