31 July 2020

Newsletter August 2020

Sariev's newsletter for August is out now. 

View it in your browser here, including images and more info.








by Boyan Manchev and Vesselina Sarieva

Phase I

Bignia Wehrli, Marta Djourina, L
Texts: Boyan Manchev, Vesselina Sarieva

June 26 – August 28, 2020


SARIEV Gallery
40, Otets Paisiy str, Plovdiv 4000


Boyan Manchev / Blog / Magia Naturalis 
a library that expands the reflexive and experimental field of Magia Naturalis 



Film: Introduction to Magia Naturalis - Phase I 
Watch the video here

Magia Naturalis, 2020, 22:56 min / Language: Bulgarian with English subtitles / Camera and editing: Kalin Serapionov / Participants (in order of appearance): Boyan Manchev, Vesselina Sarieva, Marta Djourina, Bignia Wehrli, L /  The film is produced and realized by Sariev, Plovdiv www.sariev-gallery.com, with the support of Plovdiv Municipality


Image: Maria Djelebova




The Viewing Room section of the Sariev gallery website is a digital environment where we are introducing you to in depth information on selected exhibitions, projects, and concepts presented at the gallery or in external places. It is also an environment where we are developing new experimental ideas that will take place only here.


Viewing Room #sarievselfisolation  link

Viewing Room Introduction to Magia Naturalis by Boyan Manchev and Vesselina Sarieva - Phase I  link


With the support of Plovdiv Municipality / С подкрепата на Община Пловдив 





We kindly recommend you to check the new video film produced by the gallery:

#sarievselfisolation Pandemic Diaries

Watch the film here

On March 27, 2020, in a situation of self-isolation, provoked by the pandemic COVID-19 Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv launched an evolving online project #sarievselfisolation. #sarievselfisolation is a laboratory in which the gallery curated and presented works of art, texts, videos, sounds and images that expressed the thoughts of artists about this moment in the life of our world and visions of its tomorrow. #sarievselfisolation presented new works created or developed in March and April 2020 at the invitation of Vesselina Sarieva and Katrin Sarieva. Each artist was in focus for 3-4 days. 

#sarievselfisolation with its curation, experimental nature, visual and textual dynamics in the presentation of authors and their projects, its selection of artists and its intensity, has become a real artistic environment that continued to make sense in times of self-isolation and was monitored by the international and local art community.

The documentary by Kalin Serapionov presents interviews with the initiators of #sarievselfisolation Vesselina and Katrin Sarievi and the artists included in #sarievselfisolation: Pravdoliub Ivanov, Stela Vasileva, Kosta Tonev, Mitch Brezounek, Rudi Ninov, Maria Nalbantova, Dimitar Solakov, Zara Alexandrova, Zoran Georgiev, Michail Michailov, Kalin Serapionov, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Iana Boukova, Stefan Nikolaev, Voin de Voin, Vitto Valentinov.


#sarievselfisolation Pandemic Diaries / 2020 / Film by Kalin Serapionov / Duration: 76:27 min / Language: Bulgarian with English subtitles / Camera: Kalin Serapionov, Dimirar Solakov / Editing: Kalin Serapionov / Participants (in order of appearance): Vesselina Sarieva, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Stela Vasileva, Kosta Tonev, Katrin Sarieva, Mitch Brezounek, Rudi Ninov, Maria Nalbantova, Dimitar Solakov, Zara Alexandrova, Zoran Georgiev, Michail Michailov, Kalin Serapionov, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Iana Boukova, Stefan Nikolaev, Voin de Voin, Vitto Valentinov / Music: New Candys, Bleeding Magenta, 2017 / Translation: Kaloyan Nachev


The film is produced and realized by Sariev, Plovdiv with the support of Plovdiv Municipality / С подкрепата на Община Пловдив  





Sariev curates FLUCA - Austrian Cultural Pavilion 

upcoming show


Comfort of Strangers
solo exhibition by Tatjana Danneberg
6 August - 30 August, 2020

The exhibition is realized by FLUCA in cooperation with the gallery LambdaLambdaLambda, Pristina and Sariev gallery, Plovdiv.


FLUCA - Austrian Cultural Pavilion 
38, Otets Paisiy str,  Plovdiv
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Studio hopping with ... Stefan Nikolaev

Every dedicated gallery owner and curator works daily in several realities. The audience knows mainly the reality of the exhibition space, when the work is completed, exhibited and contextualized.  But there are many exciting stages before that, which are part of our work, reallity bites from the work  between the galeriest and the artist, which you will probably be interested to know. One of them is a visit to the artist's studio. In the new section of Sariev's website we will take you with us to the studios of artists we work with and we will present you with them a project or work in development.  

In the second edition of Studio hopping with ... we are going to visit the studio of the represented by Sariev artsit Stefan Nikolaev

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Is nature an artist? Is creation peculiar to stars, metals, fire? Such questions are asked by Veselina Sarieva and Boyan Manchev in the MAGIA NATURALIS exhibition at the Sariev Gallery in Plovdiv.

Bulgarian National Television
watch the interview
[in Bulgarian]


Re-building the World of Images. 1991-2019 -  retrospective of Luchezar Boyadjiev

Bulgarian National Television
watch the interview
[in Bulgarian]


A film about the Bulgarian artist Voin de Voin won an award at a European festival

read the article
[in Bulgarian]


Kamen Stoyanov,

Selected for LONG STORY SHORTS - International Film Festival
Bucharest, Romania






Luchezar Boyadjiev
Re-building the World of Images. 1991-2019

Curated by Iara Boubnova and Theodore Markoglou
30 June - 27 September, 2020


MOMus – Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki
154 Egnatia Av. (TIF-Helexpo premises) 
54636 Thessaloniki
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Luchezar Boyadjiev and Nedko Solakov
Lyuben Farzulev and Friends
group exhibition

18 June - 30 August  2020

The Sofia Arsenal - MCA
2, "Cherni Vryh" blv.
Sofia 1421




Nedko Solakov
Reflections of Our Time: Acquisitions of the MoCAB 1993-2019
group show
Authors of the conception: Msc Mišela Blanuša, Dr Rajka Bošković, Svetlana Mitić i Žaklina Ratković
Curator of the exhibition segment in the Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić & Rodoljub Čolaković: Miroslav Karić

27 June – September 2020

Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrad 
Belgrade Ušće 10, blok 15, 11070 Novi Beograd, Serbia




Nedko Solakov

Alien vs. Citizen

group exhibition 

Curator January Parkos Arnall and Line Ajan


July 17, 2020 - February 21, 2021


To be performed "A Life (Black & White)" from the MCA collection at the beginning and at the end of the exhibition.


Museum of Contemporary Art

220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611





Kamen Stoyanov
TRAVEL APPARATUS - Screening Program 
curated by Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Alexandra Grausam, Aline Lenzhofer, Katja Stecher

A screening to selected destinations
18 June - 20 August, 2020
every Thursday, 12-9 pm

With video works by Yael Bartana, Ben Bigelow, Carolina Boettner, Viktor Brim, Danaya Chulphuthiphong, Rah Eleh, Flatform, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Johannes Gierlinger, Lola González, Lisa Großkopf & Lena Schwingshandl, Ayesha Hameed & Hamedine Kane, Saman Hosseinpuor & Ako Zandkarimi, Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd, Fermín Jiménez Landa, Evy Jokhova, Anna Friða Jónsdóttir, Karrabing Film Collective, Annja Krautgasser, Claudia Larcher, Katharina Anna Loidl, Johann Lurf, Maha Maamoun, Randa Maroufi, Lukas Marxt, METASITU, Suzannah Mirghani, Ryts Monet, Adrian Paci, Marlies Pöschl, Enrique Ramírez, Kamen Stoyanov, Lisa Truttmann & Marta Armengol Pujol, Guido van der Werve, Kay Walkowiak

Kamen Stoyanov is participating with the short film IN-VISIBLE, 2018, coproduction with City Gallery Ljubljana


Das weisse haus Vienna
Hegelgasse 14
1010 Vienna 




Kamen Stoyanov

19 June  - 31 December 2020

Video installation by the visual artists Kamen Stoyanov and Katarina Svoboda

House of Humour and Satire
68 Bryanska str




Valio Tchenkov
Seltene Gewächse 

Justin Almquist, Burkard Blümlein, Jutta Burkhardt, Jonah Gebka, Nikola Irmer, Philipp Lachenmann, Lee Jiyoun, Herbert Nauderer, Karin Peulen, Herbert Post, Tonn Prins, Esther Rutenfranz, Valio Tchenkov, Karl Unterfrauner, Peter Vogt Eröffnung

15 July – 27 August 2020

BELLEPARAIS _raumfuerkunst
Julia Lachenmann
Schellingstr. 54
80799 München




Martina Vacheva
Crack Up – Crack Down

group exhibition
Curated by Slavs and Tatars with Michał Grzegorzek

A consideration of “the graphic” as verb as well as noun explored at the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial comes to the Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw for a more polarized Polish context.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Hamja Ahsan, Pablo Bronstein, Cevdet Erek, Arthur Fournier with Raphael Koenig, Martine Gutierrez, Flaka Haliti, Stane Jagodič, Zhanna Kadyrova, Sachiko Kazama, Dozie Kanu, KRIWET, Ella Kruglanskaya, Tala Madani, Marlie Mul, Woody de Othello, Alenka Pirman with KULA, Amanda Ross-Ho, Lin May Saeed, Top lista nadrealista, Endre Tot, Anna Uddenberg, Martina Vacheva, Nicole Wermers, Giorgi Xaniashvili, XIYADIE, Honza Zamojski, and Bolesław Chromry, Rafał Dominik, Łukasz Kozak, Maria Magdalena Kozłowska, Lubomir Grzelak, Jana Shostak with Jakub Jasiukiewicz, Mikołaj Sobczak, Jacqueline Sobiszewski, Justyna Stasiowska, Ewa Tatar and Andrzej Szpindler

19 June 2020 - 11 October 2020

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art




Stefan Nikolaev
Opening of a new retail-and-art complex

28 July

K11 collection at new K11 MUSEA

Stefan Nikolaev
Cry Me a River 
24 carat gold-plated copper
48 × 55 × 18 cm


Victoria Dockside
Hong Kong