• What we didn't know about... Vivian Maier

    18 April 2019

    Until 2009: nothing. Since then: she is one of the most famous street photographers of the 20th century in the United States; she was obsessed with her camera and left over 150,000 negatives; she was making money as a babysitter and she refused to show a single shot. The news today is that we will see her perfectly captured moments in Sofia as well - at the show In her own hands at the Sofia City Art Gallery on April 23rd. Right before, here we show you some of her frames and we tell the story of the opening of the archive and its past, which is strange and strong, but inside there is a ticking unresolved moral issue.
  • Art For Sofia

    21 March 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova

    The Plovdiv gallery Sariev Contemporary and the Markovstudio in Sofia put a plus between their names for the Sariev+Markov Sculpture Projects, which this autumn will give a brave result - a new contemporary piece of art installed somewhere in Sofia. One glance over our shoulders to the reactions around the Bronze house project last year is enough to convince us that this project is something not only meaningful but also blatantly needed.
  • 24 days in pictures

    28 February 2019

    That's how long the Czech month of the comic book will be between Shipka 6 Gallery and 100 Rakovski St with exhibitions, events for kids and meeting with animators and painters. It starts on the 6th of March, all the events are free for entry.
  • One man, 12 meters tall

    14 February 2019

    The Bronze House was just deinstalled and the next project was announced after winning a contest. It's called One Man and it's by Venelin Shurelov - a painter and scenographer with rich experience who does not for the first time make a gallery out of a public square. The body of this one person is made out of screens that will show life in the city - we're now awaiting the final desicion by the Municipality to see if we'll meet the project face to face.
  • The cherry on top

    7 February 2019

    Artist Kalin Serapionov makes video, pierces walls to pass a neon sign in the gallery corridor, makes a self portrait in a wig and invents love stories at an exhibition. Now he enters the City gallery with a cake tray to put the icing on a video project that began 20 years ago - with two other videos around artists eating first soup, then main course. Now the time for dessert has finally come and you are also invited - the shooting of the performance The Dessert (with the Cherry On the Cake) will be on Feb 14 between 11:00 and 18:00 in the City Gallery, Sofia.
  • Neue Sachlichkeit

    24 January 2019

    A lecture about the Neue Sachlichkeit art trend, part of the current exhibition at the Sofia City Art Gallery - on January 31st at 18:00.
  • Projects for the Venetian biennale

    18 January 2019

    The Bulgarian pavilion at the biennale will greet us with How We Live - an installation with curator Vera Mlechevska and artists Radka Bukova and Lazar Lyutakov. If you're curious about all the other projects in the competition, they will be shown in Sredets gallery on January 23rd between 11:00-13:00; 14:00-16:00.
  • Plovdiv 2019. The Beginning

    4 January 2019

    We are so excited to join in celebrating the Opening of the Plovdiv 2019 - European Capital of Culture with the most attractive highlight in its programme - The We Are All Colors' Show.
  • Sorry, what time does the exhibition start?

    19 December 2018

    It is true that in 2018 we were at a gallery almost as often as in a cinema. The art embraced us and asked us to step on it, we met it at new addresses and queued for it. After such a good year, we are only wondering why true art criticism is not growing here, while finger-pointing is rising? But let's start from the good end: all the big art projects outside, the solo exhibitions by young artists, the galleries that didn’t slow down even for a day.
  • The secret gallery

    13 December 2018

    Today, in the National Gallery, we go beyond the doors marked Employees Only - because in our hand we've got a ticket for The magic of restavration which means an intimate, 50-minute long meeting with paintings by Alexander Petrov - Lavandulata and their main conservator, Peter Katerinov.
  • A Factory For Letters

    15 November 2018

    text Violeta Ivanova

    "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" - if this short message tells you something, you probably not only read, but also draw letters. That's what Fontfabric does - a digital font factory that this year celebrates its 10th birthday.
  • U freeky?

    11 October 2018

    Roger Ballen is coming to Sofia and Plovdiv for a retrospective exhibition featuring more than 200 of his freeky photos - including the ones he made in collaboration with Die Antwoord. We expect him and his photos in early November - when we'll get to talk with him more.
  • Festival Heat

    9 August 2018

    Summer finally acts like itself, so we quickly give you seven August fests if you've already loaded the tank, but are still wondering where to.
  • Losing Ground Beneath Your Feet

    23 May 2018

    text Violeta Ivanova photos RAVE residency

    If your daily route doesn't pass through the back of the National Library, consider changing it in the next two weeks. Ivan Mudov has just set his new trap on one of the alleys - the Stones installation, which your shoes will remember for a long time.
  • A Common Sphere

    17 May 2018

    Designer and architect Elia Nedkov, jeweler Nilkolay Sardamov and poet and culturologist Anna Alexandra join talents in a new project called Sfera (Bul. - sphere).
  • Art at every corner

    3 May 2018

    text Emanuela Ivanova photo Nadezda Pavlova

    How an ex-cargo container manages to fit art projects from all over the world and present them here, in Bulgaria? if you don't know the answer to that, than you haven't been around Otets Paisii Str. in Plovdiv since the 2016.
  • What we know about... Deyan Sudjic

    19 April 2018

    text Emanuela Ivanova

    Director of London's Design Museum, awarded with the Order of the British Empire are just two of countless wow facts from the life of journalist, writer and architecture specialists Deyan Sudjic that erge us to catch the subway to the old Vitosha Factory on April 27.
  • What We Didn't Know About... Mary Ellen Mark

    22 March 2018

    text Violeta Ivanova

  • The artist as a scent

    1 March 2018

    Do you remember how La Haine smelled? When in 2017 we watched Matthew Kassovitz's movie in the House of Cinema, we felt  his perfume in the salon, created specially for it by the perfumer Mark Buxton. Now the Berlin agency Folie À Plusieurs gathers us for an exhibition where mediator once again will be our sense of smell.
  • Alive Topography

    7 December 2017

    text Violeta Ivanova

    Imagine an exhibition of huge abstract paintings that are created right then and there. Now imagine an atmospheric music concert that is best experienced if you're seated, still and silent. Now combine the two things in one and the image in your head will be very close to what's coming to Dom na kinoto next Thursday - with Japanese artist Akiko Nakayama and E.U.E.R.P.I.'s ambient-drone music.