The National Gallery
Sofia Arsenal—Museum of Contemporary Art



Curator: Nadezhda Dzhakova

This exhibition presents works from four emblematic series by the artist RASSIM®–Krassimir Krastev, that have not previously been shown in the country or are little known to the public. The series included are: Corrections 1996–98; Corrections 2, 2002; Organic Paintings; and Oil Paintings, as well as some new works—landscapes with seawater.

The КRASSIM®ИР exhibition is a reflection on the art of self-presentation, raising questions about self-exposure, simulation, the construction of one’s own image. RASSIM® lives with his mirror Self, in a constant game with himself. He cannot avoid the question of how he will be perceived by others. He names himself, changing his name and therefore changing his identity. He begins with Krassimir and, after manipulating his body, discovering a name in his name, he turns into RASSIM. Now, he is КRASSIM®ИР.

This is an exhibition for an audience that needs to be prepared in advance:

The exhibition can be viewed in the presence of the artist every Wednesday, from 1 p.m.

This is the first exhibition of the Autobiography Project of the Museum program on documenting contemporary art. Without being retrospective, the goal of the project is to denominate and highlight the names and artworks that have changed the art of the 1990s onwards.

For further information:
Nadezhda Dzhakova, samcaproject@samcaproject.org +359 879 834 030