Open Arts Foundation
Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes
16 August – 30 September 2019
Kapana gallery, 29 Rayko Daskalov str., Plovdiv
Free entrance for the exhibition and all events
Exhibition opening: 16 August, 6:30 pm
Tour in the exhibition with its curator Vera Mlechevska: 17 August, 11 am
Organized and initiated by Open Arts Foundation
Curated by Vera Mlechevska
Video program curated by Krassimir Terziev and Vera Mlechevska
The exhibition and the educational panel are part of the project “Open Art Files: Topics, People, Spaces, Files in Bulgarian Contemporary Art”, in the frames of the educational platform “Introduction to Contemporary Art” by Open Arts Foundation
Participants in the exhibition:
Adelina Popnedeleva, Albena Mihaylova-Benji, Alexander Valchev, Alla Georgieva, Assen Ushev, Boris Missirkov / Georgi Bogdanov, Boryana Rossa, Daniela Kostova, Dimitar Bouyukliyski-Michi, Dimitar Shopov, Dina Stoev, Elena Panayotova, Ergin Cavusoglu, Galina Shehirian, Ivan Kirkov, Ivan Moudov, Ivo Dimchev, Kalin Serapionov, Kamen Starchev, Kamen Stoyanov, Krassimir Terziev, Lazar Lyutakov, Lubri, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Lyuben Farzulev, Mariela Gemisheva, Martha Djurina, Martin Penev, Mihail Sazdov, Milosh Gavazov, Mimi Dobreva, Nedko Solakov, Neno Belchev, Oleg Mavromatti, Orlin Dvoryanov, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Rafi Shehirian, RASSIM®, Samuil Stoyanov, Sasho Stoitzov, Simeon Simeonov, Sofia Grancharova, Stanka Tsonkova-Usha, Stefan Nikolaev, Studio Komplekt, Svetlana Mircheva, Takor Kyurdyan, Tekla Aleksieva, Tsvetan Krastev, Valko Chobanov, Ventsislav Zankov, Vesselin Sariev, Vikenti Komitski, Vladimir Ivanov, Yavor Kostadinov
The exhibition gathers artworks by artists of different generations and ages, who for a short period and at different times were provoked by common intuition, by the ” zeitgeist” or driven by the possibilities of new and familiar means of expression.
The themes intertwined in the exhibition comment on the different artists’ creative pursuits between painting and the screen and the related time-based media, the common interest of many artists in the body – highly expressed in the 1990s, the reflections of artists on the legacy of public sculpture and art outside the institutions and in natural environment. The exhibition aims to also present intersections between different media and genres, with projections of films of experimental nature, and reconstructions of fragments of the media environment from the early 1990s.
The program of “Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes” will include series of lectures, screenings and meetings with artists and curators.
Program educational panel
31 August, 4 pm – Oleg Mavromatti, “No Place for Fools”, 2015, 82 min, experimental – Kapana gallery, 29 Rayko Daskalov str., Plovdiv