Book "Introduction to Bulgarian Contemporary Art"

Introduction to Bulgarian Contemporary Art (1982– 2015) is the first comprehensive history of Bulgarian art from the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century.

The book is based on a cycle of lectures delivered in Plovdiv and Sofia by the author, within the frames of the Introduction to Contemporary Art educational platform of the Open Arts Foundation and Sariev Contemporary Gallery. The book aims to trace and present the history and specifics of Bulgarian contemporary art with its most important participants, artists, institutions and galleries. The book offers an all-round overview of the art scene in Bulgaria in a clear and accessible way. The book is published in Bulgarian and English.

Janet 45 Publishing, 2018
Open Arts Foundation, co-publisher, 2018
Vessela Nozharova, author, 2018

Kiril Zlatkov, design, 2018
Poststudio, cover gesign, 2018
On the Cover: “Memory Is a Muscle” by Pravdoliub Ivanov (2007, detail)

Preprint: Kalina Dimitrova
Proofreading of the Bulgarian version: Sofia Nestorova, Lora Sultanova
Translation to English: Ekaterina Petrova, Boris Deliradev
Proofreading of the English version: Sophia Kleinsasser

This book is part of the Introduction to Contemporary Art platform of the Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv
Partners: Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv

The English language version of the book is supported by Gaudenz B. Ruf Award

paperback, 300 pages, 165 x 240 cm

Paper edition(Bulgarian): 35.00 leva
Online edition (Bulgarian): 33.25 leva
Order the Bulgarian version online here

Paper edition (English): 68.00 leva Online (English): 64.60 leva
Order the English version online here