3 January 2019

Newsletter January 2019


Sariev Contemporary's newsletter for January is out now. 

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Kamen Stoyanov

solo show

11 January - 22 February 2019
Vernissage: 11 January, 4 pm – 8:30 pm
in the presence of the artist
The vernissage is part of the long weekend of the opening of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019
(11-13 January 2019)

SARIEV Contemporary
40, Otets Paisiy str, Plovdiv 4000



In the Belly of the Beast? Insights into the contemporary art market
Organized by Prof. Dr. Astrid Mania

18 January 2019
11:30 am - 18:00 pm
Free entrance


Introduction by Astrid Mania
Professor for art criticism and modern art history at HFBK Hamburg

Vesselina Sarieva
Director Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

13.00 lunch break

Christian Kaspar Schwarm
Strategist, collector, founder of Independent Collectors, Berlin

Marie-Kathrin Krimphoff
Senior Art Consultant, Bergos Berenberg AG, Zürich

Anna-Catharina Gebbers
Curator, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

Final discussions

More info about the symposium here

HFBK Hamburg, Hörsaal (R 229)
Lerchenfeld 2, 22081 Hamburg



Openartfiles.bg is a bilingual website presenting a database and an archive of Bulgarian contemporary art,
an online library and specially created thematic critical texts.
Discover profiles of people, art spaces and organisations and learn more about the processes, main topics, artists and events in the contemporary Bulgarian art scene at openartfiles.bg

Openartfiles.bg is part of the project "Open Art Files: Topics, People, Spaces, Files in Bulgarian Contemporary Art"(2018-2019) by Open Arts Foundation in collaboration with SARIEV Contemporary

The project is part of the official program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019



Don't Look Back in Anger: 2018 in art
Several of SARIEV Contemporary's projects are among the highlights of 2018 in review of contemporary art in Bulgaria and the world, with special mention of the book "Introduction to Bulgarian Contemporary Art (1982–2015)"and the website openartfiles.bg
Author: Stefka Tsaneva

online and print issue
read the article
[in Bulgarian]


Through the layers of folklore
A review of the recent solo show "Mud" by Martina Vacheva at SARIEV Contemporary
Author: Dessislava Mileva

monthly issue for art and culture
read the article
[in Bulgarian]


Something more than stories
A review of Martina Vacheva's solo show "Mud" at SARIEV Contemporary
Author: Vessela Nozharova

K weekly
newspaper for critique, debates and culture
read the article
[in Bulgarian]


Nikolay Nedelchev about the pleasure of collecting and and his own collection
The director of SARIEV Contemporary Vesselina Sarieva interviews the collector Nikolay Nedelchev about the pleasure of collecting art and his own collection

Unique Estates
magazine for luxurious real estate
[in Bulgarian]



Rada Boukova

group show
Associate curators: Rada Boukova & Baptiste Debombourg

Boris Achour, Rada Boukova, Baptiste Debombourg & David Marin, Pierre-Yves Helou, Camille Henrot, Delphine Kohler & Les Filles du Facteur, Eric Monin, Plastic Bank, students from ENSAPLV.

16 November 2018 - 25 January 2019

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette
144, Avenue de Flandre 75019 Paris


Pravdoliub Ivanov

Beyond Borders
A dialogue based on European Investment Bank masterpieces at the Boghossian Foundation
group show
Curated by Delphine Munro and Michket Krifa

Héla Ammar, Taysir Batniji, Nasr-eddine Bennacer, Pierre Bismuth, Alighiero Boetti, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Ali Cherri, Cooking Sections, Tony Cragg, Bady Dalloul, Gohar Dashti, Elger Esser, Jan Fabre, Mounir Fatmi, Lara Favaretto, Maïmouna Guerresi, Markus Hoffmann, Rebecca Horn, Callum Innes, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Anish Kapoor, Matthias Koch, Ola Kolehmainen, Jannis Kounellis, Zofia Kulik, François Morellet, Claire Morgan, Claudio Parmiggiani, Paris Petridis, Joan Hernández Pijuan, Jaume Plensa, Jorma Puranen, Anri Sala, Charles Sandison, Hrair Sarkissian, Sean Scully, Wael Shawky, Frank Thiel

6 September 2018 - 24 February 2019

Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67
B – 1050 Brussels


Nedko Solakov

1914/1918 – Not Then, Not Now, Not Ever!
group show
Art at the German Bundestag

Aljoscha, Miroslaw Balka, Jean Boghossian, Christian Boltanski, Monika Bonvicini, Wim Botha, Geta Bratescu, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Tony Cragg, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Braco Dimitrijevic, Cevdet Erek, Fiona Hall, IRWIN, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, David McCracken, Hermann Nitsch, Roman Ondak, Sandor Pinczehelyi, Horio Sadaharu, Sean Scully, Kiki Smith, Nedko Solakov, Jana Sterbak, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rasa Todosijevic, Günther Uecker, Costas Varotsos, Huang Yong Ping, Jana Zelibska

10 November 2018 - 6 January 2019

German Bundestag
Reichstag Building, Berlin


Nedko Solakov

Paintings with No Texts and Stories on Walls
3 Solo Exhibitions by Erik Dietman, Haegue Yang and Nedko Solakov
Curated by Nicolas Bourriaud

13 October 2018 - 13 January 2019

La Panacee Center for Contemporary Art
14, rue de l'Ecole de Pharmacie
34000 Montpellier


Nedko Solakov

Paintings from Long Ago
solo show

14 October 2018 - March 2019

Galleria Continua - Les Moulins
46 rue de la Ferté Gaucher
77169 Boissy-le-Châtel (seine-et-Marne)


Nedko Solakov

Thinking Ahead
group show

Eleanor Antin, Marcel Broodthaers, Rafal Bujnowski, Lili Dujourie, Peter Friedl, Gauri Gill, Dan Graham, Ana Jotta, Edi Hila, Suzanne Lafont, Little Warsaw, Rainer Oldendorf, Martha Rosler, Roee Rosen, Nedko Solakov, Bert Theis, Caecilia Tripp, Jeff Weber, Lawrence Weiner

24 October 2018 - 31 January 2019

Galerie Erna Hecey
1000 Luxembourg