March 2023

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Sarieva / Hub  includes Sarieva Galleryartnewscafe, Open Arts FoundationКабинѐт Art Advisory. In the March issue we present Sarieva/Gallery’s most recent exhibition – Бейж. We offer two interesting materials from Open Art Files’s archive – an article by Pravdoliub Ivanov and Kamen Stoyanov’s profile, alongside a selection of recent media publications related to the gallery and it’s represented artists.

Sarieva Gallery

On View


Aaron Roth
solo exhibition

Opening: 10.02.2022, 18:00-20:00
Sarieva/Gallery, Plovdiv

The exhibition continues the artist’s quest to capture and expose the contemporary domestic and political reality in Bulgaria and the Balkans in his work. Roth discusses national psychology, the thugs and the nouveau riche of the 90’s and the Transition, the integration policies of the European Union, the corruption encoded in politics and the everyday life of the people. Beige is presented as the colour of the mature „thug elite“ and its passage into the political. It is also the colour of neutrality and muted tension. Aaron isn’t afraid of naming specific people and situations linked to this “luxurious” lifestyle in his artworks – Boyko Borisov, Vanya Chervenkova, Philipp Plein and others.

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artists news

Nedko Solakov

Gifted Eye
Group show
March 30 – September 3, 2023

Marlene Dumas, René Daniëls, Tony Oursler, Jan Schoonhoven and others

Teylers Museum of Wonder, Haarlem

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Luchezar Boyadjiev (curator)

Maria Nalbantova
Landscapes per meter
Solo show
February 23 – April 7, 2023

ICA, Sofia

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Nedko Solakov

Nedko Solakov’s solo exhibition “A Cornered Solo Show #2” at MAXXI Rome has been extended to October 1, 2023

A Cornered Solo Show #2
Solo show
May 26, 2022 – October 1, 2023

Curators: Hou Hanru and Monia Trombetta


recent media

The artist Aaron Roth presents solo exhibition at “Sarieva”

BNT, Kultura!BG
In Bulgarian



US Artist drew the style of the “goons”

Leo Bogdanovski, Telegraph
In Bulgarian


Bobi’s couch. Why an American artist is drawing furniture of Boyko Borisov’s

Bulgaria Boulevard
In Bulgarian


Rudi Ninov ‘Writing Paintings’

Short documentary about Rudi Ninov’s latest exhibition

YouTube, Galleria Continua
In English


Up and Through

Presentation of Kamen Stoyanov’s short movie “Up and Through”
Ivan Vramin, Kultura
In Bulgarian


Examples of the Bulgarian Goon-Baroque

Evrokom, Honestly said with Lyuba Kulezitch
In Bulgarian



New Videos

Our latest short documentary presents Melania Toma’s journey in Bulgaria during her residency. The young Italian takes the viewers on picturesque trips through small abandoned villages and shares more about her art.

Open Arts foundation


This month we present to you the profile of the artistic Kamen Stoyanov. His work is multimedial including film, photography, video, performance, drawings, installation and the mixture of them. Over the past few years his films, actions, videos, installations, photographic works and performances have been shown, among others, at exhibitions such as “In-Visible” (Cultural Center Tobacna, Ljubljana, 2018, solo); “Exhibiting the Exhibition” (Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 2018); WRO Biennale (WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, 2017); „ASK THE ARTISТ“ (Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv, 2017, solo); “Ask the Artist”, MANIFESTA 11 (Zurich, Switzerland, 2016) and many other.

Kamen Stoyanov’s artistic practice finds parallel between physical movement and process, and ideas of historical, social and cultural change. The artist performs – in actions or objects – with the same care in streets, fields, and art spaces, drawing on the accidental and ubiquitous readymade. Inevitably, high and low culture mix in Stoyanov forms; his work is just as likely to consist of making his native Bulgarian yoghurt as neon sculpture. From here, he inserts himself into dialogues of power, progress, and geopolitics, without abandoning the intimate that surrounds his ideas.
– Pierre d’Alancaisez


To Remove the Work is to Destroy the Work
By Pravdoliub Ivanov

In this issue we suggest you take a peek at an article by Pravdoliub Ivanov, discussing one of the most interesting practices in contemporary art and its manifestations in Bulgaria, namely site-specific art.


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 November issue on it’s new page.

¬ cover : Maria Zafirkova, An Unknown Lady, 1982, oil on canvas, 100 х 100 cm. Courtesy: Dobrich Art Gallery, Photo: Alexandar Marinov Nikolov, in the exhibition ‘Documents. Painting after Photography in Bulgaria in the 1970s and 1980s’, Sofia City Art Gallery, 1, Gen. Gurko str., 2 March – 4 June 2023

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© Maria Djelebova © Vanessa Popova © Vladislav Sevov © Nedko Solakov, Galleria Continua and MAXXI © Maria Zafirkova, An Unknown Lady, 1982

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