DOBRI DOBREV 110 years since the birth of the artist
19 December 2008 - 18 January 2009
Dobri Dobrev’s exhibition at Sofia City Art Gallery is dedicated to the 110th anniversary since the birth of the artist. The exposition includes landscapes, portraits, subject and figural compositions as well as drawings from different periods of his work. The paintings belong to the collections of Sofia City Art Gallery, Sliven Art Gallery and the family of the artist.
BULGARIAN ARTISTS AND MUNICH Modern Art Practices from the Middle of the 19th to the Middle of the 20th Century
12 December 2008 - 22 February 2009
This current exposition is set up to mark the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Munich Art Academy as well as to emphasize the importance and the role of this city for the development of Bulgarian art. Being a big European art centre, over the years Munich has provoked and attracted people from all over the world – with its schools and universities, museums, theatres and bohemian atmosphere. This is one of the places where the young Bulgarian intellectuals like artists, architects and musicians came into contact with the European artistic traditions so vital for them. A contact which turned into a formative influence for the development of Bulgarian culture and was of crucial importance for its placement within the European context.
TECHNOLOGIES PLUS ART 130 Years Siemens in Bulgaria
15 November 2008 - 14 December 2008
The exhibition shows the presence of Siemens as a company in Bulgaria in an extraordinary way. The basic historical stages and achievements are linked to the development of art in Bulgaria. There are two reasons for the chosen approach: on the one hand the art of design and aesthetics have always been part and parcel of Siemens growth. In that sense the reference to fine arts broadens the context and adds to the picture. On the other hand, the connection between art and technology is a declared company policywhose expression is Siemens_artLab opened in Vienna in 1996, known for housing Bulgarian authors too.
12 November 2008 - 06 December 2008
Kalina Tasseva is a versatile author who works in almost all genres. She started her artistic career with paintings on the subject of history and the Bulgarian Revival period. Her first work after her graduation from the Art Academy was Levski in front of the Court. Generations of Bulgarians know and keep in their minds the image of the Apostle created by the artist.
SOCIETE GENERALE Selected works from the contempory art collection
17 October 2008 - 07 November 2008
Everybody who happens to visit the imposing building of Societe Generale in Paris, situated in the modern La Defance area, can’t remain indifferent to the works of art inhabiting the whole space. Modern and provocative, they tickle the senses and inspire a more dynamic contemporary way of communication.
MARIO ZHEKOV Celebrating the 110th anniversary of his birth
17 October 2008 - 07 November 2008
The exhibition presents 74 canvases and drawings selected by the art critic Marin Dobrev, director of the Art Gallery of the town of Stara Zagora. The selected works belong to the Art Gallery of the town of Stara Zagora, the National Art Gallery, the Sofia City Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of the town of Bourgas, the Art Gallery of the town of Sliven, the Art Gallery of the town of Kazanluk and private collections.
SHORTLIST 2008 Gaudenz B. Ruf Award
09 October 2008 - 07 November 2008
The Gaudenz B. Ruf Award was set up in 2007 by the former Swiss ambassador to Bulgaria who, during his stay from 1995 to 2000, became acquainted with the rich cultural life of the country and convinced of its artistic potential.
GARDENS OF MEMORY 80 years of preserved Sofia history
08 September 2008 - 03 October 2008
The exhibition presents four institutions having a common origin – Sofia History Museum, the City Library, Sofia State Archives and Sofia Art Gallery.
Three forgotten collections 75 years Rotary Bulgaria
17 June 2008 - 06 July 2008
The Three Forgotten Collections exhibition is organised to mark the 75th anniversary since the founding of the first Rotary club in Bulgaria and includes works from the collections of the Rotarians from the pre-war club Lyuben Bozhkov, Nikola Vassilev and Gencho Stainov.
SELF - PORTRAIT The visible image and the hidden meaning
13 June 2008 - 24 August 2008
The self-portraits of Bulgarian painters gathered in the Sofia City Art Gallery collection have been created over a long period of time from the end of 19th till the beginning of 21st century.
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