Exhibition LISTEN TO US – ARTISTIC INTELLIGENCE (Works from Art Collection Telekom)
From 4 April to 30 June 2019, the visitors of Plovdiv will be able to see the group exhibition LISTEN TO US – ARTISTIC INTELLIGENCE (Works from Art Collection Telekom), presenting Deutsche Telekom’s prestigious collection of contemporary art for the first time in Bulgaria. The project is curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher and coordinated by Dimitrina Petrova.
4 April - 30 June 2019
Opening: 4 April, 7 pm, City Art Gallery Plovdiv, 15 Alexander I Battenberg Str., Plovdiv
Nevin Aladağ, Anatoly Belov, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Yane Calovski, Levan Chelidze, Danika Dakić, Braco Dimitrijević, Aleksandra Domanović, Petra Feriancova, Igor Grubić, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Nilbar Güreş, Vladimir Houdek, Hristina Ivanoska, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Sanja Iveković, Nikita Kadan, Mi Kafchin, Šejla Kameric, Lito Kattou, Luka Kedžo, Genti Korini, Eva Kot’átková, Maria Kulikovska, Nino Kvrivishvili, Radenko Milak, Ciprian Mureşan, Lada Nakonechna, Vlad Nancă, Paulina Ołowska, Roman Ondak, Dan Perjovschi, Cristian Răduţă, Stepan Ryabchenko, Slavs & Tatars, Nedko Solakov, Mladen Stilinović, Martina Vacheva
Invited artists:, Dimitar Genchev, Albena Mihaylova-Benji, Sasho Stoitzov, Krassimir Terziev
Curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher
The Art Collection Telekom was initiated in 2010 with a clear focus on the cultural area of Eastern and South Eastern Europe. In response to the social and political changes that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall, the artworks in the exhibition are an invitation to an open dialogue. They contribute to a better understanding of Europe’s cultural diversity as manifested in the visual arts of today.
LISTEN TO US is an invitation to listen to the works. Their sensual presence and intelligence are telling a lot about our common reality and encourage our own reflection.
Additionally, beside the works from the Art Collection Telekom, a few newly commissioned artworks by Bulgarian artists and some works of the recent history of contemporary art in Bulgaria will be integrated in the exhibition.
The project is accompanied by its own educational and mediation programme, reaching out to the general public, kids and schoolkids and elderly people. Starting in autumn 2018, first workshops establish practical training experiences for students and curators to mediate content and storylines of the works in the exhibition.