6 May 2020

Not cancelled East x South

May 12-18, 2020

Sariev presents Rudi Ninov

Please join us for the launch of Not cancelled East x South, a week-long digital art event of 17 galleries from the broader south-eastern European region, comprising galleries from Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and Georgia that will start on May 12th at 10 am CET. 

The website is accessible from May 12-18, 2020, and will feature apart from exhibitions daily live content such as streamings, talks and guided tours: https://www.notcancelled.art/eastsouth

This edition of not cancelled was initiated by Sariev, Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and LambdaLambdaLambda, Prishtina (Kosovo) and was united with an independent initiative by Tbilisi-based galleries. The idea to group these galleries from the wider region arose from the common denominator of all galleries operating in the periphery of the contemporary art market, while all being crucial representatives of their local art scenes within a global context. Since the COVID-19 pandemic is putting all global activities to a standstill for the immediate future these galleries are particularly affected since they are also dependent on visibility outside their local markets.

Rather than each fighting alone or on a local level, respectively for this visibility we thought to celebrate instead the artistic activities of the region as a whole by joining forces.

Not cancelled is a project developed by treat agency and was inaugurated in April 2020 in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic as closed museums, galleries, art fairs, studios and event closures subjected the cultural institutions to a hard test. treat wanted to offer its support to its local art and knowledge clients, which is how not cancelled was born. By providing a digital platform, they enabled their art & knowledge clients to be #closedbutopen and make their planned events #notcancelled. After a successful launch in Vienna, they expanded with editions in Berlin, Paris, Warsaw and Chicago, among others to come. The one-week event presents real-time live events - but on the web: virtual tours, live streams, interviews, artist talks and making-of videos provide a look behind the scenes and into the studios of renowned artists and the art world in general.

Participating galleries:

Ani Molnar, Kisterem, Trapez (Budapest/Hungary); Plan B,  Sabot (Cluj/Romania); Ivan, Suprainfinit (Bucharest/Romania); Eugster (Belgrade/Serbia); LambdaLambdaLambda (Prishtina/Kosovo); Sariev (Plovdiv/Bulgaria); The Breeder (Athens/Greece); Öktem Aykut (Istanbul/Turkey); E.A Shared Space, LC Queisser, Nectar, Patara, Window (Tbilisi/Georgia).