Travelling the World. Art from Germany

Lecture on 16 November and Tours every Saturday till December 7th

The exhibition 'Travelling the World. Art from Germany Artworks from the ifa Collection, 1949 to the Presentis' (11 October – 8 December) by the German ifa institute for foreign relations, is the largest exhibition to date of German contemporary art in Bulgaria.

The exhibited artists include notable names, among them Gerhard Richter, Nam June Paik, Rebecca Horn, Dieter Roth, Rosemarie Trockel. The exhibition presents a unified picture of the German art scene beyond the separation of East and West Germany and shows how art has the power to cross borders - a theme especially relevant to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2019.

Plovdiv 2019 and Goethe-Institut Bulgaria offer also an accompanying programme that will shorten the distance and introduce the wide audience to the specific context of the exhibition and art from Germany as a whole:

Free lecture of Vesela Nozharova:

When: 16 November (Saturday), 5 pm
Where: 2019 Exhibition Hall at 32 William Gladstone Str.
Topic: „German Art After Second World War“

The curator and art historian Vessela Nozharova will give a free lecture on German art after the Second World War. She will highlight key moments and personalities in the history of German art after 1945, and also about its place between the East, the West and the global.

Free Tours with Valko Chobanov:

When: 16, 23, 30 November, 7 December (Saturdays)
When & Where: 2.30 pm at Kapana Gallery at 29 Rayko Daskalov Str. and at 4 pm at the Exhibition Hall at 32 William Gladstone Str. 

Free tours led by the young artist Valko Chobanov will let audiences in on the artists and their work.

Free entry for all events. All the events will use Bulgarian as a working language.


Vessela Nozharova (1974) is an art historian, curator and art critic. She graduated in art history from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia. Focused on contemporary art, her projects centre on curating exhibitions, writing art criticism, and giving lectures on the history and current affairs in the world of art. She has conceived and managed more than 40 projects in Bulgaria, Austria, Belgium, Italy and Turkey. In 2007 Ms Nozharova was the curator of Bulgaria’s participation in the 52nd Venice Biennial. She has been the curator of the Sofia-based Credo Bonum Gallery since 2015. Ms Nozharova is co-founder of the curators’ collective Art – Acts and Documents. She is the author of “Introduction to Bulgarian Contemporary Art,” a historical and critical survey of Bulgarian contemporary art at the turn of the 21st century.

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The exhibition is organized by Plovdiv 2019 and ifa (the Institute for International Relations of Germany) in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria



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