The Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi is one of the foremost draughtsmen on the international art scene.
For the project Recession (Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, 31 May 2008 – 26 April 2009), which this book records, Perjovschi covered the two large wall spaces of the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst with a dense reference system, executed in white chalk on black ground, and diagramming a huge range of contemporary social, cultural and political phenomena in crude pictograms.
This publication traces the project in a diaristic fashion and steers the reader’s attention from broad views of the installation to detailed close-up. The fact that Perjovschi’s drawings were erased after one year makes Recession an indispensable document.
English and German text.