Art in the Time of Crisis

15 January 2009 Galina Keremedchieva
Art doesn’t afraid of world economic crisis! Especially when an experienced art manager as Vania Markova takes care of it.
She is managing the gallery for Bulgarian classic and contemporary art Active Art. She is also valuer with a license, author of poetry miniatures. She has specialized Marketing and Advertisement and Public Relation.


The schedule for 2009 is complete. What are the main points in it?
As usual priority is those artists, who we work together for many years as Vasil Petrov, Angel Atanasov, Ivailo Evstatiev, Svetlin Nenov, and Stefan Hadzhinikolov. Our guests will be also Nikola Mitov and Doncho Zahariev. Their debuts will make Iva Trifonova and Natalia Nikolaeva.

Is that schedule consistent with world economic crisis?
We don’t afraid of those permanent threats. The batten has to stay high. May be less people will be able to by pieces of art, but every compromise with quality will reflect in the future, because we are constantly seeking for admirers and growing them.

You colleagues say there is a relation between the situation on the real estates market and the market with art?
I refuse to think in that direction, because there is no downtrend in comparison to the same periods during last few years. I haven’t met anybody who is disturbed that the purchases he made will seriously reflect to his business.

Do the authors also conform to the new economical conditions?
It’s not the proper way to raise the prices because of the put up for other goods so we declare that we won’t be pliable. There is another reason for raising the prices – when a picture is large format or the artist has special biography. But his talent can’t grow suddenly, so the raise is slow and soft.


 

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