Union of Bulgarian Artists exhibitions / archive
The 7 х 5 х 3 project brings together 7 curator projects in contemporary Bulgarian painting into a formidable exposition, each directing their searching lights towards a certain aspect of its development. The seven curator exhibitions present five artists each, each showing three works, who are essentially an expressive sample of the wide and multi-faced panorama of the actual artistic scene.
opening - 5th of February, 18:00 - 21:00
The exhibition consists of works depicting our attitude to the world round us and, consequently, the result of it.
Images of smouldering forests, personal and museum collections are raising questions on aesthetic, moral and human level - who are we, the ways we build the image of ourselves, where we come from and, after all, where we are heading at.
The exhibition "Vacuum" is the largest project of Monica Popova and will most definitely present her creative genesis.
The exhibition presents over 150 works: large-scale paintings, drawings and ceramic sculptures created over the past 25 years.
There will be works from different cycles, which will have their own retrospective character.
Curators: Stanisвav Pamukchiev and Peter Tsanev
Sometimes art raises questions dictated by the eye's desire to see what cannot be seen.
The exhibition covers a historical period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolai Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition.
Authors: Atanas Parushev, Vasil Simitchiev, Vito Valentinov, Galya Blagoeva, Georgi Georgiev-Jorrras, Group 7 + 1, Daniela Lyahova, Emil Popov, George Papazov, Ivaylo Avramov, Ivan Georgiev - Rembranda, Ivan Rusev, Yordan Katsamunski, Kalina Dimitrova, Kiril Kuzmanov, Krassimir Dobrev - The Doctor, Nadezhda Lyahova, Nikolay Raynov, Nikolay Petkov, Lika Yanko, Peter Tsanev, Petar Dochev, Stanislav Pamukchiev, Stoyan Dechev, Sapromat, Filip Popov, Hristo Antonov, Tsvetan Krastev.
FLUX3 - dedicated to Matei Mitkaloto (https://bg.wikipedia.org/wiki/Матей_Преображенски)
opening - 1st of September, 18:00
FLUX3 is made by a migrant stuck in Nisovo. It is the result of my walking in different directions on the globe, crossing bridges and roads, bumping on walls. The portraits in the exhibition are people met along the way, the videos are reflections and memories = the foundation of the journey. Some works come from encounters in literature, others from my reality. Technically, the exhibition consists of drawings, objects and a video.
The title, Portrait, sets the genre and topical framework for this joint exhibition of the Painting and Sculpture divisions of the UBA. This joint initiative has been the result of the commitment of the leaderships of these two divisions to closely follow, by their exhibition projects, the processes of the development of, and provide the necessary space for the creative energies within the new Bulgarian painting and sculpture arts to express themselves.
The exhibition is a completely open space for the Portrait genre in all its varieties and manifestations. This would also be a precondition for the reviewing and examining of the vitality and creativity of the genre within the dynamics of a fast-changing socio-cultural context.
opening - 10 March 18:00
„The term Schein (shine, appearance, illusion) was already known to the ancient Greeks; they associated it with radiance, prestige and fame, as well as with becoming visible and displaying oneself. On the one hand the term corresponds to revealing oneself, on the other hand it refers to false elusive shine which shifts the true reality." (Quote from the german philosophy magazine "HOHE LUFT Magazin", copy 6/ 2018)