Keep Drawing – a presentation by artist Dan Perjovschi

Keep Drawing - a presentation by artist Dan Perjovschi

Moderator: Ramona Mitrica, Director of the Ratiu Foundation / Romanian Cultural Centre in London.

Undoubtedly one of the best known Romanian contemporary artists, Dan Perjovschi is visiting the UK this May, bringing his unique brand of witty cartoon-style, politically resonant drawings. As a special treat for the friends and lovers of Romanian culture, Dan agreed to make a special presentation at the Ratiu Foundation, as a guest speaker in our Culture Power series of talks and seminars.

19.00-21.00, The Ratiu Foundation / Romanian Cultural Centre, Manchester Square, 18 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 6EQ; Tel. 020 7486 0295, ext 108; e-mail: bookings@romanianculturalcentre.org.uk; Entry is free but booking is essential.

Prepare yourselves for an update on Dan’s latest work, and for a frank and open view of the Romanian contemporary arts scene. And speaking about freedom, last time Dan was our guest at the Ratiu Foundation / Romanian Cultural Centre in London, in January 2006, he needed to get a visa to be able to be able to make himself heard as a Postmodern Ex-communist.

Dan’s works have appeared in a variety of formats: from his notebooks, to newspapers and galleries around the world, including the UK. His most recent appearance in this country was within Tate Liverpool’s ‘The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space’ project (16 December 2008-1 February 2009).

With that occasion, Dan also managed to take some time to work together with the News Magazine on the BBC’s website, in order to compose a topical cartoon for the Magazine Index. You can read the story here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7787337.stm

You can listen to Dan Perjovschi speaking about his Tate Liverpool experience in a short video on the BBC’s pages dedicated to the Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008, at www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool08/video/12/danperjovschi.shtml

To find out more about Dan Perjovschi and his works, do visit his website, www.perjovschi.ro .
Dan’s works can be seen in London from 7 to 23 May 2009 at the Bloomberg SPACE, 50 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1HD, as part of the COMMA programme of commissions.

Organised by The Ratiu Foundation / Romanian Cultural Centre in London

Culture Power is a programme initiated by the Ratiu Foundation, consisting of a number of presentations and constructive dialogue with an invited audience.

Region: All
Start Date: 08/05/2009
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Start Time: 19:00
Venue: Ratiu Foundation/Romanian Cultural Centre
Venue Address: Manchester Square, 18 Fitzhardinge Street
Website: http://www.romanianculturalcentre.org.uk
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Sponsorship: Not Available
 
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Name: Ramona Mitrica
Phone: 02074860295