1 July 2020

Newsletter July 2020

Sariev's newsletter for July is out now. 

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Valio Tchenkov
Seltene Gewächse 
Justin Almquist, Burkard Blümlein, Jutta Burkhardt, Jonah Gebka, Nikola Irmer, Philipp Lachenmann, Lee Jiyoun, Herbert Nauderer, Karin Peulen, Herbert Post, Tonn Prins, Esther Rutenfranz, Valio Tchenkov, Karl Unterfrauner, Peter Vogt Eröffnung
Opening: 14 July 2020, 7 pm
15 July – 27 August 2020
BELLEPARAIS _raumfuerkunst
Julia Lachenmann
Schellingstr. 54
80799 München






by Boyan Manchev and Vesselina Sarieva

Phase I

Bignia Wehrli, Marta Djourina, L
Texts: Boyan Manchev, Vesselina Sarieva

June 26 – August 28, 2020

Boyan Manchev / Blog / Magia Naturalis 
a library that expands the reflexive and experimental field of Magia Naturalis 

SARIEV Gallery
40, Otets Paisiy str, Plovdiv 4000
opening hours: Monday-Friday from 10 am to 6.30 pm
Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm, on Sundays and holidays – by appointment 






Sariev curates FLUCA 

At the end of June, Fluca – Austrian Cultural Pavilion is occupying its usual place at 38 Otets Paisiy St in Plovdiv in anticipation of the opening of the 2020 season which, even though in a reduced volume due to the pandemic, plans to implement part of its programme agenda by October 2020. Curator of this year’s program of the Pavilion is Sariev Gallery.

The official opening of Fluca will take place on 29 June with an exhibition by Austrian artist Florian Lang who will further develop the utopian holiday topic. The exhibition is a continuation of the “Incubator” series of seemingly beautiful landscapes and lifestyle scenes, which explore the drive behind the illusions we all create among ourselves.


Fluca is an open stage for art and culture, located in the middle of an artistic microclimate set up at the end of Otets Paisiy St in Plovdiv as part of the white cube of the Sariev Gallery, the artnewscafé meeting point, and the office of the Open Arts Foundation. The Enzi iconic urban furniture pieces from the renowned museum quarter in Vienna accompany the stage of the shiny cargo pavilion.

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 Austrian Federal Chancellery. In 2020, it is part of the cultural calendar of Plovdiv Municipality.

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We kindly recommend you to check the video Artist's studio at Sariev - 13 May - 17 June 2020 - Maria Nalbantova

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Demonumentation of the Liberator with a cat
An article about Alyosha and the cat a video installation by the visual artists Kamen Stoyanov and Katarina Svoboda in the House of Humour and Satire

read the article
[in Bulgarian]


12 era-defining artworks that trace shifting perspectives in modern Bulgaria
Plovdiv-based cultural activist Vesselina Sarieva gives The Calvert Journal an overview of Bulgaria’s modern art history from before, during and after the political transition of 1989, as well as an insight into the country’s modern scene.

The Calvert Journal
read the article
[in English]


Interview with Maria Nalbantova
About Artist's studio at Sariev

Liniya kultura
watch the interview
[in Bulgarian]


Hygienic Habits
Article about Artist's studio at Sarieva and the firs selected artist to participate Maria Nalbantova

Vij magazine
vol. 90
June 2020
read the article
[in Bulgarian]


Hybrid-pure exhibition by Maria Nalbantova in Sarieva Gallery
Interview with Maria Nalbantova

Bulgarian National Radio
Radio Plovdiv
listen to the interview
[in Bulgarian]


Sariev Gallery became a studio of the artist Maria Nalbantova for a month
Interview with Maria Nalbantova and Vesselina Sarieva

Art Stream
watch the interview
[in Bulgarian]


Sariev Gallery became a studio of the artist Maria Nalbantova for a month
Interview with Maria Nalbantova and Vesselina Sarieva

Bulgarian National Television
watch the interview
[in Bulgarian]


Fluca – Austrian Cultural Pavilion in Plovdiv
Interview with the artists Martina Vacheva, Mitch Brezounek and Valko Chobanov

Bulgarian National Televison
watch the interview
[in Bulgarian]


FLUCA season 2020
Interview with Vesselina Sariava

Bulgarian National Radio
listen to  the interview 
[in Bulgarian]


What is the utopian vacation of the Austrian author Florian Lang?
Interview with Florian Lang

read the interview
[in Bulgarian]


The light provokes Marta and Marta provokes the light
Interview with Marta Djourina 

Bulgarian National Radio
listen to the interview
[in Bulgarian]





Luchezar Boyadjiev
Re-building the World of Images. 1991-2019
Curated by Iara Boubnova and Theodore Markoglou
30 June - 27 September, 2020

MOMus – Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki
154 Egnatia Av. (TIF-Helexpo premises) 
54636 Thessaloniki
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Luchezar Boyadjiev and Nedko Solakov
Lyuben Farzulev and Friends
group exhibition

18 June - 30 August  2020

The Sofia Arsenal - MCA
2, "Cherni Vryh" blv.
Sofia 1421



Pravdoliub Ivanov
The World Has Not Stopped Spinning

group exhibition
curated by Stefka Tsaneva 

Iskra Blagoeva & Stela Vasileva, Ketty Marinova & Stefan Prohorov, Krassimir Terziev, Milena Georgieva, Ottjörg A.C., Pravdoliub Ivanov 

Featuring: Pravdoliub Ivanov
Natural Fear, 2014 -16,
HD video, sound, 2’30”
Photo: Sariev gallery

18 June - 31 July, 2020

Goethe-Institut Bulgaria 


Nedko Solakov
Reflections of Our Time: Acquisitions of the MoCAB 1993-2019

group show
Authors of the conception: Msc Mišela Blanuša, Dr Rajka Bošković, Svetlana Mitić i Žaklina Ratković
Curator of the exhibition segment in the Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić & Rodoljub Čolaković: Miroslav Karić

27 June – September 2020

Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrad 
Belgrade Ušće 10, blok 15, 11070 Novi Beograd, Serbia


Kamen Stoyanov
TRAVEL APPARATUS - Screening Program 
curated by Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Alexandra Grausam, Aline Lenzhofer, Katja Stecher

A screening to selected destinations
18 June - 20 August, 2020
every Thursday, 12-9 pm

With video works by Yael Bartana, Ben Bigelow, Carolina Boettner, Viktor Brim, Danaya Chulphuthiphong, Rah Eleh, Flatform, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Johannes Gierlinger, Lola González, Lisa Großkopf & Lena Schwingshandl, Ayesha Hameed & Hamedine Kane, Saman Hosseinpuor & Ako Zandkarimi, Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd, Fermín Jiménez Landa, Evy Jokhova, Anna Friða Jónsdóttir, Karrabing Film Collective, Annja Krautgasser, Claudia Larcher, Katharina Anna Loidl, Johann Lurf, Maha Maamoun, Randa Maroufi, Lukas Marxt, METASITU, Suzannah Mirghani, Ryts Monet, Adrian Paci, Marlies Pöschl, Enrique Ramírez, Kamen Stoyanov, Lisa Truttmann & Marta Armengol Pujol, Guido van der Werve, Kay Walkowiak

Kamen Stoyanov is participating with the short film IN-VISIBLE, 2018, coproduction with City Gallery Ljubljana

Das weisse haus Vienna
Hegelgasse 14
1010 Vienna 




Kamen Stoyanov

19 June  - 31 December 2020

Video installation by the visual artists Kamen Stoyanov and Katarina Svoboda

House of Humour and Satire
68 Bryanska str


Valio Tchenkov 
Personal Utopias

Curated by Irina Batkova
12 June - 5 July 2020

Adelina Popnedeleva, Valio Tchenkov, Cvetan Krastev, Georgi Ruzhev

+359 Gallery
21 Galichitza str.




Martina Vacheva
Crack Up – Crack Down
group exhibition
Curated by Slavs and Tatars with Michał Grzegorzek

A consideration of “the graphic” as verb as well as noun explored at the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial comes to the Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw for a more polarized Polish context.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Hamja Ahsan, Pablo Bronstein, Cevdet Erek, Arthur Fournier with Raphael Koenig, Martine Gutierrez, Flaka Haliti, Stane Jagodič, Zhanna Kadyrova, Sachiko Kazama, Dozie Kanu, KRIWET, Ella Kruglanskaya, Tala Madani, Marlie Mul, Woody de Othello, Alenka Pirman with KULA, Amanda Ross-Ho, Lin May Saeed, Top lista nadrealista, Endre Tot, Anna Uddenberg, Martina Vacheva, Nicole Wermers, Giorgi Xaniashvili, XIYADIE, Honza Zamojski, and Bolesław Chromry, Rafał Dominik, Łukasz Kozak, Maria Magdalena Kozłowska, Lubomir Grzelak, Jana Shostak with Jakub Jasiukiewicz, Mikołaj Sobczak, Jacqueline Sobiszewski, Justyna Stasiowska, Ewa Tatar and Andrzej Szpindler

19 June 2020 - 11 October 2020

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art