Program of Open Arts Foundation and Sariev Contemporary gallery for the opening of Plovdiv – ECOC 2019

We are pleased to invite you to visit Plovdiv for the long weekend of the opening of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019 (11-13 January 2019)! Welcome to the informal cultural spot of the Open Arts Foundation office, artnewscafe and Sariev Contemporary Gallery (36-40 Otets Paisiy str.) to celebrate together the new cultural capital of Europe!

On occasion of the important event, we would like to invite the friends and partners of Open Arts Foundation to Open Office Night on 12 January (Saturday) from 5 pm, when they will be able to visit the Foundation’s office (in close proximity to the location where the official opening ceremony of Plovdiv – ECOC 2019 will take place), and to meet with our team and receive information on our upcoming and past projects such as Open Art Files, Night / Plovdiv, Alternative map of Plovdiv, Introduction to Contemporary Art, FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Otets Paisiy St. Festival and others.
Join us at 6 pm in Sariev Contemporary for a guided tour in the exhibition “!” with its author – the gallery represented artist Kamen Stoyanov.

Right after that, at 7 pm, from the situated right next to the gallery artnewscafe, we will watch #together the ceremony of the official opening of Plovdiv – ECOC 2019 “We Are All Colors”, towards which will have very good visibility. The official ceremony will finish at 8 pm. The evening will continue with music and party.

Our weekend event schedule will begin on Friday, 11 January, when at 4 pm in Sariev Contemporary will be the opening of the solo show “!” by Kamen Stoyanov, in the presence of the artist. And at 6 pm, in SKLAD in the heart of the Tobacco City, will be opened the exhibition “Smoke. Tobacco stories”, curated by Vessela Nozharova and with the participation of the Sariev Contemporary represented artist Stefan Nikolaev.

11 January, Friday
4 pm – opening of the exhibition “!” by Kamen Stoyanov, Sariev Contemporary (40 Otets Paisiy str.)
6 pm – opening of the exhibition “Smoke. Tobacco stories”, SKLAD (16 Ekzarh Yosif str.)

12 January, Saturday
6 – 6:30 pm – guided tour in the exhibition “!” with Kamen Stoyanov, Sariev Contemporary (40 Otets Paisiy str.)
7 – 8 pm – ceremony of the official opening of Plovdiv – ECOC 2019 “We Are All Colors”, Tsar Boris III Obedinitel blvd. (in immediate proximity)
5 – 10 pm – #together in artnewscafe, drinks and friends (38 Otets Paisiy str.)
5 – 7 pm / 8 – 10 pm – Open Office Night – Open Arts Foundation (36 Otets Paisiy str.)

More info on our websites:
www.sariev-gallery.com
www.openarts.info
www.artnewscafe.com
and the website of Plovdiv – ECOC 2019 www.plovdiv2019.eu