Union of Bulgarian Artists exhibitions / archive
“A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at."
By definition Utopia (from greek - no-place) is any real or imaginary society, place, state, etc, considered to be perfect or ideal.
Utopia is rather a dimention in the human-cunssousnes than a specific plase.
Opening – 18th of April, 18:00, floor 3
The Union of Bulgarian Artists organizes a charity exhibition to raise funds for the Neonatology section of Blagoevgrad Hospital, the idea for which is of artist Rosa Engibarova.
The exhibition has been organized for the ninth time and current participants make their works free of charge for the purpose of buying equipment for oxygen therapy for new-born patients of the Blagoevgrad Hospital.
Wednesday, 18.00h,Sofia "The RED house" "Lyben Karavelov "str. 15 -first floor--cartoon exhibition "100 days BG European Presidency "
Opening - 11th of April, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and organized by the Union of Bulgarian Artists.
The national competition "Allianz Bulgaria" for painting, sculpture and graphics aims to provide new opportunities for Bulgarian artists to show their works to the public. In this way they will stimulate their creative impulses for the creation of new artistic works and enrich the treasury of contemporary Bulgarian art.
Each year cartoon artists gather in the gallery of UBA Shipka 6 to declare their stance on pressing political problems to the eternal subjects in (non)human relationships, covering all the nuances of humor and laughter through tears to grotesque and protest.
Its organization aims to stimulate the development of the cartoon art in Bulgaria and to contribute to the promotion of the creativity of the Bulgarian cartoonists in the country and abroad.
For more than a quarter of a century, post-communist communities continue to be the victims of our communist regimes. Sounds absurd, but it's a fact. The fear and distorted values transmit by generation to generation do not allow us to be truly free and decent, to understand democratic values and principles and to develop dignified and progressive. That is why the sculpture "Repentance – Memorial to the Victims of Communism" was created by the transformed bodies of living contemporaries. It is a memorial of the victims made by themselves. A monument which wishes to give the past a state of voctim so that it can move on to struggle and cretivity. To achieve this, we must confess to ourselves that as long as we continue to be a victim, we are so our own executioners and repent of our crimes. Let us be more humble and more worthy. The exhibition aims to make us feel the need for repentance but also to ask the question of the need not of an emotional but of a historical assessment of communist terror, as to the communities of the former Eastern Bloc – now members of the EU as well as to the rest of the European community.
Bulgarian paintings from the first half of the 20th century is extremely valuable and important as a personal realization and as an art problems. A time when intercrossing trends are crossing - from academic nostalgia to the most advanced trends of the European avant-garde. While preserving its national sensitivity, Bulgarian painting produces serious and powerful works, which, like stylistics and achievements, are commensurate with the best of European art.
"Besides the Bulgarian Presidency, the local audience have the opportunity to enjoy most of the uniques of European policy such as Tusk, Juncker, Merkel, Macron, May, Kurz and others. The motto of this delight is "United we stand string", as khan Kubrat had long been advised in that parable for the sticks, and much later Pink Floyd did it when the Wall was there."
The Prass Press cartoonists Alla and Chavdar Georgiev, Chavdar Nikolov and Hristo Komarnitski convinced that beauty will save the world one day, they present the ugliness of modern politics through the beauty of the works of their great predecessors, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, Munk, Matisse, Van Gogh, Goya.
11:00 - 19:00
This exhibition of great Bulgarian sculptor Valentin Starchev comes after the remarkable success of his performance in the same hall in 2011 and 2015 and the dramatic 2017 when his name was among the most mentioned in the media polemics around the 1300 years Bulgaria monument. The author now presents works created over the past few months. In the silence of the studio he created "Madonna", "Prophet", "Orpheus", "Light" and "Night".
opening - 7th of February, 18:00
The exhibition aims to show the maximum number of perspectives and different interpretations of such an ancient theme as the striving for power through our struggle with the evil forces going through different beliefs and rituals, their depiction and game interpretation.
The project involves authors from different generations, provoked for a contemporary interpretation of the subject.