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Untitled from Romania. Erasing Romania 1993 – 2003

© Dan Perjovschi

Untitled from Romania. Erasing Romania 1993 – 2003

Artist: Dan Perjovschi (Romanian, born 1961)
Culture: Romanian
Date: 2003 (printed 2006)
Medium: Chromogenic prints? or Digital photographs?
Dimensions:
Frame: 14 5/8 x 18 1/2 x 1 5/8 inches (37.1 x 47 x 4.1 cm)
Image: 11 5/8 x 15 1/2 inches (29.5 x 39.4 cm)
State: 2
Edition: 3 + AP
Classification: Mixed Media
Credit Line: Purchase with funds provided by Nancy A. Nasher (J.D.’79, P’18, P’22) and David J. Haemisegger (P’18, P’22)
Label Text:In 2002, Dan was invited to participate in "East Europe Zone" or "Zone 4," a performance festival organized by the Romanian art historian and curator Ileana Pintilie in Timisoara, the city where the Romanian Revolution began. Dan responded with a promissory letter that his contribution would be the performance of the removal of his tattoo on its tenth anniversary, or whenever he received funds to undertake the process. In 2003, Dan performed Erased Romania, having his tattoo sequentially removed during René Block's exhibition "In the Gorges of the Balkan" at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany. With the tattoo erased, Perjovschi declared himself to be "healed" of Romania and more of a citizen of the world.


Object number: 2007.10.1.C