• 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.
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  • 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.
  • Think Slim

    27 November 2008

    by Ana Senkova

  • Tales with body

    13 November 2008

  • Design@BG

    9 October 2008

    by Aneliia Aleksandrova, photos Iliian Rujin

    Andrean Neshev is a designer as well as a collector of cultural clips. He started by cutting street posters with a paper knife so that he could paste together one known yet unknown Bulgarian cultural identity that impressed his German professors quite a bit with his graduation work. Now the idea has developed into a book – Visual Cut Bulgaria presenting 23 Bulgarian studios and artists in the sphere of communication design. Days before the premiere of the book at this Saturday’s Design biennale Andrean confessed tha without BNT’s good old logo things just wouldn’t have been the same.
  • One night only for the art

    25 September 2008

  • Antonia Pashova. And That Is Final.

    3 July 2008

    text Emil Hristov, photos Valentin Danevski for Angel Kotsev Studio

    In Bulgaria fashion design had always been discussed as something that will happen sometime in the unpredictable future. The teachers in the National Academy of Art use every occasion to remind about that new specialty and its forthcoming success...
  • In Black and White

    11 January 2008

    text Anelia Alexandrova

    Babak Salari is an Iranian, who lives in exile more than 22 years. He defines himself as a cultural active member. Salari is famous with his impressive documentary photography. A week before his first one-man-show in Sofia, we asked him why his world is painted in Black and White.
  • The Merchant of Venice

    29 November 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    You don’t have to be a contemporary art professor to know who Ivan Mudov is. His most famous campaign was the fictitious opening of Museum of Contemporary Art at Poduene railway station. Ever since he organized quite a number of provocations – like the Elevator in Goethe Institute. Last summer he went all the way to Venice to join the Biennale. On November the 15th he opened one-man-show in Viennese Siemens ArtLab Gallery. We asked him about the exhibition and he told us about the coffee, the wine, the 1 Euro coin and his hopes about the next Biennale.
  • Candid Camera

    15 November 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Liubomir Armutliev-Lubri is a photographer. From Sofia. His first exhibition Girls actually don’t cry was in Pistolet gallery. His latest works are the covers of One magazine and 39 drams newspaper. He doesn’t like to expose himself – literally, but still we manage to talk him over for an interview. Most likely this will be his first and only interview.
  • Bodies on Show

    11 October 2007

    text Emil Hristov, photos Ilian Ruzhin

  • Earth in Your Palm

    14 September 2007

    text Nikola Shahpazov

    How long does it take before you complete a photo session? All the photo session are different. In any case the possibility to fly with an helicopter is maximum two hours. How do you choose the places for a photo? Before flying, my assistant gets ...