FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion Season 2018

In season 2018 FLUCA presented a rich and varied program of artistic projects from Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, USA. The FLUCA season was opened in Sofia where it stayed for 4 months, in connection with the consecutive presidency of Bulgaria and Austria of the Council of the EU. 

During the season, the pavilion was at three lively public spaces in Sofia, with some of the program highlights being the exhibition "Olympia" by Aldp Giannotti, the “Complex Pussy Catalogue” performance by Ivo Dimchev and Kamen Stoyanov’s Performance Pizza Painting. 

The parties were also an integral part of the FLUCA program and the Sofia summer music stage. The audience of the pavilion enjoyed fresh sounds at the opening party of the HippieLandia Music Festival, the “DOMA music: Funkusion” party and the “Container Party” with Niki Phoenix and Emil Doesn‘t Drive.

In September the magic box returned to its audience in Plovdiv, at the traditional location of Otets Paisiy Street, and presented art installations, screenings and presentations. Highlight in the last month of the 2018 season was the specially created for the pavilion and with its participation video installation "Refugium 01", by the Viennese artist Reinhold Zisser, which the author himself presented on the stage of FLUCA. A special place in the FLUCA program for the season was the „Phantasy is more important“ project by Kamen Stoyanov.

Ⓒ Mihail Novakov

Ⓒ Mihail Novakov

Ⓒ archive, FLUCA

Ⓒ archive, FLUCA

Ⓒ archive, FLUCA

Ⓒ Michail Michailov

Ⓒ Michail Michailov

Ⓒ archive, FLUCA

Ⓒ archive, FLUCA

Ⓒ archive, FLUCA


FLUCA PROGRAM - SEASON 2018

FLUCA in May:

3-31 May – Olympia - an exhibition by Aldo Giannotti
12 May – Yogaholic – a performance by Voin de Voin - 7pm - 10pm
17-18 May – Western Balkans Conference, Goethe Institut. Participants: Lana Cmajcanin, Elena Petrovic, Jovanka Popova, Olson Lamaj, Isabella Anna-Maria Ritter, Katharina Schendl. Moderator: Luchezar Boyadjiev
19 May – Night of Museums, Sofia. HippieLandia Party - 6pm - 11pm
20 May – Quantum Consciousness - Yoga in the museum - part of the exhibition Olympia
24 May – DOMA Music Party - 6pm - 11pm

FLUCA in June:

2-10 June – Escape Room - Time Square NYC video program - curated by Naomi Lev
4, 5 and 6 June – The Complex Pussy Catalogue - a performance by Ivo Dimchev
8 June – a concert by Niya Petrova in support of the National Citizens' Initiative 700
10 June – Neva Balnikova - design
13 and 14 June – Performance Pizza Painting - a performance by Kamen Stoyanov
15 June – HippieLandia Festival Launch Party
16 June – 10 years Elizabeth Kostova Foundation
18-19 June – presentation of Plovdiv 2019 – European Capital of Culture
21 June – The Fountain - The Wa and Ola Bandola - film screening and discussion
30 June – 15 Minutes of Fame, a project by SARIEV Contemporary and Open Arts Foundation

more about the program in June here

FLUCA in July:

5 July – Container Party – the music of Niki Phoenix and Emil Doesn‘t Drive
11 and 12 July – Leave Your Mark – presentation of Vision for Sofia
13 July – Iv Toshain - video screening
14 July – performance by Michail Michailov
15 July – meeting with the Chief Architect of Sofia Municipality – Zdravko Zdravkov
16 July – presentation of the Green Line Sofia project
20 July – party with Ropotamo CO and Parsi
27 July – concert of Turumtay Zaric (experimental jazz from Vienna)
28, 29 and 30 July – video installation of Sibin Vasilev and Yoann Trellu 31 July – performance by Luiza Margan

more about the program in July here

FLUCA in September:

6 September – party 10 years artnewscafe
7 September – refugium 01 – video installation by Reinhold Zisser, opening FLUCA – season Plovdiv
13, 20, 27 September – Escape Room – video selection – curated by Naomi Lev 25 September – opening of Phantasy is More Important – project by Kamen Stoyanov at Notgalerie, Vienna, presented by FLUCA (part of the program of viennacontemporary 2018)
27 September - open talk about the project Phantasy is More Important with the artist and the curator, and presentation of FLUCA in Notgalerie, Vienna by Vesselina Sarieva (Open Arts Foundation), Thomas Stoelzl (former vice-ambassador of the Republic of Austria in Bulgaria and FLUCA initiator) and Boris Kostadinov (FLUCA art director).
27, 28, 29 September – What is Germany – video program Projektraum LS43, Berlin
28 September –  afterworks – party with music by  Sayulke and Denitza /Good vibes/