5 September 2016

15 Minutes of Fame

Young artists under the spotlight! 


State Puppet Theater Plovdiv 
23 September, 8.30-11.30 pm
part of the Open Arts Program of the Night/Plovdiv 2016 festival 


Participants: Elena Kaludova, Kalina Terzieva, Kiril Ivanov, Maria Nalbantova, Martin Penev, Valko Chobanov
Musical guests: The Black Swells
Moderator: Vasil Iliev
Curator: Vera Mlechevska

There come on the scene politicians, scientists, executive directors from the Silicon Valley… and painters. Everyone who can win the audience with an idea or an image is summoned to rise under the lime light. “15 minutes of fame” is a new format for inspiring presentations of young Bulgarian artists. For no more than 15 minutes they will have full freedom to present themselves, their work, and their vision of art as well as their future plans. “15 minutes of fame” is an opportunity for the audience to discover the work of contemporary artists in an informal environment.

But why the artist has to talk about his/her art at all? Does it go without saying; doesn’t his/her art talk instead about him/her? Not really. The artists don’t use the same well-known means that you will impeccably recognize as art any more. The artist can tell you what you have to see. Sometimes artists have something different in mind, not the thing you think. And finally, what sort of a person is the painter, we will see on the stage of “15 minutes of fame.


“15 minutes of fame” is a project of SARIEV Contemporary and Open Arts Foundation. The project is part of SARIEV Contemporary’s platform Background: Young Artists. Partners: National fund “Culture” and Municipality of Plovdiv.

BACKGROUND: Young Artists is an annual project of the SARIEV Contemporary gallery for young artists and curators whose work is exhibited in the gallery and satellite public spaces. Artists presented in the program so far are: Kiril Kuzmanov and Svetoslav Michev (2010, curator Vladiya Mihaylova), Lubri (2011, curator Vera Mlechevska), Zoran Georgiev (2012, curator Pravdolyub Ivanov), Daniela Georgieva (2013, curator Friderike Schuler), Dimitar Solakov (2014).