FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion started season 2019 on the 16th of May with the opening of the exhibition of Olivier Hoelzl. The exhibition can be seen until the 16th of June every day from Tuesday to Saturday (16:00 to 20:00) at FLUCA.
The program for June started in the evening of the 1st of June with a continuation of the daily celebrations for grown up kids with music by Ge Ra. She played for the audience genres such as punk, rock & roll, garage, 80′s disco, wave, synth pop, electroclash etc. In her music career she has been a warm up to many festivals and concerts in Sofia and Plovdiv for the bands The Caveman, Tigers in furs, Total rejects and Material girls among others.
The first presentation for the month – on the 5th of June at 20:00 will give an overview on the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale for arts, which takes place this summer. The artist Luchezar Boyadjiev will talk about the Bulgarian pavilion and the exhibition How We Live, which presents works by Rada Boukova and Lazar Lyutakov and is curated by Vera Mlechevska. With this project Bulgaria returns to the biennale after a long absence. Luchezar Boyadjiev will also present a broader view on the 58th edition of the most important international exhibition and his personal impressions of the national pavilions and of the common exhibition by the curator Ralph Rugoff, under the title May You Live In Interesting Times.
On the 7th of June at 19:00 the program will present the platform Know-How Show-How, which since 2015 annually organizes summer workshops for creative thinking and design processes with Bulgarian and international participation. Dima Stefanova, a communication designer based in Amsterdam and founder of the platform will tell more about the project initiated by it in Plovdiv in 2018 and 2019.
On the 14th of June at 20:00 is the screening of Unamerica, a movie by Luise Schroeder with a follow up conversation with Ilina Koralova, a curator living and working in Leipzig, Germany. The movie Unamerica engages with the memorial signification of the internation of the Americans with Japanese heritage in the former military camp in Manzanar, USA during the World War II.
On the next day on the 15th of June at 20:00 FLUCA will stage an event from the annual Plovdivian literature festival Plovdiv Reads. The online platform of Free Poetry Society will be presented after which the visual artist Petko Tanchev, who won the Plovdiv Award for Audio-visual arts, photography and cinematography in 2019, will present his instalation The For.gotten Words. The evening will end will music by noboris (Boris Zafirov).
On the 21st of June at 19:00 will be the official opening of the new FLUCA exhibition – Fornoteca*, by Anton Stoyanov. The artist, who has graduated the art academies in Vienna and Berlin and is currently based in Berlin, will present works from his newest series (2018), which are inspired by the artist’s specialization within glasswork in Glaser-Innung Berlin. The series present exicting dynamic compositionsin harmonious round and square format, trough the use of mirrors and glass glazings. Fornoteca will turn FLUCA into a fairytale oasis.
At the end of the month guests of FLUCA will be Vasilena Gankovska, who lives and works in Vienna in the field between contemporary art, urban planning and social processes and Bianca Pedrina, a contemporary artist from Basel. On the 28th of June at 20:00 both will present a video program with works by: Carola Dertnig, Martin Chramosta, Andreas Fogarasi, Sascha Picker, collectif_fact, Katharina Swoboda & Kamen Stoyanov among others. On the 29th of June at 20:00 their presentation at FLUCA will continue with a conversation about the artistic interpretation of the urban environment – Looking at Buildings, Cities and Places.
*After the opening the exhibition Fornoteca by Anton Stoyanov can be seen from the 21st of June until the 19th of July in the open hours of FLUCA (Tue.-Sat. 16:00-20:00).