ICA-Sofia Gallery
34, Vasil Levski Blvd Sofia, Bulgaria, CO 1504

Luchezar Boyadjiev

Urban Daydreaming 

Apr 27, 2023 Jun 3, 2023
Opening: April 27th, Thursday, 6 – 8 pm

Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia presents:

 

Urban Daydreaming 

April 27 – June 3, 2023

Opening: April 27th, Thursday, 6 – 8 pm



Positioned at the crossroads of visual culture, urbanism and politics, the exhibition showcases drawings and visualizations engaged with the cities that have been most important in the life and the career of the artist. His interests in ecology, city utopias, the place of art and artists within the life of this world are “translated” into drawings, digital manipulations and visionary thinking. As a stage from the long-term project titled “Utopian Suggestions for Dystopian Cities”, the show engages with the question of “what to do with those dystopian cities where living is becoming ever more hectic? How the utopian visions for a city – Sofia, New York or Amsterdam, might be seen as an engineering, urban and environmental option?

Parallel to the show, the artist is organizing a workshop-in-time for a certain social group of citizens who have hard time dreaming about the future of the world where they function, be that as it may a purely utopian kind of dreaming. Politians, civil servants, influencers and others, are the target group of the “workshop”. Being among the most visually impaired co-citizens of ours, these seem to never have time for anything beyond the daily life of the country…   

 


The exhibition/workshop is realized with the support of the National Culture Fund of Bulgaria (Creative Grants for 2022).

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