Union of Bulgarian Artists exhibitions / present

Exhibition of Petar Stanimirov – ILLUSTRATIONS OF A BOOK “THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG”

10.10.17 - 30.10.17 | Gallery of UBA "Shipka" 6, Sofia

Opening - 10th of October, 6.30 p.m.

The famous artist of fantastic stories, illustrator and cartoonist Petar Stanimirov presents his illustrations of The Ring of the Nibelung (Kibea Publishing House). The last 4th book of the series  came out not long ago. The story based on the libretto, on which Richard Wagner composes his spectacular musical-dramatic epos. For four years, the artist created 250 illustrations on the story of the book, which is not exactly the same, written by the composer himself, but it is a not as grim and tragic version as the original is.

 

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Pleven's artists - 70 years artistic life

10.10.17 - 30.10.17 | Gallery of UBA "Shipka" 6, Sofia

Opening - 10th of October, 6 p.m.

Organized art life in the city of Pleven is a phased process that has been going through all vicissitudes with an ever up-to-date mission and stance. Until 1944, representatives of the first and second generations of academically trained Bulgarian artists used to live and work in Pleven including Angel Spassov (1884-1974), Hristo Boyadzhiev (1912-2001), Nikola Zlatev (1907-1989), Sidonia Atanassova (1909-1994), Dilo Dilov (1914-1984) and Hristo Krastev (1917-1982). At its pre-organized stage, art life in Pleven was fairly limited – artists were teachers, none of them owned a studio except for Angel Spassov who built one on his own, and there was nothing like exhibition events. Angel Spassov was the pioneer of Pleven artists. Educated in Sofia together with Vladimir Dimitrov Maistora he dedicated his life and creative career to his home city.  Many of the artists who would appear on the stage of art in the 1960s and 1970s took their first lessons in his studio.

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Exhibition of Krum Damianov

06.10.17 - 23.10.17 | Gallery "Raiko Alexiev"

Opening - 6th of October, 6 p.m.

Krum Damyanov presents his latest works at the Raiko Alexiev Gallery from 6th to 27th of October. The exhibition is a kind of proof of the author's love for the experiment with the form and the different materials. Having touched on everything that can be created, the sculptor now turns to the colorful aluminum from which he recreates his favorite heroes. Compositions and individual pieces will be shown - interpretations of favorites of the author's old themes and images as well as new ones.

The exhibition is on the occasion of the author's 80th anniversary, and with it he unfolds yet another aspect of his multifaceted talent, provoking viewers with his art, showing them a different look at the form and its sculpture.

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National Sculpture Exhibition

05.10.17 - 28.10.17 | Gallery of UBA "Shipka" 6, Sofia

Opening - 5th of October, 6 p.m.

At the beggining is nature - this seemingly banal theme is a challenge and an opportunity for a variety of interpretations.

The works that are presented have been created over the last three years - the period between the present and the previous exhibition. There shown 92 works of 73 authors arranged in the hall; most of this artists are young and will soon establish their place on the art scene.

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Theater - cartoon exhibition

02.10.17 - 30.12.17 | Satiric theatre "Aleko Konstantinov"

Opening - 2nd of October, 6 p.m.

The title „Theatre“ summarizes the theme of performing arts - theater, opera, ballet, circus, street performances - which are subject to interpretation in 125 cartoons by 22 authors. The exhibition is organized by the „Cartoon“ department of the UBA and is a continuation of the traditional partnership between the Union and the Satirical Theater „Aleko Konstantinov“.

The opening is at 18 o'clock, just before the performance of the play „Less for Less“ by Dario Fo, with which the Satirical Theater opens its doors for its new season.

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Destinations

21.09.17 - 08.10.17 | Spaces outside UBA

The Trace for People Foundation, a part of the Trace Group Hold family, presents Bulgarian artists in Belgrade.

The directions of eight Bulgarian artists, the directions of our lives, our quests in the endless incarnations of the spirit and wandering find their port in the capital of Serbia Belgrade. There are presented works by Lyuben Genov, Dimitar Grozdanov, Vasilka Moneva, Nikolay Yanakiev, Dolores Dilova, Rumen Nechev and Stanimir Zhelev. Among the participants is the photographer Ivo Hadjimishev.

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Exhibition of Monumental Arts Department

21.09.17 - 07.10.17 | Gallery of UBA "Shipka" 6, Sofia

Opening - 21st of September, 6 p.m.

The annual exhibition of the Monumental Arts Department is festive and different from the usual. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the department, which is why the exhibition is more special, more retrospective. The organizers have invited those of the founders who are alive today - 18 of 41 artists.

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