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Exhibition of Aleksandar Petrov - paintings

20.12.13 - 18.01.14 | Gallery of UBA "Shipka" 6, Sofia

Opening - 20th of December

The famous artist from Svilen - Alexander Petrov was born in 1929.

He graduated the High School of Woodworking and interior architecture. He met Zlatiyu Boyadziev and for four years he studied painting with him in Plovdiv. Then he began his path of growing up in the field of art.


Exhibition of Elena Atanasova "Times and manners"

17.12.13 - 07.01.14 | Gallery - bookstore "Sofia Press"

Building on the foundation of her previous researches, the author freely and wittily commented the banal and vulgar. She outputs them to a level marked by extraordinary artistry, balanced sense of improvisation and subtle color. The new exhibition of Elena Atanasova enriches and develops the theme - a life so bright, rich and surprising, would not be the same if the artist do not materialize it.


Small painter - children's drawings

11.12.13 - 16.12.13 | Gallery "Raiko Alexiev"

Opening - 11th of December

In "Rayko Alexiev" Gallery was shown an exhibition of the winning works of the first global contest of children's drawings - Bansko 2013, organized by the "Little painter" Foundation. Nearly eight thousand drawings were submitted from 43 countries around the world, arrived in the Pirin city. 500 Bulgarian children from different schools took part with their artworks. The jury - prof. Anna Boyadjieva and prof. Panayot Panaiotov (NAA), Dimitar Grozdanov (Deputy Chairman of UBA), Jovo Pantchev (State Cultural Institute) awarded 200 paintings with gold, silver and bronze medals.


Second forum "Small graphic forms" - 2013

05.12.13 - 15.01.14 | Spaces outside UBA

Opening and official ceremony for awards - 5th of December, "Seasons" Gallery, "Krakra" 2 Str.

The second forum "Small Graphic Forms - Sofia " took place from 5th of December until the end of January 2014 in five galleries in Sofia: "Seasons ", "Algara ", "Suspacious", Institute " Cervantes”, the house of Prof. Vassil Guerov . The main collection, exhibited in the gallery "Seasons " presents 150 graphics from 45 contemporary Bulgarian artists from all artistic generations; series of 10 prints created especially for the event by Peruvian artist Carmen Herrera Nolorve and 5 lithographs of the great Bulgarian artist Stefan Markov.

On 5th of  December, a jury awarded two first prizes and plaque "Stefan Markov " to Veselin Damyanov - Ves and Todor Ovcharov, and awaed for a young artist from "Seasons" Gallery was given  to Angel Istilianov.


One friendship

04.12.13 - 16.12.13 | Gallery of UBA "Shipka" 6, Sofia

Opening - 4th of December, 6 p.m.

Curator - Dimitar Grozdanov

The exhibition of Slavka Deneva (1929 - 1984) and Ivanka Sokerova (1926 - 1993) called "One Friendship" illuminates some aspects of this creative team. They are two artists with outstanding cultural attitude and sense of modernity, whose activity has many metaphors and events. They are not only linguists, but people who understand their mission as a creative solitude and seclusion and discussion in a limited range.


Format 30/30

29.11.13 - 23.01.14 | Spaces outside UBA

Opening: 29th of November, Friday from 2 to 8 p.m.

The exhibtion continues until 23th of January 2014

Working time of the gallery in December:

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and with an appointment in advance on tel. : 0885 23 07 17


Festival of the contemporary ceramics

29.11.13 - 13.12.13 | Spaces outside UBA, Gallery - bookstore "Sofia Press"

Opening - 29th of November, 6 p.m.

The fourth edition of the "Festival of Contemporary Ceramics" is organized by the "Ceramics" section at UBA and will be situated in the halls of the gallery-bookshop "Sofia Press" and at the "Debut" Gallery. A peculiar for the traditional annual ceramic exhibitions, which are a feast for artists, ceramists, who celebrated on December 12, his patron - St. Spyridon this forum is a stage of the real state of the ceramic arts.


In and outside the context

25.11.13 - 07.12.13 | Gallery "Raiko Alexiev"

Opening - 25th of November, 7 p.m.

Vyara Zhelyazkova and Georgi Katov began 10 years ago with the reconstruction of the hotel in Bansko ("Villa Roka" finished in 2004) and continue with one of the most philosophical single-family houses in the new Bulgarian architecture (so called Glojene Stone house) and manage to not compromise today.


Exhibition of Mila Popnedeleva - Genova

22.11.13 - 30.11.13 | Spaces outside UBA

Gallery "Аrt alley", Gladston 51 А Str

Оpening - 22nd of November, 6.30 p.m. wtih a premiere of the new book "And I don't want to sleep"

Where the reading and looking are crossing

Mila Popnedeleva - Genova painted as she writes and writes like she is painting. In her books you can read not only the text, but also the pictures are telling stories. How to call the user of this product? Reader is not enough. Spectator - as well. The books evoke different senses, but require simultaneous viewing, listening and thinking. And that is not a usually watching where the mind follows the text, and then verify that the image repeated what is written. Not with Mila. In her books, writing and drawing are so intertwined that they blend into each other, keep each other and make us open our imagination.

The issuance of smart books today a luxury but of books for children – it’s over commitment. Mila Popnedeleva-Genova is doing it because of her inner desire and belief, but also as a blueprint against banality and visual illiteracy.


Maria Vassileva


Exhibition of algerian art in the frames of the Days of the Algerian culture in Bulgaria

19.11.13 - 25.11.13 |

Opening - 19th of November, 4 p.m.

The Union of Bulgarian Artists was included as a host in the First days of the Algerian culture in Bulgaria, which was held from 19th to 23rd of November 2013. The program of this significant cultural event was composed of cultural and artistic events, exhibitions of works of arts and crafts, books and photographs. On the fourth floor gallery of the UBA at „Shipka” 6 were presented Algerian crafts that „illustrate the creativity and craftsmanship whose roots are deeply connected with the Algerian culture.”


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