WHITE. WHITE. WHITE
12 May 2016 - 12 June 2016
The exhibition is among the events featured in the program of Sofia Paper Art Fest 2016. For the sixth consecutive year, the AMATERAS Foundation is presenting paper artworks at various galleries in Sofia. The motto of this year’s festival is “TRANSFORMATION IN PAPER”, which will be the common thread running through the various actions included in the event.
The SCAG exhibition presents paper artworks by Bulgarian and foreign artists whose efforts focused on the idea of the color white as a means of conveying visual effects, aesthetical suggestions and spiritual messages.
Paper is the favorite material of many artists who see its great potential for diversity of expression. Various techniques and treatment approaches reveal its potential for plasticity, change of volume and movement. Paper is tender, vulnerable and gentle, yet also rough, tough, hard. Multi-ply or transparent, of various texture, relief or shape, paper offers an endless variety of structures, spaces and states.
The color white which is a symbol of purity, spirituality and perfection is particularly expressive considering the specificity of paper. In contrast to the complicated and tense relations in today’s world, the exhibition introduces viewers to a world of gentle silence, an exquisite game, contemplation and spiritual realization.
Exhibition participants include Angiola Churchill, Margareta Mannervik, Jimmy Pulli, Ayako Abe-Miller, Daniela Todorova, Yoshio Hasegawa, Valentin Balev, Yuko Nishimura, Ina Damyanova, Ragnhildur Stefansdottir, Renata Girlero and Atanas Mihalchev.
The exhibition program also features a lecture by Galina Gerasimova on 19 May, a video lecture about the magic of the BUDO theater, and a performance on 25 May.