DIALOGUES WITH TIME Paintings from the Sofia City Art Gallery collection dating from the mid-20th century through the beginning of the 21st century
09 April 2009 - 26 April 2009
This exhibition is part of the “Sofia Days in Moscow” initiative seeking to present Bulgarian art in Moscow.
ON A SHEET OF PAPER Prints and drawings from the collection of Sofia City Art Gallery
31 March 2009 - 26 April 2009
The exhibition presents 80 prints and drawings by 52 artists chosen among 3300 works kept in storage at Sofia City Art Gallery. Some of them have been displayed in certain general exhibitions, yet such a complete exposition with an accent on the specific features of the two genres hasn’t been set up for more than a decade.
Globally and on a Long-term Basis the Situation Is Positive Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova
05 March 2009 - 26 April 2009
The “Globally and on a Long-term Basis the Situation is Positive” Project comprises a series of short videos shot in 2007/08 on the streets of Sofia, as well as a series of digital prints on canvas („motifs”) featuring static images from the said videos.
From Yesterday till Tomorrow. Monuments of Sofia
05 March 2009 - 26 April 2009
The exhibition is devoted to Sofia’s sculptural and architectural monuments as the carriers of urban memory. It features paintings, drawings and contemporary art form works created between the early 1900’s and the present day.
27 February 2009 - 22 March 2009
Tim Ulrichs is one of the most prominent conceptual artists of the 20th century. Born in 1940 in Berlin, he starts his career as an artist in the early 1960’s, quickly drawing the public’s attention with his actions and manifestos.
23 January 2009 - 22 February 2009
The exhibition accentuates the importance of space as the major tool employed by artists.
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.
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