June 2022

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Sarieva / Hub  includes Sarieva Galleryartnewscafe, Open Arts FoundationКабинѐт Art Advisory. This month’s issue presents more upcoming events, part of Luchezar Boyadjiev’s project Christo for Beginners. Aaron Roth discusses his artistic work and Pravdoliub Ivanov and Vesselina Sarieva will be lectors at Tuk-Tam Kosher 2022.

Sarieva Gallery

Upcoming projects

Jeanne-Claude for Beginners (or Power Girls in Public Space)

Group exhibition and discussion
Part of CHRISTO FOR BEGINNERS by Luchezar Boyadjiev
Sarieva Open Arts Program

Maria Nalbantova, Sophia Grancharova, Iskra Blagoeva, Natalia Todorova-Lenz, Aksiniya Peicheva, Boryana Rossa, Selma Selman, Kalina Dimitrova, Dessislava Terzieva, Mariela Gemisheva, Ina Valentinova, Šejla Kamerić, Ana Prvački
Curated by Luchezar Boyadjiev

September 9th – October 9th, 2022
Opening: September 9th, 17:00 – 20:00
artnewscafe, Plovdiv

Learn more about the project on Sarieva Gallery’s website

The Presence of Absence

Artistic project in public space by Luchezar Boyadjiev
Part of CHRISTO FOR BEGINNERS by Luchezar Boyadjiev
Sarieva Open Arts Program

September 11th, 2022
Plovdiv, Central Square, 20 m in front of the Gyuro Mihaylov monument, 20:30

Learn more about the project on Sarieva Gallery’s website

On view at Sarieva/Gallery

Christo for Beginners

Luchezar Boyadjiev
Solo exhibition, part of Sarieva Open Arts Program

5 August 2022 – 30 September 2022
Sarieva Gallery, Plovdiv

Learn more

New available works by Aaron Roth

My work looks at how objects and meanings emigrate, coming together to form new symbols through the post-digital space from west to east. I use paintings and objects as a way to interrogate and play with these things.

The painting “S.O.B. Sobranie London” made in 2021 and exhibited at the FLUCA pavilion as part of “At Liberty with the Time Fame”. is based on an advertisement. Sobranie cigarettes which have not been sold in the UK for years were once marketed as Russian-style cigarettes there but in Bulgaria are marketed as “Sobranie London”. In the painting, the letters flow us across this desert or sea that only exists due to regulations surrounding cigarette advertising providing a space to be reframed and re-analyzed.

— Aaron Roth

More works by Aaron Roth

artists news

Valio Tchenkov and Pravodliub Ivanov

An den Zäunen rüttelnd
Group show
September 9, 2022

Stephan Conrady, Benedikt Gahl, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Valio Tchenkov and Lisa Walker
Curator: Valio Tchenkov

The public space of Traiskirchen, Austria


Nedko Solakov

A Perfect Day
Group Show
September 23 – October 2, 2022

NDSM Amsterdam


Nedko Solakov

The Ability to Dream
International preview of the docu-film produced by Sky Arte and TIWI
September 24 – October 30, 2022

Docu-film featuring Nedko Solakov

Galleria Continua, San Gimignano


Nedko Solakov

In the Heat
Group show
September 8 – November 5, 2022

Elizabet Cerviño, Zhanna Kadyrova, Jorge Macchi, Ahmed Mater, Moataz Nasr, Ornaghi & Prestinari, Giovanni Ozzola, Nedko Solakov, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Armando Testa, and José Yaque

Galleria Continua Dubai, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah


Kamen Stoyanov

Animal Within
Creatures in (and outside) the mumok Collection
Group show
September 22, 2022 – February 26, 2023

Hilde Absalon, Friedrich Achleitner, Hans (Jean) Arp, Christian Ludwig, Attersee, Herbert Bayer, André Beaudin, Renate Bertlmann, Joseph Beuys, Linda Bilda, Werner Büttner and others
Curated by Manuela Ammer and Ulrike Müller

MUMOK, museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien


recent media

10 of the best European breaks with a difference

Sarieva/Gallery is listed as Plovdiv’s most influential contemporary art gallery

The Guardian
In English

Read Here


Manifesta 14 and The Western Balkans

BNR, Hristo Botev
In Bulgarian

Listen Here

Do we need a monument to Christo?

In Bulgarian

Read Here

Luchezar Boyadjiev presents Christo for Beginners at Sarieva

BNR, Radio Plovdiv
In Bulgarian

Listen here

Oh, that Christo: Is there a place for a monument to him in Bulgaria?

In Bulgarian

Read here


Christo for Beginners – Luchezar Boyadjiev

This month Sarieva Gallery’s official YouTube channel presents a short documentary about Boyadjiev’s solo exhibition Christo for Beginners. The artist talks about the project and takes us on a Walk&Talk Tour, trying to find the right place for a monument to Christo.

Follow Sarieva/Hub and Sarieva/Gallery’s channels for more upcoming video content!

Vesselina Sarieva and Pravdoliub Ivanov will be lecturers at Tuk-Tam Kosher 2022

16.09.2022, 14:30-15:30
Buzz Hive Zone
Inter Expo Center and Online

Vesselina Sarieva and Pravdoliub Ivanov will be a part of this year’s Tuk-Tam Kosher event! Their lecture What and Where is the Place of Art Today will be held on September 16th, at 14:30 in the Buzz Hive Zone. Kosher will present success stories of Bulgarians from all over the world, bold innovations, resourceful inventors and businesses in one place.

Learn more

artnewscafé, Plovdiv


Did you know?

The architectural conception of artnewscafe, developed by MMXX architects Magdalena Matanova and Hristo Hadjiganchev, has been recognized and covered by various media, has attracted many followers and has been preserved unaltered in concept and design throughout the years.

Official ANC site


Dimitar Genchev between Light and Dust

Nula35, Kamelia Gareva
In Bulgarian

Read More


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 to you the installation by Dr Gatev „Motor engines for regional purposes. Testimony”, which traces the daily travels and obstacles of four priests in the Botevgrad region. This work was originally shown in Luxemborg at Manifesta 2 in 1998. For any other investigations in the Open Art Files website you can go through the categories Topics, People, Spaces, Files, Publication and Video channel or use the search option in the top right.


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 September 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 at the end of every month.

Book a slot at office@sarieva.org

Some of the projects mentioned in the newsletter were realized with the support of the National Culture Fund, Bulgaria.

© Vanessa Popova ©Luchezar Boyadjiev, Power girls in public space, 2022 © Luchezar Boyadjiev. „The Presence of Absence’, 2022 ©Maria Djelebova © Vanessa Popova © Pravdoliub Ivanov, Non-Works, 207 @ Kamen Stoyanov, Underground Butterflies, 2007 © Nedko Solakov ©Aaron Roth © Dr Gatev, © Vladislav Sevov

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