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'I am Not Exotic I am Exhausted' (2000) Dan Perjovschi
'I am Not Exotic I am Exhausted' (2000) Dan Perjovschi
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'I am Not Exotic I am Exhausted' (2000) Dan Perjovschi

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In preparation for his show The Black and White Cape Town Report at A4 Arts, Dan Perjovschi spent two weeks in Cape Town engaging the local context through spontaneous encounters, conversations, commutes, and by reading the daily papers. Perjovschi deciphered the information he collected through a constellation of drawings. These combined familiar, reworked, and transplanted images with new data and motifs. Perjovschi draws directly onto the gallery walls using his 'trademark' black marker pen. The wall became a collection of aphorisms and caricatures: a super-sized newsworthy strip. One of Perjovschi's requirements is that his work is erased. This process of erasure was documented, but before the wholesale disappearance of The Black and White Report, proto~ made a selection of Perjovschi's work for this series of t-shirts and postcards.

Dan Perjovschi's artistic practise combines illustration, political satire, comedy, performance. Ocula magazine has described his practice as follows: “Perjovschi does not ignore the inherent contradictions of the socioeconomic privileged arena where his work can be found. To violence, opulence and extremism, he responds with puns, laughter and ridicule as the protection of freedom”.

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Dan Perjovschi (b. 1961) is an artist, writer and activist born in Sibiu, Romania. He currently lives and works in Bucharest, Romania.