Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes
Exhibition and educational panel
"Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes" is an exhibition and educational panel, part of the project “Open Art Files: Topics, People, Spaces, Files in Bulgarian Contemporary Art”, in the frames of the educational platform “Introduction to Contemporary Art” by Open Arts Foundation and SARIEV Gallery.
It took place from 16 August – 30 September 2019 in Kapana gallery, 29 Rayko Daskalov str., Plovdiv.
"Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes" is organized and initiated by Open Arts Foundation, curated by Vera Mlechevska, video program curated by Krassimir Terziev and Vera Mlechevska.
Participants in the exhibition:
Adelina Popnedeleva, Albena Mihaylova-Benji, Alexander Valchev, Alla Georgieva, Assen Ushev, Boris Missirkov / Georgi Bogdanov, Boryana Rossa, Daniela Kostova, Dimitar Bouyukliyski-Michi, Dimitar Shopov, Dina Stoev, Elena Panayotova, Ergin Cavusoglu, Galina Chehirian, Ivan Kirkov, Ivan Moudov, Ivo Dimchev, Kalin Serapionov, Kamen Starchev, Kamen Stoyanov, Krassimir Terziev, Lazar Lyutakov, Lubri, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Lyuben Farzulev, Mariela Gemisheva, Marta Djourina, Martin Penev, Mihail Sazdov, Milosh Gavazov, Mimi Dobreva, Nedko Solakov, Neno Belchev, Oleg Mavromatti, Orlin Dvoryanov, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Rafi Shehirian, RASSIM®, Samuil Stoyanov, Sasho Stoitzov, Simeon Simeonov, Sofia Grancharova, Stanka Tsonkova-Usha, Stefan Nikolaev, Studio Komplekt, Svetlana Mircheva, Takor Kyurdyan, Tekla Aleksieva, Tsvetan Krastev, Valko Chobanov, Ventsislav Zankov, Vesselin Sariev, Vikenti Komitski, Vladimir Ivanov, Yavor Kostadinov
The exhibition gathers artworks by artists of different generations and ages, who for a short period and at different times were provoked by common intuition, by the ” zeitgeist” or driven by the possibilities of new and familiar means of expression.
The themes intertwined in the exhibition comment on the different artists’ creative pursuits between painting and the screen and the related time-based media, the common interest of many artists in the body – highly expressed in the 1990s, the reflections of artists on the legacy of public sculpture and art outside the institutions and in natural environment. The exhibition aims to also present intersections between different media and genres, with projections of films of experimental nature, and reconstructions of fragments of the media environment from the early 1990s.
The program of “Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes” will include series of lectures, screenings and meetings with artists and curators.
Program educational panel
31 August, 4 pm – Oleg Mavromatti, “No Place for Fools”, 2015, 82 min, experimental – Kapana gallery, 29 Rayko Daskalov str., Plovdiv
7 September – Dimitar Shopov, “New Village”, 2019, 70 min, experimental – Lucky cinema, 1 W. Gladstone str., Plovdiv
21 September, 4 pm – Neno Belchev, “My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea”, 2016, 93 min, experimental – Kapana gallery, 29 Rayko Daskalov str., Plovdiv
28 September, 4 pm – Krassimir Terziev, “Battles of Troy”, 2005, 51 min, experimental – Kapana gallery, 29 Rayko Daskalov str., Plovdiv
Educational tours in Plovdiv, lead by the grafitti artist Ina Valentinova:
7, 8 September, 10:30 am – in Bulgarian
13, 14 September, 8:30 pm – in English, during NIGHT/Plovdiv 2019
starting point – Kapana gallery, 29 Rayko Daskalov str., Plovdiv
21 September, 2 pm – lecture by Katia Gadjeva
22 September, 2 pm – lecture by Vlado Ivanov
28 September, 2 pm – Sasho Stoitzov in conversation
29 September, 2 pm – Galina Chehirian in conversation
29 September, 4:30 pm – lecture by Studio Komplekt
Kapana gallery, 29 Rayko Daskalov str., Plovdiv
working language: Bulgarian
Tours in the exhibition with its curator Vera Mlechevska:
17 August, 11 am - in Bulgarian
14 September, 7 pm - in English, during NIGHT/Plovdiv 2019
The project is part of the program of “Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019″
The educational panel is realized with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Bulgaria