TIME: 01.10 – 07.11. 2021
PLACE: Kapana Gallery, ul. Rayko Draskalov, 25 4000 Tsentar, Plovdiv Bulgaria
LINK: Plovdiv 2019
Curated by Natalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher
Part of the Legacy Programme of Plovdiv 2019 European Capital of Culture, supported by Municipality Foundation Plovdiv 2019 and IFA – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen and BMKOES, Austria
In everyday language, as in everyday life, a distinction is quickly made between ‘us’ here and ‘them’ there. US and THEM are perhaps those artists, who live in one of the art metropolises of the art world, and those, who live and work in Bulgaria on the so-called periphery. Perhaps these are also those, who work in neighbouring countries.
The exhibition questions such subdivisions. It shows works that can be located via the individual biographies, but which address generally important topics in their subject matter. Boundaries that determine who the one and who the other are, lose their clear contours.
The exhibitions features: Albena Baeva, Mitch Brezounek, Aleksandra Domanović, Kasia Fudakowski, Nilbar Güreş, Nona Inescu, Vikenti Komitski, Maria Nalbantova, Tanja Ostojić, Mila Panic, Jovana Popić, Adnan Softić, Aksiniya Peycheva, Anna Uddenberg, Martina Vacheva, Borjana Ventzislavova.
The presented artistic positions reflect questions of existence, being part of a community. They are characterized by diversity, variety and accepted contradictions. Contemporary art is a unique opportunity to see through a different prism the world, society and our own existence. Contemporary art is a tool to understand, reflect and appreciate the complexity of today’s reality.