Exhibition “Open Art Files: Notes and Footnotes” (16.08 – 30.09.2019)

The exhibition “Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes” is part of the project “Open Art Files: Topics, People, Spaces, Files in Bulgarian Contemporary Art”, in the frames of the educational platform “Introduction to Contemporary Art” by Open Arts Foundation.

Where: Exhibition space Kapana Gallery at 29 Rayko Daskalov Str. in Plovdiv

When: 16.08. – 30.09.2019

Organized and initiated by Open Arts Foundation

Curated by Vera Mlechevska

Video programme curated by Krassimir Terziev and Vera Mlechevska

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The exhibition gathers artworks by artists of different generations and ages, who for a short period and at different times were provoked by common intuition, by the "zeitgeist" or driven by the possibilities of new and familiar means of expression.

The themes intertwined in the exhibition comment on the different artists' creative pursuits between painting and the screen and the related time-based media, the common interest of many artists in the body – highly expressed in the 1990s, the reflections of artists on the legacy of public sculpture and art outside the institutions and in natural environment. The exhibition aims to also present intersections between different media and genres, with projections of films of experimental nature, and reconstructions of fragments of the media environment from the early 1990s.

The programme of "Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes" will include series of lectures, screenings and meetings with artists and curators.

Program educational panel


31 August, 4 pm – Oleg Mavromatti, “No Place for Fools”, 2015, 82 min, experimental – Kapana gallery, 29 Rayko Daskalov str., Plovdiv
7 September – Dimitar Shopov, “New Village”, 2019, 70 min, experimental – Lucky cinema, 1 W. Gladstone str., Plovdiv
21 September, 4 pm – Neno Belchev, “My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea”, 2016, 93 min, experimental – Kapana gallery, 29 Rayko Daskalov str., Plovdiv
28 September, 4 pm – Krassimir Terziev, “Battles of Troy”, 2005, 51 min, experimental – Kapana gallery, 29 Rayko Daskalov str., Plovdiv

Educational tours in Plovdiv:

7, 8 September, 10:30 am – in Bulgarian
13, 14 September, 8:30 pm – in English, during NIGHT/Plovdiv 2019
starting point – Kapana gallery, 29 Rayko Daskalov str., Plovdiv


21 September, 2 pm – lecture by Katia Gadjeva
22 September, 2 pm – lecture by Vlado Ivanov
28 September, 2 pm – lecture by Sasho Stoitzov
29 September, 2 pm – lecture by Filip Zidarov
29 September, 4:30 pm – lecture by Studio Komplekt
Kapana gallery, 29 Rayko Daskalov str., Plovdiv
working language: Bulgarian

14 September, 7 pm – Tour in the exhibition with curator Vera Mlechevska during NIGHT/Plovdiv 2019

Learn more about the Open Arts Foundation - openarts.info/zanas. Link to the bilingual website openartfiles.bg/en - HERE.



General partners

EU Japan Fest
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