"The Image is no Longer Available" is an exhibition in 3 parts, arranged in 3 different galleries at the same time. The project aims to explore the relationship between the contemporary artist and the visual environment. In this regard, it is a very "artistic" exhibition. Each exhibition is artistic, of course, however this specific one addresses the original object of visual art, the image. How does our attitude towards the image change in the context of the rapidly changing visual, cultural, political and social environment in which we live? Do we have a sufficient understanding of the visual information that reaches us? How does the virtual world we inhabit, with its never ceasing flow of images, influence modern art?
Very often, a contemporary artist works with ready-made images found on the Internet or accidentally caught in the artist’s immediate surroundings and everyday life. The way they are interpreted, assimilated or simply recreated by the artist lies at the core of the creative process. However, many questions arise in the process, too. In which particular moment does the image become a work of art and how does it exist in its own right from that point on?
Artists in ICA-Sofia Gallery: Luchezar Boyadjiev, Kalina Dimitrova, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Samuil Stoyanov
Artists in Vasska Emanuilova Gallery: Irina Georgieva, Christina Irobalieva
Artists at Credo Bonum Gallery: Ivo Bistrichki, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Peter Canev, Philip Popoff, Radostin Sedevchev, Kalin Serapionov, Samuil Stoyanov, Krassimir Terziev, Martina Vatcheva
The project is realised witth the support of the Gaudenz B. Ruf Award