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A Cornered Solo Show #2
26 May – 25 September 2022
Curators: Hou Hanru, Monia Trombetta
Project in collaboration with MUDAM, Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg
MAXXI Art, Rome
Double UP! Kunst und Design mit neuen Perspektiven
From 20 May 2022
Curator: Thomas Heyden
Neues Museum, Nürnberg
19 May – 28 August 2022
Kula Gallery, Split
Poster Campaign 2021/2022
17 May – 27 July 2022
Curator: Joanna De Vos
Boban Andjelkovic, Gabi Blum, Jutta Burkhardt, Veronica Burnuthian, Miro Craemer, Caro Jost, Eva Leitolf, Mehmet & Kazim, Olaf Metzel, Beate Passow, Valio Tchenkov, Gülbin Ünlü and others.
Residenztheater and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
21 May – 23 July 2022
Michel Rein, Paris
The Circus We Are
13 May – 25 September 2022
Curator: Joanna De Vos
Four Locations in Namur, Belgium: Le Delta, musée Félicien Rops, Musée des Arts Anciens, Belgian Gallery
20 May – 20 June 2022
Up and Through, short movie, 10:00 min, 2020
Curator: Adwait Singh
Asunción Molinos Gordo, Bouba Touré with Raphaël Grisey, Deniz Uster with Burcu Yağcıoğlu, E.B. Itso, Jonas Staal, Mikhail Karikis, Uriel Orlow, Zahra Malkani and others.
Mardin Biennial, Istanbul
Cool S at Sarieva Gallery
29 April – 28 May 2022
Curator: Vesselina Sarieva
For more information about available works, contact the gallery.
Exhibition views and all of the presented works can be seen in the link below.
This month’s STORY is about the young artists Tsvetomira Borisova and her exhibition Cool S. Read about her experience during the 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 flower shop! The space offers a variety of flora, perfect for any interior. Ask the bartenders for more information and prices.
Off-Spaces & Non-Places
Elena Chergilanova presents her publication „Off-Spaces & Non-Places“, which the young author completed within the framework of Sarieva Gallery’s residency „Communication and Art“.
Vera Hadzhiyska for Kultura.BG
Vera Hadzhiyska talks about her exhibition “With the Name of a Flower: Your Name” which took place at artnewscafe until the end of April. Watch her interview for Kultura.BG by following the link below.
DIGITAL RESIDENCY : YANA ABRASHEVA
Yana is a recent graduate and works as a freelance graphic designer in Sofia and The Hague. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts, KABK, the Netherlands in 2021.
Her practice is multidisciplinary, ranging from theoretical and research fields, to artistic or visually based narratives.
The discourse she explores in her practice often relates to the theme of the various expansive industrial methods shaping the technology industry; how species adapt to a rearranged human landscape and how this rearranged landscape influences new modes of intraspecies conviviality; reimagining the human body, humans leaving their position at the top of the food chain; redefining and re-constructing ecosystems.
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 focus on the Files section, showcasing Vesselin Sairev’s visual poetry on postcards with a proposal letter for a contemporary postcard booth to the Sheraton Hotel from 1990.
Bulgarian Pavilion Spotlight
On the occasion of “There You Are” – Bulgarian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale we are talking with Michail Michailov – the artist behind the project:
Q: Your project is interested in everyday life, the body and their poetization as a possible liberation. How do we create our symbolic, sacred spaces? How does your art transform physical space into symbolic space?
Michail: I think that in order to be able to work in this direction, it is useful, first of all, to be sensitive. A purely intellectual game would not be enough, and the wow effect would be too weak. The process involves enduring unpleasant things, jumping over one’s own shadow and accepting things as they are.
Q: In a noisy place like the Venice Biennale, were you able to create your own space? What makes an artist successful in Venice?
Michail: The exhibition consists of several spaces and each of them has its own spirit. I managed to find this „own space“ in the installation „Headspacing”. It would be naive to think that a good exhibition in Venice will necessarily make you a successful artist.
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 new issue will be released on May 7th. Stay tuned!
Some of the projects mentioned in the newsletter were realized with the support of the National Culture Fund, Bulgaria.
© Nedko Solakov, Courtesy of the artist, Continua Gallery and Fondazione MAXXI ©Nedko Solakov, Wishes, 2022; ©Stefan Nikolaev, What You See Is What You Get, 2022, copper, patina, neon, 102 x 100 x 16 cm ; © Valio Tchenkov ; © Nedko Solakov, Me, In a bad mood, 2019, photography ; © Maria Djelebova ; © Elena Chergilanova ; © Yana Abrasheva, 2021, photography ; © Vesselin Sariev, Visual poetry on postcard, 1990, part of 22 visual poems, relief print on cardboard, 10 x 15 cm; © Kalin Serapionov ; © Tsvetomira Borisova, Cool S, 2022, photography;