• Freezing Effect

    20 August 2009

    text Dima Chakarova

    An art space opened not long ago with the promise to allow new and independent authors to show their works. Behind the fridge project are Ivana Nencheva and Natalia Todorova, who met 5-6 years ago in the Academy of Arts and discovered their common taste in glass as a material. After a trip to France they plunge into the furious waters of independent modern art.
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  • Single Copy

    23 July 2009

    text Dima Chakarova

    We asked who is that girl who makes medusa-shaped brooches and medical tube necklaces with pearls. We received the answers from Neva Balnikova herself. In short, Neva is one of a kind.
  • Borrowed Faces

    14 May 2009

    Belgian Isolde Pringers, who has been a part of the Bulgarian art life, puts an end to her "Bulgarian" period with the presentation of the book The Book of Faces and the exhibition of her mother.
  • Girl's Games

    30 April 2009

    The unwillingness of three female artists to play by the rules of the big names resulted in the common exhibition Girl Stories. It is not a coincidence that the world of Wicki (Maya Botcheva), Pipilota (Irina Pamiatnih) and Elichkata (Elitsa Sabinova) is full of dolls, fairies, kissing maidens and samurais. The first part of the exhibition is done – Pipi and Elly made our heads spin with their fairy tale-erotic prints and paper dolls.
  • Your Life is Pop-Folk

    23 April 2009

    Nikola Shahpazov

    This interview is unique for Programata - it will not be soon before you find an article in our magazine in which the word chalga is used so often. But we have a good reason - in the last few months Svetlana Kuiumdjieva and Vesela Nojarova worked hard on the first exhibition connected to the phenomenon, called po-folk, turbo-folk or just chalga.
  • The Long Walk

    9 April 2009

    Dima Chakarova

    Some people in London and New York know Viktoria Orizarska as a credit analyst. But the people in Asia, Australia and South America who she met during her travel around the world, know her simply as the girl from Bulgaria. For just a year she visits 15 countries and made hundreds of photos, which are now in her exhibition One Year Around the World.
  • About the enthusiasm of the circle of enthusiasts Perde

    26 March 2009

    text Galina Keremedchieva

    We usually associate the 22th March with springtime set in. For four young people from Varna the date is the birthday of their artistic society, named Perde. They defined it as a “circle of enthusiasts, united by their interest to every kind of art, which provokes reflections, discussions and self-expressions.”
    One of them is Lubomir Sergeev, a professional photographer. Now he works on some large advertising campaign.
  • Luxury & Indulgences

    5 March 2009

    text Evgeni Popov, photos by Valentin Danevski for Angel Kotsev Studio

    Without being great admirers of the French culture, there was no way to miss Yasen Zgurovski's exhibition Over Indulgence, which will be opened this Friday in the French Institute together with the second Apero Elektro party. Iasen's characteristic style is well known - he has made numerous illustrations for magazines like 1, Egoist, Intro and Capital, he also designed countless flyers and posters. The idea behind the impressive explosion of colours in the Coffee House interior is also his.
  • Gaze to the Past

    26 February 2009

    Petya Todorova

    Kristin Yurukova writes in all literary genres. She has published nine books of poetry and prose, and she just finished tenth. In 2007 she won first prize in the national competition for a novel with her book Plan of Paris. It is not all; Kristin has also won national awards for short story, poetry, novel, and essay. With no less passion she is holding the brush when is painting. She has collected her paintings, icon and graphic works in the recent exhibition. Kristin told us about her first exhibition, then about some of her books, but when she goes into history, everything around became quiet.
  • Graffiti Image

    26 February 2009

    by Dima Chakarova, photos Blago Stoichev

    Even before you see his face, you must have heard his name or at least have seen some of his works. Nassimo (a.k.a. Nast or Naster) is a genuine street artist and creator of the first Bulgarian book with graffiti art – Napalm Graffix. We will also see what he has been working on during the last 3-4 months in his first solo exhibition in 1908 Gallery.
  • Portrait of an Artist

    19 February 2009

    by Diana Georgieva

    Lucien Clergue can tell a thousand stories – and each and every single one of them seems to be golden. A photographer with over 60 years of practice, fanatic devoted to naked woman’s body and bull fights, monsieur Clergue is also a friend of some genius creators such as Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso. He is used to answer a lot of questions mostly about don Pablo, to whom he devoted his book Picasso My Friend, photos of which can be seen also in the exhibition about Pablo is Sofia. This Friday Clergue will tell his stories in The Red House – and here you are some in advance.
  • Art&Bar

    12 February 2009

    text Petya Todorova

    Around Vesi Sarieva always happens something interesting. The artistic and creative young woman is inexhaustible source of ideas. A provocation to us this time is called Friends behind the bar and will happen in nontraditional area of Artnewscafe. The idea of the project is to invite creative persons to function as the guest barmen at the cafe for one day. They will prepare drinks for customers, and in addition to it will show their art projects. The first "friend behind the bar" is Raycho Stanev - visual artist, graphic and web designer, master of the home made rum. All  day long Raycho will serve the visitors and answer the questions about his projects, installations, illustrations presented in the cafe.
  • Agent Provocateur

    12 February 2009

    by Emil Hristov, photos Valentin Danevski for Angel Kotsev Studio

    There are people who persistently jump out of nothing into our everyday life to provoke or even scare us. People like fashion designer Aleksander Gerginov, who is one of the participants in the Eroticon exhibition in 11 August Gallery. In fact, as we learned, he is dealing with numerous things - all of them interesting.
  • 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.
  • A Place for Viara

    15 January 2009

    text Diana Tomova, photos Ilian Ruzin

    When going shopping we often pass by the nice small boutique Paradise Garage, trying a beautiful and original dress with the trade mark VЯRA. We asked and found out that beihnd that mark is the same woman Viara Borislavova that is connected to different fashion events, especially these of Neli Miteva in the showroom of 22 Ivan Assen Str. Now is the time to meet Viara eyes-to-eyes – we found her at her workshop and talked about her new collection, about the streets of Paris and the big wondering when standing infront of the wardrobe.
  • Chest of Memories

    14 January 2009

    Petya Todorova

    She combines all the benefits of youth: charm, persistence and daring. But it is not all because she is extremely talented. She is working in the field of painting and fashion design. There are several solo exhibitions, and participation in collective. She is Silviya Pavlova and comes from Sofia to show her new paintings. Now she tells her own story and some other things.
  • David Heywood

    18 December 2008

    Although David Heywood Received his Degree in Fine art at London St Martin’s College of Art, he prefers to live and work in Plovidiv as he has done for the last seven years. He is inspired very much what artists are trying to achieve in Plovdiv, and prefers it to the ” inclined to be clinical”, conceptual art style in Britain. This exhibition is a result of that inspiration, and he invites you to view the results.
    He is recently begun to be collected in Plovdiv and this exhibition will have special low prices for newer would be art collectors.
  • Art generates art

    18 December 2008

    Petya Zlatanova

    Did you ever meet alive classic encounter? As enlightenment is feeling that this can't ever happen again. Or in some invisible way that loaded you with divinity. A few days ago I met with one of the biggest Bulgarian ekspresionists Yurii Bukov. His paintings are owned by collectors in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, USA and Japan. For 2008 there are seven major exhibitions. Quoting Pablo Picasso with the idea that "to complete a picture must take her life. So doesn't like to finalize its work complete. Expression and emotion of the moments are formula for Yurii Bukov. He received a big prize of the Second Balkan Quadrinnale of painting Myths and Legends of my people. Our meeting began with his first visiting in Stara Zagora...
  • Painting is something beautiful

    11 December 2008

  • In Your Pocket

    27 November 2008

    by Nikola Shahpazov

    HMSU are probably the best in making flyers and that fact can’t pass unnoticed around us. Because of their Drum’n’Jazz on 29 November we decided to go deeper into the theme and understand who is to blame for their amazing graphic decisions. We found out a couple of names but one of them stood higher – a graffiti artist once, an mc at present and a designer Georgi Kasabov. He is also known as Ndoe, Jorkata and Smotan MC. We had to call him in his lunch break to explain us how he sees graphic design and flyer culture in Bulgaria and where the hell DRS are lately.