SOFIA ARSENAL – MUSEUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
SPACE - AUDIENCE
Artists: Bora Petkova, Dan Tenev, Missirkov/Bogdanov, Simeon Stoilov, Svetlana Mircheva, Velin Petkov/Ivaylo Stoyanov
Curator: Nadezhda Dzhakova
March 10 – April 17, 2016
Opening: March 10, Thursday 6-8 pm.
SAMCA, 2, Cherni Vrah Blvd., www.samcaproject.org
In the second exhibition from the project SPACE – AUDIENCE participate Bora Petkova, Dan Tenev, Missirkov/Bogdanov, Simeon Stoilov, Svetlana Mircheva, Velin Petkov/Ivaylo Stoyanov with visual comment related to the museum space and the its audience.
Dan Tenev changes the architectural environment inserting a new element, used in the daily life. Using unusual material – plastic bags, he creates sculptural object as part of interference in the architectural space.
Bora Petkova participates with selected parts from the project Breathing Space that was staged at Peyo K. Yavorov House-Museum in 2012. The artistic intervention explores the relationship between the life and work of the poet on one hand and the features of the house museum on the other.
For the piece Exit, 2016 in SAMCA Simeon Stoilov makes a “transfer” of the work from one place, previously has occupied - “Rayko Aleksiev” gallery, to another. The artifact becomes a mediator of spaces, evidence for the necessary connection author – work – space.
Svetlana Mircheva turns the sounds into image-objects, in order to build through them a new space. For the spectator passing through this space is magical, reflections and sounds lead it to a different reality.
The two photographers Missirkov/Bogdanov transfer us to a surrealistic landscape with the project Weekend 2126. Well known monuments from our socialist past are seen by the future generations as a set of sci-fi movie.
Next question of the photographers Velin Petkov/Ivaylo Stoyanov provokes the viewer from the title: where are we, what is the reality, if when we change the architectural environment, the reality changes too, what is the new space – a different reality?
The SPACE – AUDIENCE Project involves space visuals, related to the museum building, its history, its transformation and the people visiting it. Through art installations artists, architects and photographers comment on the museum space, as well as on its connection with the audience. Curator of the project is Nadezhda Dzhakova.
For additional information: Nadezhda Dzhakova, email@example.com, +359 879 834 030