THE RESURRECTED MESSAGES OF WILLIAM O. WATSON
11 April 2003 - 20 April 2003
William Watson was born on 17.04.1894 in the town of Pelsley, England. During World War I he was an officer. He remained in the Allied mission in Bulgaria and then he settled in Bulgaria. William Watson had higher education of a textile engineer. In 1931, he became stockowner and a representative of Bulgaria OOD, Kazanluk for production and trade with threads and textiles.
EMILIA PANAYOTOVA Painting
09 April 2003 - 20 April 2003
The paintings of Emiliya Panayotova can be defined as both as landscapes and abstract works. The viewer can discover hints for nature but also worlds different than the real one. According to the painter, ‘landscape in painting is probably the most attractive expressive means’. The basic origins such as air and water can be traced in each canvass. The feeling of vastness or restlessness implies the different conditions of the spirit and provocations of the mental. In these pieces of nature could be found feelings, moods, existential dilemmas that can hardly found an answer or do not find such at all. The common linking point is found in the idea of endlessness, despite the reoccurrence of the separate happening in nature and its projection in the infinity of the universe.
ENGRAVING Hristophor Gepharovich (unknown, Doyran - 1753, Moscow) Zaharii Orphelin (unknown - 1785) Velko Mihaylovich born 1948
25 February 2003 - 30 March 2003
The exhibition of engravings created by Hristophor Gepharovich, Zahraii Orphelin and Velko Mihaylovich was shown in the fall of 2002 in Samokov within the program of the international scientific conference Monastery Culture on the Balkans. Due to the great interest towards the works, it was agreed during the inauguration in the town of Samokov for the exhibition to be shown to viewers in Sofia. Thus, the only collection of Hristophor Gepharovich and Zahraii Orphelin known in Bulgaria, owned by Elena and Ivan Duichevi became accessible to a larger audience.
EXPORT-IMPORT Contemporary Art from Bulgaria
25 February 2003 - 30 March 2003
According to the commercial terminology, Export-Import means the export of one commodity and the import of another. In the context of the present edition this term changes its meaning and denotes our desire to “bring”, virtually and actually, the exported contemporary Bulgarian art back to its native country. Virtually – through the catalogue that preserves the works that have left the borders of the country. Actually – through the exhibition that tries to restore the map of Bulgarian presence abroad.
Kiro Mavrov drawings painting mobiles
05 February 2003 - 28 February 2003
Kiro Mavrov is familiar to Bulgarian viewers as an illustrator, book designer and author of satiric drawings. His last one-man exhibition was in 1983.
CONTEMPORARY ART MASTERPIECES From the Collection of Boyan Radev
09 January 2003 - 09 February 2003
In 1975, the painter Stoyan Illiev gave Boyan Radev the painting Girl with a Bird painted in 1967. Thus started the story of a remarkable collection ranging from works of contemporary artists combined with painting and sculpture from the whole XX century, icons and church plate from the and the Revival perod, to Antiquity works. Almost for 28 years, Boayn Radev has been collecting creations of Bulgarian artists and monuments found in Bulgarian lands.
Vienna Architecture preservation and restoration of the city State of Arts III
11 November 2002 - 04 December 2002
The 140 buildings were designed by more than 140 architects and creators 7presented in the exhibition. The buildings that were completed (or started) during the last four years reflect the most important tendencies in contemporary Viennese architecture and also a way of preservation and restoration of the precious city’s building heritage.
CONSONANT AND DISSONANT Nine Studies in Contemplation
07 November 2002 - 05 December 2002
To expose side-by-side works of art from the past couple of years and classic works of art has been an incredibly tempting, almost heuristic task. The very idea to select the artists and construct an artistic pair has been marked by its own history and abounds in sudden turns. Sometimes, it was the classic work that made me choose its modern counterpart but in most cases it was the contemporary artist and his/her latest works that had sent me in search for a predecessor. What I have actually been looking for in everyone’s works was authenticity and meaning. Among the new names, I was specifically looking for very recent arrivals, not yet misused by the media. As for the works by well-known artists, I decided to opt for those that I thought conceptually justified. In all my efforts, my motif had always been to prove that a single work of art could stand for the whole world.
ONE OF THE FIRST Anna-Hen-Yosifova (1872-1931) Jubilee Retrospective Exhibition on the occasion of 130 years of her birth
24 October 2002 - 15 December 2002
The exhibition features 50 paintings – canvass and watercolor, 12 works of the applied art – furniture, objects and accessories, 45 drawings, sketches and projects, numerous archive documents, which present the works of an almost completely forgotten artist found her second homeland in Bulgaria.
MOMENTS CAPTURED Photographs form the Vienna Historic Museum Collection
05 October 2002 - 03 November 2002
Vienna plays a major role in the development of photography. The city’s Historic museum owns a rich collection of about 250 000 photographs. About 300 photographs (among them daguerreotypes, stereoscopes and glass negatives) offer selected moments form an interesting and funny journey into Vienna’s past.
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