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Discoteca Flaming Star    Discoteca Flaming Star

Johanna Billing    You don’t love me yet

Alfonso Gil + Francis Gomila   Guantanamera

Ben Frost   I lay my ear to furious

Dan Perjovschi    Off

Dirk Vollenbroich    Short circuit / Cortocircuito www.dirkvollebroich

Mandla Reuter Pictures

Susan PhillipszFollow Me

Anikka Ström    The missed concert

Dora García    Rezos/Prayers

Nexus Art Group    Proyecto[NEXUS*]Jose Luis Delgado Guitart Ricardo EchevarríaMajorie KanterAchilleas Kentonis María Papacharalambous

Oswaldo Macià    Cuando los perros ladran

Leopold KesslerAlarm bike





2007. Jorge Díez. PRESENTATION

 MADRID ABIERTO is an international artistic initiatives programme which is held throughout the month of February in the junction Paseo de la Castellana-Recoletos-Prado since 2004. It is an avenue for approaching the interpretation and comprehension of how the public space is constructed from the sphere of art. Since its first open invitation announcement it has received more than 1.200 proposals. Out of all the projects presented, 29 were exhibited in the previous three editions and 13 will be exhibited this year, selected by different juries comprised by international experts.

Organised by the Cultural Association MADRID ABIERTO, the 2007 edition of the programme is promoted by the Altadis Foundation, the Department of Culture and Sport of the Autonomous Community of Madrid and the Governing Department for the Arts of the City Council of Madrid, with the collaboration of the Telefónica Foundation, La Casa Encendida of Obra Social Caja Madrid, the Ministry of Culture, ARCO, Radio 3 of RNE, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Canal Metro, Cemusa, Centro Cultural de la Villa of Madrid, Remo, Mediazero and Metro.

For this fourth edition, which will be held from the 1st to the 28th of February, a total of 658 projects were presented; 471 for the general invitation, 61 for the façade of La Casa de América, 28 for the façade of Círculo de Bellas Artes, 74 works for Canal Metro and 24 sonorous initiatives for Radio 3. The breakdown by countries of the projects presented is as follows: Spain (174), Italy (46), USA (46), Mexico (40), Argentina (33), Germany (28), Colombia (28), France (25), Brazil (18), Canada (16), Cuba (16), Ecuador (14), Chile (13), The Netherlands (13), Portugal (12), Ireland (9), Sweden (9), United Kingdom (9), Venezuela (9), Japan (7), Austria (6), Yugoslavia (6), Australia (5), Peru (5), Belgium (4), Costa Rica (4), Finland (4), Norway (4), Poland (4), Turkey (4), China (3), Croatia (3), Slovenia (3), Russia (3), Switzerland (3), Uruguay (3), Bulgaria (2), El Salvador (2), Georgia (2), Guatemala (2), India (2), Iceland (2), Israel (2), New Zealand (2), Czech Republic (2), Cyprus (1), Denmark (1), Estonia (1), The Philippines (1), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Latvia (1), Lithuania (1), The Dominican Republic (1), Serbia (1) and Singapore (1).

The selection committee was comprised by Juan Antonio Álvarez-Reyes (curator of Madrid Abierto 2007), Ramon Parramon (director of Idensitat), Cecilia Andersson (director of Werk) and Guillaume Désanges (co-ordinator of art projects in Les Laboratoires D’Aubervilliers, Ille de France). We declared the project for the façade of Círculo de Bellas Artes unfulfilled and pre-selected thirty projects, from which the curator finally selected Fernando(We were young. Full of life. None of us prepared to die) by the collective Discoteca Flaming Star; proyecto_nexus* by the collective [nexus*] art group; I Lay My Ear To Furious Latin by Ben Frost; Rezos/Prayers by Dora García;Pictures by Mandla Reuter; Guantanamera by Alonso Gil and Francis Gomila and Short Circuit/Cortocircuito by Dirk Vollenbroich. In addition to these seven selected projects, the current edition is complemented by other projects from artists invited by the curator: Dan Perjovschi, Susan Philipsz, Johanna Billing, Leopold Kessler, Oswaldo Maciá and Annika Ström. Through this mixed selection model our intention is to continue to make progress in our objective of broadening each annual proposal of MADRID ABIERTO.

In this year’s edition, for the first time, two specific invitations for audiovisual and sonorous works were announced, which were selected by the curator, myself, Arturo Rodríguez and José Iges. The following 11 works were selected for projecting on Canal Metro: Rothkovisión 3.0 by Daniel Silvo; Mierda de caballos y príncipes by Fernando Baena; Rest by Carolina Jonsson; Every Word is becoming by Alexander Vaindorf; Alpenflug (Alpine Flight) by Juan Carlos Robles; Himno by Cristian Villavicencio; PlasmaLux06-7 by Tanja Vujinovic-Zvonka Simcic; Mis Quince by Alfredo Pérez; Lucía by Pere Ginard and Laura Ginés; Candy by Mai Yamashita and Naoto Kobayashi and The Toro’s Revenge by María Cañas. For broadcasting on Radio 3, the following 8 works were selected: Am I walking by Jouni Tauriainen; Bendicho juez de la verdad by Eldad Tsabary; Reiterations (Elizabeth Street) by Sonia Leber and David Chesworth; Postal Densa. Postal Sonora. Madrid-Bogotá by Mauricio Bejarano; Alkaline by Paul Devens; Funkenspiel by David Halsell; Poema Jazz (a Clara Gari) by Luis Eligio Pérez and BihotzBi by Zuriñe Gerenabarrena.

Likewise, following on with the work of the previous editions, E451 continues to develop the graphic image and web page and, for the second year running, together with various debate tables on public art, the selected artists will present their work in La Casa Encendida on the 1st and 2nd of February.

We are continuing the process of creating an initiative of a scale manageable by a small team without a permanent or continuous structure, based on an open invitation announcement geared towards the production of ephemeral or temporary projects for the public space of the city of Madrid.

Jorge Díez







2007. Dan Perjovschi. OFF (location)

Muppis Pº del Prado- Pº Castellana








2007. Dan Perjovschi. OFF (published text)

 “I will reflect through drawings on the state of Madrid, Spain, Europe and the rest of the World”

Drawing is the tool that Dan Perjovschi employs as method for intervening in the social space, whether the space appropriated in a museum, exhibition hall or public area, on its walls or through media tools: newspapers and, on occasion of Madrid Abierto, street furniture. Perjovschi’s drawing is simple and direct, spontaneous and nearly caricaturist. His work is completely self-connected, being able to establish relations, dialogues and continuities between different works produced by the artist for different projects.

His drawings are observations on the political, social, cultural and artistic situation of wherever he happens to go, establishing a dialogue between those places and his own status of Rumanian artist who has lived through the communist to the capitalist regime transition and finds himself in a type of no-man’s land, somewhat similar to his occupation situation, a type of itinerant commentator who talks about what he sees with large doses of sharpness, simplicity and without qualms. Together with his modest use of resources and the spontaneity of his strokes, his sharp sense of humour stands out in his drawing interventions as one of his most distinguished features.










2007. Dan Perjovschi (Cv)



INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS2006·    Bartana, Perjovschi, Sasnal Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven NL·    Not me but you, not now but later Innsbruck Kunstraum A·    On the other hand, Portikus Frankfurt D·    Bryce, Borremans, Perjovschi Wurtemberghischer Kunstverein Stuttgart D·    May First Moderna Museet  Stockholm·    The Room Drawing, Tate Modern London·    From Now On, Kunsthalle Budapest·    First Class Montcada Spac, La Caixa Forum Barcelona

2005·    Naked Drawings, Ludwig Museum Koln, D·    Toutes Directions, Le Quartier, Quimper Bretagne, FR

2004·    Attila Protokoll Studio Cluj, RO·    No idea Schnittraum Koln, D

2003·    Ich habe keinnen zeitraum Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu/ Hermannstadt, RO·    Endless Collection Kunsthalle Goppingen (with Lia Perjovschi), D·    th Venice Biennial, Romanian Pavillion (with SubReal), IT

1995·    Anthroprogramming Franklin Furnace, New York, US

GROUP EXHIBITIONS2006·    Give a way, Limerick Biennial, Republic of Ireland IR·    Focusing Iasi/The social Project, Iasi Periferic Biennial RO·    Phantom, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall Copenhagen  DEN·    Normalization Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo·    The Vincent Biennial European Art Award , Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam NL·    The Large Piece of Turf projects in public space Nurnberg D

2005·    New Europe. The Culture of Mixing and Politic of Representation Generali Foundation Wien A·    Istanbul, The 9’th Istanbul Biennial, TR·    I still believe in Miracles. Dessins sans papier ARC Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Couvent de Cordeliers, Paris FR·    Paradoxes: the embodied city, Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, PT·    Buenos Dias Santiago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Chile

2004·    Comunaute, Institut d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, FR·    Passage dEurope, Musee d’Art Moderne St Etienne, FR·    Off site Collective Gallery Edinburgh, GB·    Flipside Artist Space New York, US

2003·    Open City-Models for Use Kokerei Zollverein, Zeitgenossische Kunst und Kritik, Essen, D·    In den Schluchten des Balkans Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, D·    Undesire, Apexart, New York, US

2001·    First Goteborg International Biennial, Kunsthalle Goteborg, SE

2000·    Arteast Collection, 2000+Moderna Galerija Lublijana SL, Orangerie Innsbruck, A and ZKM Karlsruhe, D

2000·    Voila! Le monde dans la tête Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, F

1999·    After the Wall Moderna Museet Stockholm, Ludwig Museum Budapest, Hu·    Hamburger Bahnhoff Berlin, D

1999·    Rondo Ludwig Museum Budapest, HU

1998·    Manifesta 2, Luxembourg

1995·    Beyond Belief', Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, US

PRIZES2004·    George Maciunas Prize

2002·    Henkel CEE Prize for Contemporary Drawing, Wien






2007. Dan Perjovschi. OFF (images + physical documents)

2007. Dan Perjovschi. OFF (images + physical documents)


Paseo del Prado - Museo del Prado

Castellana - Colón nº 150    Castellana - General Oraá   Castellana - Pinar

Castellana - General Oraá    Castellana - María de Molina

Castellana - Ortega y Gasset    Castellana - San Juan de la Cruz

Castellana - Vitruvio    Glorieta Carlos V - Cuesta de Moyano

Castillo - Paseo del Prado    Doctor Marañón - José Abascal   Emilio Castelar - Gral M Campos

Paseo del Prado - Lope de Vega   ** Recoletos - Cibeles    Recoletos - Colón

Recoletos - Prim    **Raimundo Fernández Villaverde


** MUPPIS: PHYSICAL DOCUMENTSMATERIAL: paperUNITS: 2 original drawingsMEASURES: 173'5 x 120 cm










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