ADATA artist-in-residence programme of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019
Wait a Minute!
what: artistic intervention in public space
where: the river alley on the northern shore of Maritsa
when: September 5 – October 30, 2019
10 wooden swinging horses occupy positions on the riverbank of the Maritsa River, provoking the boundaries of children's imagination and bringing adults back to childhood, dreams and playful carelessness. The artistic intervention is a work of a Bulgarian group of anonymous artists. Most of their works are engaged with public spaces – street, parks, squares, buildings’ facades, etc., and the topics of their works are strongly connected to the social and political landscape.
Destructive Creation is a Bulgarian – based group of artists involved in political activism and art intervention in public space. The focus of their art is an interaction with (already existent) artefacts, such as monuments, statues walls. Destructive Creation's most popular work is their 2011 project entitled ‘In Step with the Times’. In this work they transformed the monument's Red Army soldiers into a tableau of storybook characters. ‘In Step with the Times’ quickly became a media and public attraction and provoked series of public discussions on Soviet monuments.
"Wait a Minute!" is produced within the ADATA artist-in-residence program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019
From the end of July 2019 to the beginning of November the riverside areas in Plovdiv will be an epicenter for the realization of artistic interventions in the urban environment. The projects were selected on the basis of the proposals received from the artists who participated in the ADATA AiR programme in 2018. Their proposals were developed as a result of artistic residences in Plovdiv supported by Plovdiv 2019 Foundation in the first stage of the programme.
The artist-in-residence programme ADATA AiR is focusing the urban landscape of the city of Plovdiv as part of the ECOC programme. ADATA AiR is a production of Plovdiv 2019 Foundation, realized in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria and the Polish Institute in Sofia.
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