The Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia presents
“Video Europe for all” – a display of diversity in public space
Opening - 23. 04. 2018, Monday, 17:00 - 00:00
image: Aneta Mona-Chsa & Lucia Tkachova, Try again. Fail again. Fail better. video, 2011, 7 min. 57 sec.
The project “Video Europe for all” benefits art in the Sofia underpass. It presents a series of projections of video art works of leading artists who were born and/or live in various European countries. In the underpass in front of the “Tsarevets” building on Eagle’s Bridge in Sofia, in a specially arranged space surprises and challenges, beauty and thought, politics and romantics are awaiting you; a different and controversial Europe is there to be seen – rich in stories, cultures, individuals, opinions…
e-flux special project for Art Basel 2011
June 15-19, 2011
e-flux has been invited to develop a special project for the Kopfbau during Art Basel. The Kopfbau (head building) is the oldest building in the Messeplatz complex, slated for demolition later this year. In response to this invitation, e-flux developed a constellation of projects situated somewhere between exhibitions of art and the concrete forms of sociality encountered in everyday life. Conceived as an independent universe with its own bar, hotel, shops, admissions, and so forth, this project operates in parallel, and as the inverse to the neighboring art fair: operating during alternative hours and in surprising and often paradoxical ways, and ranging in scope from the educational to playfully predatory and mercantile. Its component parts draw on a wide circle of institutions, artists, curators, and writers who have been involved with various e-flux projects over the past several years and comprise seven discrete projects, including:
In the "Temporary Sales Zone" ICA–Sofia presents itself as an association formed by the collaboration of like-minded professionals in “Unmaking Dan” (2010), a video of a collective performance made by Kalin Serapionov. ICA–Sofia also showcases GastARTbeiter (2000) by Luchezar Boyadjiev, one of its founding members. This panoramic print navigates through the complex conditions of existence for the contemporary artist in Bulgaria – accepted as an artistic security and market commodity but only beyond the borders of his home country.
The Year of Bulgaria in the Russian Federation
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia
The State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO
The Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia
In collaboration with Forum Bulgaria-Russia
Present the exhibition
From Ideology to Economy. Contemporary Bulgarian Art 20 years later
October 9th – 25th, 2009, Opening: Thursday, October 8th 2009, 5 pm in The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow, 21 Tverskaya Street
Curators: Iara Boubnova and Maria Vassileva
The History in Present Tense project aims to engage the problematic of the emerging civil society in its complex manifestations and interactions with the outside world. The project strongly believes that in the neo-capitalist society visual art could be the most visible, most critical, yet independent and flexible agent.
Supported by ERSTE Foundation, Vienna.
This is a project by < rotor > association for contemporary art, Graz; University of J. E. Purkyne, Usti nad Labem; [BLOK] – Local base for cultural refreshment, Zagreb; The Blue House Foundation, Amsterdam; Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia and NABA – New Academy of Fine Arts, Milano.
November 7th – December 3rd 2006
Sofia Art Gallery