‘FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion’ is an innovative project for a mobile cultural scene. It is a transport container transformed into a mirror art installation and a scene for contemporary art.
Curators of the programme for 2019 will be the Austrian curator Ursula Maria Probst and the Bulgarian curator, based in Vienna and Berlin – Boris Kostadinov.
FLUCA will present projects in the field of contemporary visual arts, multimedia, experimental cinema, performance, architecture, design and music. Artists and teams from Bulgaria, Austria, USA, Germany, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and others are invited to participate.
A separate part of the FLUCA programme will be the residency programme, which is being implemented in cooperation with the Styria Department of Culture. In September, Anais Horn (photographer from Graz) arrives in Plovdiv for a month to work on the spot and create a special series of photographs inspired by the European Capital of Culture.
The Austrian artist Bernhard Wolf will have his own show at the close of FLUCA 2019. Wolf, who is based in Graz and has a pronounced interest in the countries of Eastern Europe, works entirely in public spaces, using empty walls of public buildings, on which he writes texts that relate to the local cultural context. After exploring Plovdiv's cultural, social and economic conditions, the artist will present a work dedicated to the city.
Programme in May 2019:
Season 2019 of FLUCA - Austrian Cultural Pavilion will be officially opened on the 16th of May, whereas the silver box will keep the spring mood up with warm up events since the beginnig of the month. Looking forward to the following events on FLUCA stage in May:
03.05 - Sayulke b2b Mironov - warm up Party for FLUCA season 2019
09.05 - Presentation of the new book of Nikolay Terziyski, published by Janet 45
16.05 - Exhibition by Olivier Hölzl - official opening of FLUCA season 2019, 18.30
17.05 - Olivier Hölzl – the artist selects and plays music for the audience of FLUCA
24.05 - Presentation of ‘Plovdiv Fantasy Guide‘ – comic guide to Plovdiv, part of the official programme of Plovdiv 2019
29.05 - Presentation of Bulgarian pavilion at 2019 Venice Biennale by Vera Mlechevska – curator of the pavilion
After the official opening on the 16th of May FLUCA will be open with its current exhibition within the following opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday / 16:00 - 20:00
Facebook event HERE.
Programme in June 2019:
07.06 / 7 pm – Presentation of KNOW-HOW SHOW-HOW: ‘Found at Little Paris’, a talk by communication designer Dima Stefanova.
14.06 / 8 pm – Screening of UNAMERICA and a talk about the film with Irina Koralova.
15.06 / 8 pm – PLOVDIV READS presents he online platform freepoetrysociety.com
/ 9 pm – PLOVDIV READS presents the 'for.gotten words' – an installation by the visual artist Petko Tanchev
/ 9.30 pm – FLUCA party with No Boris
21.06 / 7 pm – Exhibition and installation opening FORNOTECA by Anton Stoianov + party.
28.06 / 8 pm – LOOKING AT BUILDINGS, CITIES AND PLACES – Screening, presented by Vasilena Gankovska and Bianca Pedrina.
29.06 / 8 pm – LOOKING AT BUILDINGS, 2 – A conversation about the artistic interpretation of the urban environment a talk by Vasilena Gankovska and Bianca Pedrina.
Programme in July 2019:
05.07 | 8 pm Lena Ka – a techno-music performance (After – Lena Ka + Stanislav Genadiev – HYPNOS).
11.07 | 8 pm Elisa Kalosi will present The Congo Tribunal Movie – a project by Milo Rau | 9.30pm FLUCA party.
12.07 | 8 pm Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film, screenings.
17.07 | 8 pm Meeting of the Independent Art Initiatives in Plovdiv.
20.07 | 10:30 FLUCA Yoga Class with tutor Jakob Neulinger.
25.07 | 20:00 ADATA AiR Programme presentation as part of the Plovdiv 2019 programme.
26.07 | 8 pm Video programme ‘Weisses Licht’ by Golden Pixel Cooperative, Wien.
Programme in August 2019:
1.08 – video programme German Fairytales 1 – Leo Kuelbs Collection – Berlin, New York.
2.08 – presentation and exhibition by Sandra Radkovic (Berlin).
8.08 - Film screening - works of students from the master class of Georgi Dyulgerov, part I, 'Ivan' by Nadezhda Hristova and 'And Than the Wind Blows' by Diana Mitcheva
15.08 - Film screening - works of students from the master class of Georgi Dyulgerov, part II, 'XVII' by Radi Stoyanov and 'Excusme me' by Olya Zheleva.
29.08 – Presentation of the project ADATA AiR, part of the programme of Plovdiv 2019.
30.08 – Rebellious Shots a video presentation of FXXXism - Anna Ceeh and Iv Toshain
The holiday month continues with a movie and music programme. The latest film by Miriana Vasileva (Bulgaria/Germany), which had its premiere in April at the Mitte Media Festival in Berlin, will be presented.
Programme in September 2019:
September is a highlight in the programme of FLUCA:
05.09 / Katharina Swoboda Exhibition: Tionghoa – „Chinese Indonesians“.
13.09 / Markus Krottendorfer Exhibition Opening. It is created specially for FLUCA and NIGHT/Plovdiv.
19.09 / Contemporary Austrian Experimental Films programme, selected by Walter Seidl – a curator from Vienna.
20.09 / Music by Monique Fessl from Graz.
25.09 / Presentation of FLUCA in viennacontemporary, at the Kunstraum LLLLLL. The curator is Boris Kostadinov.
In September FLUCA will host two art residences. The young photographer Anais Horn from Graz arrives in Plovdiv for two month to work in the city and create a series of photographs. The Austrian artist Bernhard Wolf will create two temporary artworks in public spaces.
Programme in October 2019:
In October, the contemporary art scene closes the project’s fourth season with events marking the end of the two artist residencies organized by FLUCA:
3.10 / Presentation of the temporary artworks in public spaces by the Austrian artist Bernhard Wolf.
4.10 / Presentation of the ‘In Adata’ project related to the Adata island by the Body graphics and Theatre of Responsibility.
11.10 / Opening of the Photography exhibition by Anais Horn, born in Graz.
The season will end with music and a final FLUCA party for 2019 till the new exciting season.
"FLUCA - Austrian Cultural Pavilion", is a project of the Open Arts Foundation , the Embassy of Austria in Bulgaria and with the support of the Federal Chancellery of Austria.