Week of Contemporary Art 2018
"Week of Contemporary Art" is an extensive exhibition project by the "Art Today" association, with editions in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Metaphorai. Narration Created Humanity
The project’s 2018 edition is titled “Metaphorai. Narration-Created Humanity”, and will take place at the Ancient Bath contemporary art complex between 14 September and 14 October. The edition’s curators will be Katya Angelova and Alessandra Poggianti. The title, “Metaphorai.”, corresponds to the Greek word for public transport vehicles: "You take a metaphor – a bus or a train – to go to work or get back home. Stories can carry this noble name too: Everyday stories that cross and organise locations; they pick out the locations and link them; they then create sentences and routes out of them".* The exhibition explores the city as a collection of possible stories, and also as a blank sheet of paper that welcomes a story each time somebody is looking at it or is pacing around it in a different manner.
Metaphorai is an exhibition that consists of 13 different narrations articulated within the spaces of Plovdiv’s Ancient Bath. Following Michel de Certeau, each of these narrations, which we may call “metaphors”, arise out of those places we traverse, organize, select and connect every day, creating sentences and itineraries that work as valences for spatial displacements of many kinds – from syntactic and semantic to pragmatic ones.
In September 2018 an exhibition will take place in Plovdiv’s central area as part of the project. The exhibition, by Alberto Garutti, will be titled "To Those Born Today (1998– )".
*Michel de Certeau, “Spatial Stories,” in The Practice of Every Day Life [Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984], 115.
Learn more about the Art Today Association and their project - www.arttoday.org.