posted on: Oct. 20, 2014, 12:18 p.m.
October 22 (Wednesday), 18:00
Venue: The New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater (49A, Fontanka River embankment), St. Petersburg.
As part of the MANIFESTA 10 educational program's series of dialogues, we present 'Dialogue 11' with MANIFESTA 10’s curator Kasper König and Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi.
While still a student, Professor Kasper König organized several exhibitions and published numerous books. In 1985, König became Professor of Art and the Public, a newly-created position at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf. Three years later, he accepted a professorship at the Städelschule Frankfurt, where from 1989 he served as president. During this period he became founding director of Portikus in Frankfurt/Main. König’s exhibitions have included “Westkunst,” Messehallen, Cologne, 1979; “von hier aus,” Messe Düsseldorf, 1984; and “Der zerbrochene Spiegel,” in Vienna and Hamburg, 1993. In 2000 he directed the art project accompanying the Hannover EXPO titled “In-Between Architecture.” König was Director of Museum Ludwig in Cologne from 2000 to 2012. Together with Klaus Bußmann, he organized the first Skulptur Projekte Münster in 1977.
Dan Perjovschi has over the past decade created drawings in museum spaces that he applies directly to the wall. His drawings present an often-humorous political commentary in response to current events. He has played an active role in the development of the civil society in Romania, through his editorial activity with Revista 22 cultural magazine in Bucharest, and has stimulated the exchange between the Romanian and international contemporary artistic scenes. Dan Perjovschi had solo exhibitions, among others, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2007) and Tate Modern, London (2006). He also participated to the 2nd European Biennial of Contemporary Art Manifesta 2 in Luxembourg (1998), the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007) and the 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (2012).
In 2005 Kasper König curated a monographic exhibition of Dan Perjovschi at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. König (together with Julia Friedrich) subsequently published a monograph of the artist (“Dan Perjovschi: Naked Drawings”, 2005).