During his travels, Dan Perjovschi keeps notebooks to record his immediate reactions to the moral, social, and political realities in which he finds himself. Some of the drawings from his notebooks later end up on the walls of museums and galleries the artist is invited to.
Warsaw Notebook was drawn while Perjovschi was in Warsaw in summer 2011, preparing for an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, entitled Black and White. Politically Incorrect Comics and Animation. It is a collection of notes and drawings that reflect the artist’s musings on Poland and Warsaw at the time. Evident themes are: criticism of the neo-liberal economy, questions of post-Communist identity, how public life in Poland is partly defined by historical traumas, and the role the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw plays in the changes that Poland is undergoing. The artist asked the Museum’s curators to copy drawings from his Warsaw Notebook, and also to draw a portrait of him.
Medium: notebook in a cloth cover, white paper machine, black and blue pen
Format: 63 pages
Ownership form: collection Source: Galerie Gregor Podnar Index: MSN: 4300-30/2012 Acquisition date: Oct 24, 2012 Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage