An exhibition becomes accessible to the public once the exhibits’ arrangement is complete. What is left unseen is the huge daily effort applied “behind the scenes” to ensure the gallery’s proper functioning. This involves consideration of the gallery’s policy, the process of designing each specific exhibition and the management of the gallery’s collection. The „Sofia City Art Gallery – an inside glimpse” video exhibition is an attempt at a look beyond exhibition halls, meaning to present gallery employees and the various aspects of their work.
All six videos are comprised exclusively of photographs to create a kaleidoscope of vision, events and portraits flashing on screens and situated at different places in the gallery. The public is allowed for the first time to follow the processes of exhibition consideration and design, the transformation of gallery space and the addition of new art works to the gallery’s collection. The videos also pay homage to outstanding works by modern Bulgarian artists (Luchezar Boyadjiev, Nedko Solakov, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Kalin Serapionov, Ivan Moudov).
The project was completed in cooperation with Daniela Radeva, Maria Vassileva and the whole SCAG team.
Nikola Mihov was born in 1982 in Sofia. He works mainly in the field of photography. He has had solo exhibitions in Sofia, Paris, Zagreb and Thessaloniki. He has participated in numerous international group exhibitions and film festivals. Nikola Mihov is a Gaudenz B. Ruf Award – 2008 nominee and winner of the Nikon Profiled Award of the 2007 PHODAR International biennial exhibition (www.nikolamihov.com)