FLUCA season 2019

The Austrian Cultural Pavilion is an innovative and long-term project in the field of contemporary art – initiated by the Open Arts Foundation and the Austrian Embassy in Sofia and supported by the Plovdiv 2019 Municipality Foundation, the Austrian Federal Chancellery in partnership with Sofia Municipality and Plovdiv Municipality.

Since the beginning of May FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion – a collaboration of Austrian Embassy in Sofia and Open Arts Foundation, is on its traditional place at Otets Paisiy str., ready to officially start season 2019 – a culmination for the project, which has prepared a rich program of art events, performances, presentations and parties for the audience and will be a highlight in the program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019. The program is compiled by Boris Kostadinov – curator working between Vienna, Berlin and Sofia. Guest curator of the special program for August is Ursula Maria Probst – curator from Vienna.

FLUCA Official Opening  on the 16th of May

The official season opening of FLUCA is on the 16th of May (Thursday) with an exhibition of the Аustrian artist Olivier Hoelzl, which the artist is preparing on site in Plovdiv since the beginning of the month. He is working in the roma neighbourhood Stolipinovo and based on his interaction with locals, material world and the surrounding architecture, he will present his conclusions about the social reality in the form of video works and through his unique stencils. The presentation will take place at 18:30 in FLUCA and special guest to the event will be Mr. Konstantin Saupe, deputy head of mission in the Austrian Embassy Sofia.

After the opening the exhibition can be seen in the open hours of FLUCA – Tue. – Sat., 16:00-20:00.

Right after the season opening, in the evening on the 17th will be the first official party in the program of FLUCA for 2019, where Olivier Hoelzl will play a mix of groovy tracks for the FLUCA audience.

Events in MAY

On the 24th of May FLUCA will present the newest and most extraordinary guide to Plovidv – Plovdiv Fantasy Guide. The authors from Maina Town will tell us more about the world of the comic-guide. The evening will continue with Secret Vibes – a specially prepared party from the creators of the guide. This will be the first of official presentations at FLUCA of projects and events, created by Municipal Foundation Plovdiv 2019 for the program of Plovdiv-European Capital of Culture 2019.

At the end of May – on the 29th (Wednesday) on the stage of FLUCA will be presented the Bulgarian participation at the most exciting event in the art world for this year – the 58th edition of the International Art Biennale in Venice. Vera Mlechevska – curator of the Bulgarian National Pavilion will give insight into interesting details about the Bulgarian participation, which presents How We Live via works of the artists Rada Boukova and Lazar Lyutakov .

More by FLUCA to enjoy in season 2019:

In June and July the varied program of FLUCA will continue with solo exhibition of Anton Stoianov – Bulgarian artist, based in Berlin, working in the sphere of objects and installations, as well as video program and talk with Vasilena Gankovska and Bianca Pedrina from Vienna. Those will be be followed by the program of experimental movies Weisses Licht by the viennese collective Golden Pixel Cooperative

The exhibition of Olivier Hoelzl will be on until the 21st of June and will be followed by the season’s exhibition highlights, created by Anton Stoianov, Bernd Oppl, Christoph Schwarz, Kamen Stoyanov and Katharina Swoboda and Andreas Fogarasi.

FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion will also host two residencies this year, part of the collaboration with the Culture department of the Federal State Government of Styria. Guests to Plovdiv and FLUCA will be the young photographer Anais Horn and artist Bernhard Wolf, famous with his urban interventions.

For a second consecutive year, FLUCA will take part in the official program oviennacontemporary international contemporary art fair in Vienna, with an exhibition inKunstraum LLLLLL.


FLUCA in May:

03.05 | 18:00 Sayulke b2b Mironov – warm-up party for FLUCA season 2019

9.05 | 19:00 Presentation of the new book by Nikolay Terziyski -  published by Janet 45 publishing house

16.05 | 18:30 Exhibition opening by Olivier Hoelzl – official opening of FLUCA season 2019

17.05 | 18:00 FLUCA Party – Olivier Hoelzl selects and plays music for the audience of FLUCA

24.05 | 19:00 Presentation of “Plovdiv Fantasy Guide“ – comic guide to Plovdiv, the project is supported by Municipal Foundation Plovdiv 2019

29.05 | 19:00 Presentation of the Bulgarian pavilion on Venice Biennale 2019 by the artist Luchezar Boyadzhiev

FLUCA in June:

07.06 | 19:00 Presentation of KNOW-HOW SHOW-HOW: Found in Kichuk Paris by the initiator of the platform Dima Stefanova, a project supported by Plovdiv 2019

08.06 | 20:00 FLUCA party with Elen & Plamen K

14.06 | 19:00 screening of  UNAMERICA and curator talk by Ilina Koralova

21.06 | 19:00 FORNOTECA – exhibition by Anton Stoianov – opening+party with Flying Datzman

28.06 | 20:00 LOOKING AT BUILDINGS, CITIES AND PLACES – a screening, presented by Vasilena Gankovska and Bianca Pedrina

29.06 | 20:00 LOOKING AT BUILDINGS  2 – artist talk about the interpretation of urban environment – with the participation of Vasilena Gankovska and Bianca Pedrina

FLUCA in July:

06.07 Party and performance by Lena Ka

11.07 FLUCA party

17.07 Meeting of the independant art initiatives in Plovdiv

19.07 Opening of an exhibition, curated by Ursula Maria Probst + party

FLUCA in August:

01.08 video program German Fairytales 1 – Leo Kuelbs

02.08 presentation and exhibition by Sandra Radkovic

10.08 FLUCA party

23.08 Christoph Schwarz exhibition opening

FLUCA in September:

06.09 presentation of an instalation by Katharina Swoboda

13.09 Exhibition opening by Andreas Fogarasi + FLUCA party with  jOObba

14.09 FLUCA party with Julieta Intergalaktika

15.09 presentation of Das Weisse Haus, Vienna – Alexandra Grausam

20.09 party with DJ Monique Fessl

FLUCA in October:

03.10 presentation by Bernhardt Wolf of works of the artist, created in Plovdiv and inspired by his impressions of the city

11.10 presentation of wokrs by the Austrian photographer Anais Horn, created during her artistic residency in Plovidv

12.10 FLUCA season 2019 closing party

Open hours of the current FLUCA exhibition during the season: Tue. – Sat. от 16.00 – 20.00.

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