Forum of Visual Culture

The Forum of Visual Culture is the public forum for debate on a particular agenda, serving the circle of the Visual Seminar, specially invited participants (intellectuals, academics, artists, journalists). Its meetings are also intended to involve the media and the public. The themes of the public meetings are suggested and discussed ahead of time by the Experts' Unit of the Visual Seminar. The Experts' Unit is composed of artists and intellectuals sharing the priorities and concerns of the project, but representing various viewpoints and professional interests, who are capable of uniting those in a common debate as well as awarding the debate with a challenging and inspiring profile. The main function of the Experts' Unit is through closed discussions and brainstorming sessions to define the hot points of our contemporary visual culture.

The Forum of Visual Culture has three specific and interrelated foci:

  • Public presentations of Resident Fellows, discussions of the results of their artistic projects;
  • Presentations of the Guest Fellows and participants of the Red Riviera Revisited show: lectures, workshops, discussions;
  • General discussions on actual problems of the visual environment in Sofia (advertisements, billboards, electronic media, public performances etc).

A specific sub-module of the Forum of Visual Culture is the exhibition project “Red Riviera Revisited” that will involve the outsiders’ perspective on the chang(ed)ing visual interface of the country by mainly German and other artist who had been to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast (the Red Riviera) before 1989 as vacationing youngsters.

Communal and private (and/or public and personal)

ICA-Sofia

Public discussion 29 of October 2004, Goethe-Institute Sofia
Moderator Luchezar Boyadjiev

Images of the City, Images of the Capital

ICA-Sofia

Public discussion 20th of May 2004, Sofia Art Gallery

Moderator Boyan Manchev

 

Do You See Sofia? II

ICA-Sofia

Public discussion 14th of October 2003, Goethe-Institute, Sofia

Moderator Alexander Kiossev.

Do You See Sofia?

ICA-Sofia

Public Discussion 3rd of July 2003, Sofia Art Gallery

Moderated by Alexander Kiossev.

 

Contact

  • Ivan Moudov

    Chair of the Board

    Kalin Serapionov

    Executive Director

    134, Vasil Levski Blvd.
    (entrance from Ekzarh Yosif St.)
    Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
    00359 2 8466261
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    Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 3 – 7 pm and by appointment