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AROUND THE WALL
Dan Perjovschi, Andrei Oișteanu, Daria Ghiu and Liviana Dan in dialogue with Octavian Saiu
Dan Perjovschi born 1961 lives and works in Bucharest and Sibiu. Romania. His solo exhibitions include “Pression, Liberte, Expression” at Magasin Grenoble in 2015, “Unframed” at Kiasma Helsinki 2013, “News from the Island” at Reykjavik Art Museum in 2012, “Not over” at MACRO Rome in 2011, “Late News” at Royal Ontario Museum Toronto in 2010, “What Happen to US?” at MoMA New York and “I am not Exotic I am Exhausted” at Kunsthalle Basel in 2007, “The Room Drawing” at Tate Modern London, “On the Other Hand” at Portikus Frankfurt, “First of May” at Moderna Museet Stockholm in 2006 and “Naked Drawings” at Ludwig Museum Cologne in 2005. He participates at group shows like Sao Paolo Biennial 2014, Paris Triennial 2012, Dublin Contemporary in 2011, Lyon Biennial in 2009, the Sydney Biennial and Fifth Floor at Tate Liverpool in 2008, The Magelanic Cloud at Pompidou Paris, the 52nd Venice Biennial and the Moscow Biennial in 2007 and the 9th Istanbul Biennial in 2005. Perjovschi received George Maciunas Prize in 2004 and ECF Princess Margriet Award in 2013 (with Lia Perjovschi)

Daria Ghiu has a PhD in History and Theory of Art with a thesis on the history of the Romanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (UNARTE Bucharest). She is an art critic, curator and journalist at Radio Romania Cultural. Since 2006 she signs art chronicles and interviews with artists and curators for publications such as Dilema Veche, Cultural Observer, Cultural Bucharest, Igloo, Art, Idea Arts + Society, kunsttexte.de, TurnOnArt.com, Spike, Art Press. From 2013 she writes chronicles for the section Critics' Picks of Artforum.com. In 2010 she groomed and prefaced the volume of “20/22. Twenty years of texts” by Dan Perjovschi appeared in the "Performa" collection of “Cartea Românească” Publishing House.

ANDREI OIŞTEANU is a researcher at the Institute for the History of Religions (Romanian Academy), associate at the Department of Jewish Studies (Bucharest University), president of the Romanian Association for the History of Religions. Published books: “The Garden of the World Beyond. Zoosophy” (1980, 2012); “Mytho-Symbolical Motifs and Meanings in Romanian Traditional Culture” (1989); “The Box with Old People” (novel) (1995, 2005, 2012); “Mythos & Logos” (1997, 1998); “Cosmos vs Chaos: Myth and Magic in Romanian Traditional Culture” (1999); “The Image of the Jew in Romanian Culture” (2001, 2004, 2012) (The Prize of the Writers’ Union from Romania - Bucharest Association; Big Prize of ASPRO, The Prize “Ianculovici” – Israel) “The Image of the Jew in Romanian Traditional Culture” (Konstanz, 2002); “Order & Chaos: Myth and Magic in Romanian Traditional Culture”(2004, 2013) “Religion, Politics and Myth: Texts on Mircea Eliade and I.P. Culianu” (2007, 2014) “The Deluge, the Dragon and the Labyrinth: Comparative Studies in European Magic and Mythology” (Verona, 2008); “Inventing the Jew: Antisemitic Stereotypes in Central-East European Cultures” (Nebraska University Press, 2009) (Prize „A.D. Xenopol” of the Romanian Academy); “Konstruktionen des Judenbildes” (Berlin, 2010); “Narcotics in Romanian Culture. History” (2010, 2011, 2014) (Special Prize of the Writers’Union from Romania); “Les Images du Juif: Clichés antisémites dans la culture roumaine” (Paris, 2013); “Rauschgift in der rumänischen Kultur” (Berlin, 2013); “Sexuality and Society” (in work). He was granted with Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity, awarded by the Romanian President (2005) and National Order of the Star of Romania, awarded by the Romanian President (2006).

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