Any artist is first and foremost a citizen. Dan Perjovschi, one of the most internationally acclaimed Romanian artists, always emphasizes the role that artists must play in society.
We invite you to a real discussion about how art is a form of active citizenship. Why is it important that art is not separated from the problems of society? How can artists use their platform to support social causes? Can artists also take on the role of activists?
Dan perjovschi lives in Sibiu and exhibits in New York, Berlin and Tokyo, in Timisoara, Cluj or Slanic (Moldova). Since 2010, he has been working non-stop in Sibiu on an art project in the public space called "Horizontal Newspaper". In 2022 Ziarul had a "twin edition" at the most important contemporary art exhibition in the world - Documenta in Kassel.
Since 1991, he has published weekly cartoons about the Romanian context in Revista 22 (the first independent Romanian weekly founded after the Revolution of December 1989).
UPT Campus Creativ is a project initiated by the Politehnica University of Timișoara, part of the national cultural program "Timișoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023", financed by the Grow Timișoara 2023 program, run by the Timișoara Project Center, with amounts allocated from the budget of state, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.