We launched the Sarieva / Hub video channel! The first release, called Време/Място (Time/Space) features Elena Chergilanova, Hristo Kaloyanov and Katrin Sarieva, accompanied by host Vesselina Sarieva. Together they discuss off-spaces and alternative, non-traditional exhibition places. You can watch the video on our official YouTube channel!
The Influencing Machine
24 June – 6 November 2022
Curators: Aaron Moulton
Here You Come Again
Exhibition, alongside works by Jan Vercruysse and Philippe Wolthuis. June 26 – September 9 2022
Up and Through
Studentski Park, Sofia
Lenin Was a Mushroom: Moving Images in the 90s
June 3 – August 21 2022
Curators: Nav Haq, Associate Director, M HKA
AMVK, Aernout Mik, Amar Kanwar, Andrea Fraser, Artūras Raila, David Claerbout, Gianni Motti, Gillian Wearing, Hänzel & Gretzel, Nedko Solakov, Pipilotti Rist, Rosalind Nashashibi, Rosângela Rennó, Şener Özmen and others
M HKA, Antwerp
Online group exhibition
From March 22 2022
Curator: Stepan Ryabchenko
This month’s STORY is about the young artists Elena Chergilanova and her book Off-Spaces & Non-Places. Read about her experience during her residency!
Artnewscafe is back after a refreshing “facelifting”. With a new interior and working hours, the café-bar is ready to materialize it’s ambitious plans. The hybrid space combines coffee-bar, plant shop, bookstore, artspace, personal renewal spot, library, furniture showroom and others.
Did you know?
Artnewscafe’s hybrid concept includes a bookshop! You can enjoy a fine selection of readings while having a drink. You can even buy the titles which catch your eye. The books, magazines and catalogues are published by our partners Paper Pages, Janet-45 and Metheor.
Luchezar Boyadjiev’s retrospective catalogue launches at Plovdiv Reads
Book presentation with Luchezar Boyadjiev and Iara Boubnova (director of the National Gallery, Sofia)
On June 19 we will discuss the work and career of Lachezar Boyadjiev in the context of the catalogue of the artist’s retrospective exhibition at MOMus-Contemporary, Thessaloniki in 2020 – Re-building the World of Images. 1991-2019.
FARA 2022 + artnewscafe, Plovdiv
FARA 2022 Opening party at artnewscafe, Plovdiv
Artnewscafe is FARA Festival’s after hour spot! The Festival of the Bulgarian Association of Communication Agencies is one of the most prestigious forums of the creative industry in Bulgaria. talk about important news.
This section of Open Art Files aims to document, preserve and present a series of events, programs, discussions and stories for which the video archive media is most appropriate, namely live public meetings and those in a virtual online environment. We present leading initiatives accompanying Open Art Files, part of the educational platform „Introduction to Contemporary Art“ of the Open Arts Foundation.
Open Art Files is a database and an archive of Bulgarian contemporary art. The content of the website consists of four sections: Topics, People, Spaces and Files, presented in а clear and accessible way. Each month Sarieva/Hub’s newsletter will present selected profiles, topics and files from the site.
This month we present Maria Nalbantova (b. 1990). In her work she experiments with different media and techniques such as drawing, collage, found objects, installation, video and photography. She is the winner of the 2020 BASE Award for Contemporary Art, and at the beginning of the same year she was a resident at Sariev Gallery with the exhibition Hybrid-Pure.
Artnewscafe bulletin joins Open Art Files
Artnewscafe bulletin is a monthly newsletter with selected information about art events in Bulgaria and across the world, as well as career opportunities in art and culture.
The bulletin is now a part of the Open Art Files website. Read the June issue on it’s new page.
In Support of the Eco System:
Кабинѐт Art Advisory
Кабинѐт Art Advisory provides a free consultation to young artists and entrepreneurs every last friday of the month.
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Some of the projects mentioned in the newsletter were realized with the support of the National Culture Fund, Bulgaria.
© Sasho Stoitzov, Untitled, Spring, 1974, oil on canvas, 184 x 115 cm; ©Valio Tchenkov, The Collector, 2022 Vision, 2021, UPUPUP, 2021 ©Luchezar Boyadjiev, Project for a Monument to George Soros – scale model 01, 2019 ©Stefan Nikolaev, Candelabre, 2010 ©Nedko Solakov, ThisIs Me Too, 1996 ©Pravdoliub Ivanov, A Clockwork Sweat, 2016-2019 ©Kamen Stoyanov, Up and Through ©MOMus Museum ©Maria Nalbantova Post-tools, 2021 ©Vladislav Sevov ©Gergana Tabakova, Благото, 2021