Conversation with Ana Hušman and Dan Perjovschi
Foto: Damir Žižić

Ana Hušman and Dan Perjovschi

Ana Dević

Booksa, Martićeva 14d, Zagreb
15/09 2020, 6 pm

As an introduction for the exhibition Do Not Trace, Draw! at Gallery Nova, artists Ana Hušman and Dan Perjovschi will engage in conversation moderated by Ana Dević

These artists share an interest in popular and engaged methods such as sketching, note-taking, drawing, and testing as an integral process of knowledge sharing.  
Revisiting historical and current innovative forms of the shared use of public resources as well as actions and experiments related to processes of collectivity and education, the exhibition Do Not Trace, Draw! puts two projects into dialogue: Ana Hušman’s and Dubravka Sekulić’s research into the Zagreb-based project Pioneer City and an ongoing series of critical drawings by Dan Perjovschi.

Ana Hušman’s practice disassembles the structures and textures of cinematic elements through film, installation, books, sound, image, and text. Hušman experiments with the possibilities of animation, documentary and fictional cinematic methods, and the recorded voice and its articulation.

In his daily drawings, each sketched with just a few strokes, Dan Perjovschi comments with piercing irony on the absurdities and cynicisms of our “brave new world.” His drawings have taken over some of the most prominent international art institutions, populating their walls, floors, corridors, and windows and transforming them into spaces of discussion.