The Other Eye Project: Gorgons in the Storage Room, or, Apocalypse Now
30 April 2013 - 02 June 2013
“The Other Eye” is a series of exhibitions by the idea of Maria Vassileva, where non-art historians and non-curators are invited to work with the Sofia City Art Gallery museum collection. The project aims to look beyond traditional interpretations of history and, possibly, “unearth” somewhat forgotten works, and also trace new links connecting the latter.
19 March 2013 - 28 April 2013
Watercolor artworks have a prominent place of their own in the SCAG collection. Loved and perfected by many Bulgarian artists, the watercolor technique has a peculiar charm and ability to captivate. Watercolor artworks, whether they are spontaneous light sketches or artfully designed fully completed works, whether they are portraits, landscapes, compositions or artistic impressions, captivate the viewer with their spontaneity and poeticism.
14 March 2013 - 21 April 2013
Screenings: Tuesday-Saturday - 11.30 am and 3.30 pm; Sunday - 2 pm and 4 pm
National Competition for painting, sculpture and graphics
12 March 2013 - 21 April 2013
The Allianz Bulgaria-supported National Painting, Graphic Arts, and Sculpture competition was launched in 2008 as a biennial event. There have been three competitions in the last five years, followed by a total of 21 exhibitions, featuring more than 3, 000 artworks, held in various cities.
A POSSIBLE HISTORY
12 September 2012 - 02 March 2013
This project is an attempt to present, both visually and theoretically, the development of Bulgarian art from the late 19th century through the present day. The visual aspect of the exhibition involves the artifacts belonging to the museum collection, while the theoretical component comprises texts analyzing artistic developments. The study of the latter was structured as follows: analysis of six periods with five sub-themes each. Prominent Bulgarian art historians, namely Irina Genova, Tatiana Dimitrova, Chavdar Popov, Boris Danailov, Diana Popova and Maria Vassileva, were invited to research developments in Bulgarian art based on the gallery’s collection and consequently offer their reviews. The individual parts of the study comprise a comprehensive view of history from a modern vantage point. Each period and its sub-themes reveal the most significant aspects of their time. The project, comprising an exhibition and an exhibition catalogue, is highly educational, as it aims to make a clear, user-friendly outline of major tendencies and trends.
Exhibition of the BAZA Award for contemporary art nominees: Kiril Kuzmanov, Kosta Tonev, Leda Ekimova, Maximilian Pramatarov, Pavel Lefterov, Zoran Georgiev
26 June 2012 - 22 July 2012
The exhibition marks the fifth release of the BAZA Award for contemporary art. It was established in 2008 on the initiative of the Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia and exists as a part of an international awards network for young artists based in New York City. Following the tradition, the exhibition of the nominees is realised with the cooperation of the SofiaCity Art Gallery and in one of its halls. The Award is unique for Bulgaria and comprises a six-week residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York City, and a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) gallery in Sofia. The first four BAZA award winners are: Rada Boukova (2008), Samuil Stoyanov (2009), Anton Terziev (2010) and Vikenti Komitski (2011). Their experience from the residence in New York City already proved the efficiency of such awarding format because of the widening of the professional and fellow contacts, the invitations for participation in exhibitions in different countries as well as the knowledge gathered through the observation of the New York City art scene.
КОЛЕКЦИЯТА. НОВИ ПОСТЪПЛЕНИЯ 2010-2011
14 June 2012 - 26 August 2012
Софийската градска художествена галерия представя най-новите постъпления във фондовете Живопис, Графика, Скулптура и Съвременно изкуство и фотография, приети през последните две години като откупки или дарения. По традиция от 2008 г. насам музеят се отчита с подобни изложби пред своята публика и показва политиката си по отношение попълването на колекцията.
ANGEL STANEV Sculpture and Drawings
19 May 2012 - 17 June 2012
Angel Stanev is an artist who, in the late 1970s, boldly transformed the routine plastic language of sculptural material. At first glance, his works resemble sketches, moreover that many of them are misleadingly called exactly this way. In fact, everything unnecessary in them is drastically removed in order maximum concentration of depiction to be obtained. Space powerfully invades matter, blows away the unneeded and leaves laconic fragments built with filigree delicacy. This unusual artistic language has been eagerly accepted and thus it raised numerous followers in the range between the simple plagiarism and the creative artistic communication.
60 Years Together with the Sofia City Art Gallery The immortalized moments of the gallerys history, presented by 60 posters
19 May 2012 - 30 May 2012
On the eve of the international cultural initiative “The Night of Museums“, the landmark “Lovers’ Bridge” in the capital city will host the “60 Years Together with the Sofia City Art Gallery”. The event constitutes part of the program for the gallery’s team to celebrate the institution’s 60th anniversary together with the public.
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