• Nonument

    5 September 2019

    Are you curious about what it sounds like when you stand under Buzludzha's plate? If so, draw a petal on September 13th and 14th in your calendar: on Friday from 6:30 pm the history of the communist monument, which lost its symbolism, enters an exhibition at the Museum of Humor and Satire in Gabrovo, and the next day flows into our headphones like a play by the group Ligna, Stefan A. Shterev and Emilian Gatsov-Elby - from 14:00 on Buzludzha itself. For more details and options for transportation, check out the Facebook event.
  • Mister Mondrian, can I borrow a vertical line?

    22 August 2019

    Last year, a project between Sofia and Paris began to form a collection of our avant-garde and contemporary art for the Pompidou Center. Part of it is this lecture in which it's curator, Desislava Dimova, will look back at the local 20th century in art and its connection to what has happened west of us - on August 26 from 6:00 pm.
  • Ella & Pitr

    27 June 2019

    photos Ella & Pitr

    The world-famous graffiti artists Ella & Pitr change their home address with Plovdiv in the period between July 1st and 5th on the occasion of the Festival of Students Francophones Let's create together. At the invitation of the French Institute and in partnership with the Plovdiv 2019 foundation, they will create an image over an area of 5000m² together with the students, which will later be shot by a drone and shown to us all.
  • What we didn't know about... Josef Koudelka

    25 April 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova

    The quick facts are that he was born in Czechoslovakia in 1938 and from a young age he always liked looking at the world through a lens. Today he is one of the members of the Magnum Photos collective with his works on the border between art and photojournalism. His albums keep stories from all over the world, and he has been in Bulgaria at least three times before coming again now with his Exiles exhibition. The 75 shots in this series - a narrative about the nomad souls just like Koudelka himself - have never left the Pompidou Center in full before, and we are looking at them on the walls of the Sofia City Art Gallery in the presence of the author.
  • 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.