Visual Seminar

Project by Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia
Partner: Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia

The Visual Seminar Project deals with contemporary visual culture in the transitional society (initially based on the example of Bulgaria) in its relationship with the rest of the world/reality.

The main idea is to establish a regular series of events, and thus generate continuous debate, in which several main elements would be interwoven.

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Context

The beginning of the 21st century and the contradictory process of globalization have reshaped the relationship between visual culture, art and social life. Visualization turns out to be more and more the dominant cultural code of the late industrial society. Nowadays one witnesses a new visual wave: in the global world the culture of the public image and the “society of the spectacle” (Guy Debord) are gradually transformed by the new complex structures of the “display”, “interface”, “billboard”, scanned-and-sent images. Along with the home video, the video clip and the post-MTV culture, along with the expansion of design, lifestyle and fusion cultures, these new visual-informational hybrids have started saturating everyday life.

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Interface Sofia 2009

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“Interface Sofia” is the final publication of the Visual Seminar project of the ICA–Sofia and the Centre for Advanced Studies.

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The City as a Museum, Sofia 2005

The issue covers the following projects: Ivan Moudov "The City through the Window of the Museum" and Svetla Kazalarska "Route 76", and includes texts by Iara Boubnova, Diana Popova, Nora Gloeshevska and Orlin Spassov

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The Cliché – Memories, Images, Expectations, Sofia 2006

The issue covers the following projects: Georgi Gospodinov, Yana Genova "An Inventory Book of Socialism" and Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov "On the Tracks of the Bright Future", and includes texts by Kiril Prashkov and Petia Kabakchieva

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34, Vasil Levski Blvd 1504, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Javor Gardev


Videoinstalation, 7 simulations after the TV shows Panorama, Around the World and in the Country, Look Who..., The Day Starts of the Bulgarian National Television and Koritarov Live of Nova TV and Radio New Europe.

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Visual Seminar / Guest Programme

April 28 - May 21, 2005

Curators
Luchezar Boyadjiev, Iara Boubnova

ICA-Sofia Gallery
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Ivan Moudov MUSIZ 2005

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Visual activities: examples and precedents

 October 2004 - April 2005

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Diana Popova


An Eye for the Pale City, Sofia 2004

The issue covers the following projects: Krassimir Terziev "Excuse me, which city is this?" and X-tendo Group "Therefrom Hereto", and includes texts by Diana Popova, Luchezar Boyadjiev and Alexander Kiossev

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34, Vasil Levski Blvd 1504, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Proposal for an Alternative Map of Sofia 2004

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December 3rd 2004 – January 5th 2005, opening December 3rd, Friday, 6 pm

 
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Diana Popova


Communal and Private (and/or Public and Personal)

August - December 2004

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Discussion Communal and private (and/or public and personal) 2004

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

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Sofia as a Sight, Sofia 2004
The issue covers the following projects: Milla Mineva "Conceiving Sofia as a Sight" and Luchezar Bpyadjiev "Hot City Visual", and includes texts by Alexander Kiossev, Ivaylo Ditchev and Ljudmila Dimova

 

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Gelatin Performance 2004

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The first guests under the Guest Module Program of the Visual Seminar is the Austrian-based Art Group“Gelatin”. Lecture and performance in Ata Center/ICA-Sofia - 25th. of Yune, 6 pm.

 
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Diana Popova


Capital and the City

January – August 2004

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Discussion Images of the City, Images of the Capital 2004

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Public discussion 20th of May 2004, Sofia Art Gallery

Moderator Boyan Manchev

 

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April - September 2004

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On the Tracks of the Bright Future 2004

Boris Missirkov & Georgi Bogdanov


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An Inventory Book of Socialism 2004

Georgi Gospodinov in collaboration with Yana Genova


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ICA-Sofia Gallery
34, Vasil Levski Blvd 1504, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Discussion Do You See Sofia? II 2003

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

Moderator Alexander Kiossev.

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Krassimir Terziev. A Movie (2004) two channels video installation, production photograph

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Project for the Resident fellows programme II, Visual seminar, October 2003-March 2004

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From Towards to Here X-tendo 2003

Association X-tendo


 

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Discussion Do You See Sofia? 2003

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Public Discussion 3rd of July 2003, Sofia Art Gallery

Moderated by Alexander Kiossev.

 

ICA-Sofia Gallery
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Visual representations of the Balkans and the Balkanness in the contemporary Bulgarian Public Space

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Luchezar Boyadjiev Hot City Visual 2003

Luchezar Boyadjiev


Frame Project for “Visual Seminar” 2003

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Mila Mineva The Balkans as a Tourist Sight 2003

Mila Mineva


A Project for the The Resident Fellows Program, Visual Seminar 2003

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