The Horizontal Newspaper


The Horizontal Newspaper is a public space art project initiated in 2010 by artist Dan Perjovschi, as invited by FITS. Each new edition of the “newspaper” is inaugurated at the start of every new edition of FITS, though “articles” are drawn throughout the year. This is the longest in-progress project in the artist’s career.

The Horizontal Newspaper is a collaboration between Dan Perjovschi, the “Radu Stanca” National Theatre Sibiu and the Sibiu City Hall.

The edition entitled “Together” is dedicated to the global, continental, national, local, and personal solidarity and resilience between people in times of crisis.

Dan Perjovschi was born in Sibiu in 1961 and has won international acclaim over 30 years ago for his critical, humorous, and empathic drawings on museum walls, art centres, and alternative spaces all around the world.

He has had personal exhibitions at Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Ludwig Museum Cologne, Macro Roma, Kiasma Helsinki, Salonul de proiecte and Sandwich Bucharest, Tate Modern London, Moma New York, White Cuib Cluj, Magma Sfântu Gheorghe, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Nasher Museum at Duke University, K’arte Târgu Mureș, MAC Reykjavik, whw Zagreb, Spencer Museum Kansas, La Caixa Barcelona, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hartware Dortmund, Total Museum Seoul, Instituto de Vision Bogota, Magasin Grenoble, Zilina Kunsthalle, Rupert Vilnius, Stacion Pristina, Kunsthalle Krems, IFA Berlin&Stuttgart, Arsenal Białystok, ParaSite Hong Kong, Royal Ontario Museum Toronto, etc.

Group exhibitions at Centre Pompidou Paris, MAC Chicago, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Kunsthalle Hannover, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Generali Foundation Vienna, Mac Marseille, NBK Berlin, Centrale Brussels, Fondation Van Gogh Arles, MuZee Oostende, Mac Guangdong, Extra City Antwerp, MOT Tokyo, Dox Prague, Haus der Kunst Munich, Rupertinum Salzburg, Vargas Museum of Art Manilla, Depot Istanbul, Palais Tokyo Paris, Royal Art College London, Kunsthalle Kiel.

Art biennials, triennials, and quadrennials: Venice, Lyon, Sao Paolo, Jakarta, Istanbul, Moscow, Medellin, Aichi, Goteborg, Timișoara, Seville, Labin, Budapest.

Dan Perjovschi has won the Kunsthalle Hamburg Rosa Schapire Prize in 2016, the European Cultural Foundation Princess Margriet Award (together with Lia Perjovschi) in 2012, and the George Maciunas Prize in 2004.

He is represented by Gregor Podnar Galleries Berlin, Jane Lombard New York, Michel Rein Paris, Helga de Alvear Madrid, and Kaufmann Repetto Milan.

Dan Perjovschi is an honorary citizen of the Sibiu Municipality.