SARIEV Contemporary in the media - February 2016

Insider Sofia: Vesselina Sarieva, 26.01.2016
Author: Nina Glatzel
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An interview with Vesselina Sarieva about SARIEV Contemporary, art and culture in Bulgaria and some cultural tips for Sofia

Vikenti Komitski at Art Rotterdam
The Day Starts with Culture slot, Bulgarian National TV, 17.02.2016
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An interview with Vesselina Sarieva about SARIEV Contemporary at Art Rotterdam 2016

Art highlights with Galya Kraychovska
Art Highlights slot, Bulgarian National TV, 13.02.2016
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SARIEV Contemporary\'s participation at Art Rotterdam as one of the art highlights of the week

Kunstmarkt mit Begeisterung
(Art market with excitement)
Neuer Zürcher Zeitung, 12.02.2016
Author: Annegret Erhard
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Art critic Annegret Erhard on Art Rotterdam 2016 and SARIEV Contemporary\'s solo presentation of Vikenti Komitski as one of the highlights

Voin de Voin
How Do You Picture It
solo show

26 January - 9 February, 2016

the fridge
8 Madrid Blvd.
Sofia, Bulgaria

A Matter of Taste: Art, Kitsch, and Culture
group show

23 January - 7 May, 2016

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
650 North 1100 East, Logan
843227 Utah, USA

Highlights 2015 and Sneak Peek 2016
It has been an exciting year for us from SARIEV Contemporary and an even more exciting one is ahead of us! See some of our highlights from 2015 as well as a small 2016 sneak peek.

We started the year with Voin de Voin's show ἀ-μετά-καλύπτω at our project space. From April to June at our main gallery space we had the great honor to host the first solo show in Bulgaria by Czech artist Jiří Kovanda. The show entitled 'Nothing in the Middle' was curated by Edith Jerabkova. It was followed by our second solo show by Stefan Nikolaev - 'Business, Model, Sculpture' curated by Emile Ouroumov. On 11 September during the festival Night/Plovdiv we opened the AMERICANAESOTERICA show curated by Aaron Moulton. The exhibition included works by artists Mike Bouchet, Sterling Ruby, Max Hooper Schneider, Jason Metcalf and Jennifer West. We closed the season with the show 'Aftermade' by Turkish artist Şakir Gökçebağ. The show is currently on view at SARIEV Contemporary until 15 January.

In 2015 SARIEV Contemporary had its debut at ArtBrussels. We then presented artists Pravdoliub Ivanov, Nedko Solakov and Valio Tchenkov. We participated also in the Cinema program with a video work by Nedko Solakov. At ArtInternational, Istanbul in September we showed works by Rada Boukova, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Stefan Nikolaev and Nedko Solakov. Rada Boukova and Stefan Nikolaev were selected for the sculpture program of the fair By the Waterside. At viennacontemporary SARIEV Contemporary organised Focus Bulgaria and participated in the video program of the fair with a video work by Nedko Solakov.

FOCUS BULGARIA AT VIENNACONTEMPORARY In 2015 Bulgaria was a focus country at viennacontemporary which was the first large-scale presentation of Bulgarian contemporary art at an international fair. The project Focus Bulgaria was organised by SARIEV Contemporary and the Open Arts Foundation. It included a curated exhibition, a talk and performance program, an open call for video presentations, a library with books and catalogs and a special publication. More information about the project you can find here.

In 2015 SARIEV Contemporary launched the project 'Wokring Visits for International Curators and Art Critics'. We invite curators and art critics to visit Bulgaria to get to know the Bulgarian contemporary art scene. In 2015 we invited Edith Jerabkova (Czech Republic), Judicael Lavrador (France), Chris Sharp (Mexico) and René Block (Germany). During their visits René Block, Chris Sharp and Edith Jerabkova had public lectures in the framework of the education platform 'An Introduction to Contemporary Art' of SARIEV Contemporary and Open Arts Foundation.

'An Introduction to Contemporary Art' is an educational platform started in 2011 by the Open Arts Foundation and SARIEV Contemporary. It aims to create a context and understanding of contemporary art in Bulgaria. An educational course in the framework of the platform took place in Plovdiv for the first time in April and May 2015. Lecturer was Vessela Nozharova. In November-December 'An Introduction to Contemporary Art' had its fifth edition in Sofia dedicated to role of curators in contemporary art. 'Curators' Talks' included lecutres by Chris Sharp, Maria Vassileva, René Block and Edith Jerabkova. For more information visit the Open Arts Foundation's website. Video documentation from all lectures you can find here.

Published by SARIEV Contemporary on the occasion of the current exhibition AMERICANAESOTERICA

Published by SARIEV Contemporary on the occasion of Focus Bulgaria at viennacontemporary 2015


Vienna Looks East for Fine Art
International New York Times, 13 October, 2015
Author: Palko Karasz
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The Anvil Hits Back: Sariev Contemporary in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Blunderbuss Magazine, 10 December, 2015
Author: Amelia Rina
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Die Kassen sind jetzt geöffnet (The cashboxes are not open)
taz. Die Tageszeitung, 17 September, 2015
Author: Annegret Erhard
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L'Art Bulgare Fait Peau Neuve
Beaux Arts, July 2015
L'Art Bulgare fait peau neuve
Author: Judicael Lavrador
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Bloomberg on Nedko Solakov's commissioned work for the ECB
These Irreverent Doodles Are Designed to Enlighten Mario Draghi Every Day
Bloomberg, 4 November, 2015
Author: Alessandro Speciale
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“To have “style”, for me, means to stop surprising people” – an interview with Pravdoliub Ivanov
Art Dependence Magazine, 5 June, 2015
Author: Anna Savitskaya
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An interview with Stefan Nikolaev in Forbes Bulgaria
Forbes Bulgaria, July 2015
Interview with Stefan Nikolaev
Author: Vesselina Dimitrov
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Interview // Performance and Play with Voin de Voin
Berlin Art Li
nk, 13 March, 2015
Author: Alena Sokhan
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Rada Boukova and Pravdoliub's Ivanov artworks at ArtInternational 2015 in Marcus Graf\'s Top 5
Marcus Graf’ın Artinternational 2015’ten için seçtikleri
Artlog 50, 4 September, 2015
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Stefania Batoeva in Dazed's selection
Artists we’re watching out for in 2015
Dazed, January 2015
Author: Susanna Davies-Crook
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In 2016 SARIEV Contemporary will present solo shows by our artists Pravdoliub Ivanov, Nedko Solakov and Lubri. Furthermore, we have exciting new projects which we will announce very soon. Stay tuned and follow our activities on our website and in the social media.

In 2016 two of our planned publications will come out - Lubri's catalog and the book 'An Introduction to Bulgarian Contemporary Art' by Vessela Nozharova.

We are continuing with our educational platform 'An Introduction to Contemporary art'. In 2016 we will have various events both in Sofia and Plovdiv and will develop the platform through new formats.

SARIEV Contemporary has the pleasure to announce its first participations in the art fairs ArtRotterdam (11-14 February) and ArtCologne (14-17 April). In 2016 we will again participate in ArtBrussel (22-24 April).

Rada Boukova
group show

19 December 2015 - 16 January, 2016

Mohamed Ben Slama, Mathieu Boisadan, Rada Boukova, Eric Corne, Baptiste Debombourg, Teun Hocks, Artus de Lavilléon, Martin Mc Nulty, Radenko Milak, Andreï Molodkin, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Raphaëlle Ricol et Raphaël de Villers

Galerie Patricia Dorfmann
61 rue de la Verrerie
75004 Paris, France

The Anvil Hits Back: Sariev Contemporary in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Sariev Contemporary Gallery in Plovdiv, the nation’s second largest city, is an example par excellence of Bulgarian resilience, innovation, and optimism.

Blunderbuss Magazine, 10 December, 2015
Author: Amelia Rina
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