survival strategies (the Contemporary Art Archive and the Knowledge Museum) 1985 today

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Datum der Aufzeichnung: 23.04.2016

Ort: TQW /Studios

Im Rahmen von: SCORES N°11 / / Atelier EDN - European Dancehouse Network: ARCHIVES TO COME



 CAA/CAA (Contemporary Art Archive/Center for Art Analysis ) is a contemporary art museum in files focusing on art and its context, art theory and practice, cultural studies and critical theory. A comprehensive (international) database  “a voice-activated” capsule of knowledge.  A frame and platform for ideas, dialogue, communication and empowerment focusing on issues that reflect the current debate in the art field and new cultural theories — about the social and political relevance of art, its autonomy and its changes.


Under different names, the CAA has been active since 1985 in Lia and Dan Perjovschi’s home in Oradea, in the frame of the experimental studio at Art Academy Bucharest, in Lia and Dan Perjovschi’s artist studio in Bucharest, in national and international museums, galleries, non-profit or artist-run spaces and in the mass media. CAA has been initiated and is maintained by Lia Perjovschi with the help of Dan Perjovschi and supported by various people, institutions and NGOs from all over the world. CAA is currently working with an investigative method, searching for sense, hidden and lost ideas, relevant works and authors — normalcy as exception — and preserving a dizzydent (from dizzy) critical attitude in a context of consumerism and intellectual stagnation.



Knowledge Museum — a project in which I recycle all my other projects, I present “like an architect” the  model — on a table, on the walls, or in a space, using diagrams from my interdisciplinary research — from books, reviews, the internet and objects both mainly in museums stores around the globe  from 1999-utill today (used for educational purposes). The museum comprises seven departments: Earth, Body, Art, Culture, Knowledge, Science, and Universe.


It is not The Museum—it is a basic starting point. 


Knowledge is surviving (doing the best you can out of what you have).








Lia Perjovschi was born in 1961 in Sibiu, Romania. She studied at the Art Academy Bucharest  1987-1993 and currently lives in Bucharest and Sibiu. Her activity can be summarised as a journey from her body to the body of knowledge and was shown in more than 500 exhibitions, lectures, workshops around the world.





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