Works from Art Collection Deutsche Telekom

Curated by Nathalie Hoyos, Rainald Schumacher. Coordinator: Dimitrina Petrova

04. April – 30. June 2019

LISTEN TO US – ARTISTIC INTELLIGENCE, is an invitation to listen attentively to the exhibited works of art, precisely because their statement is not restricted by words and language. Their visual presence is structured by shape, colour, form and formulated by their sensual and emotional power.

 With all the artistic intelligence, they indicate, orbit and illuminate complex and often contradictory themes from many different angles at the same time.

The fall of the Iron Curtain some 30 years ago laid the foundation to overcome the decades-long division of Europe into East and West, into Capitalism or Communism, into democracy or party dictatorship. The more than 80 works in the exhibition have been created during these 30 years. They are from over 40 artists who grew up in Eastern European countries. These artists have experienced the process of the societal upheaval in their own biography and in that of their parents and grandparents.

They are contemporary witnesses of the dramatic big and many small changes that the societies have experienced since the expulsion from the communist paradise.

The works in the exhibition art draw attention beyond the past to current issues and questions that affect us all in Europe. They try to understand the younger history in a more differentiated way in order to be free of the ghosts of the past, to understand the present and to look into the future.

Nevin Aladağ, Anatoly Belov, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Yane Calovski, Levan Chelidze, Danika Dakić, Braco Dimitrijević, Aleksandra Domanović, Petra Feriancova, Igor Grubić, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Nilbar Güreş, Vladimir Houdek, Hristina Ivanoska, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Sanja Iveković, Nikita Kadan, Mi Kafchin, Šejla Kameric, Lito Kattou, Luka Kedžo, Genti Korini, Eva Kot’átková, Maria Kulikovska, Nino Kvrivishvili, Radenko Milak, Ciprian Mureşan, Lada Nakonechna, Vlad Nancă, Paulina Ołowska, Roman Ondak, Dan Perjovschi, Cristian Răduţă, Stepan Ryabchenko, Slavs & Tatars, Nedko Solakov, Mladen Stilinović, Martina Vacheva

Invited artists:, Dimitar Genchev, Albena Mihaylova-Benji, Sasho Stoitzov, Krassimir Terziev

The exhibition is made possible by Plovdiv 2019 in partnership with Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, Deutsche Telekom – Art Collection Telekom and the Plovdiv City Art Gallery. The mediation program is developed with support by the educational team of Folkwang Museum Essen and Berlin Biennale.

The exhibition takes place at the

SKLAD – former Tobacco Warehouse

The City Art Gallery

Balabanov House

Hindlyan House

Zlato Boyadzhiev Museum

Vasov Library




General partners

EU Japan Fest

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