Fragments from Sofia and Berlin
17 German artists present time sections in physical and virtual reality
Penka Momchilova, BTA
14 July, 2017
Photo: Boyko Kichukov
Peter Schlangenbader, Wisdom.
Peter Schlangenbader, Vision, satellite dish.
The Fragmented Stories: Sofia/Berlin exhibition at the Sofia History Museum showcases 17 contemporary German artists, exploring the subject of fragmented time sections in physical and virtual reality. Their vehicles of expression range from paintings and photographs to video and installations. The main idea is the fragmentation of time and space caused by the hectic modern life. The connections between physical and virtual reality, nature and urban environment, history and myth seem to grow thinner. On this basis, the transition from one type of reality to the other becomes increasingly achievable, the team notes.
On 7 July another part of the exhibition, installations under the same name, was opened at the Goethe-Institut. It will remain on view until 30 July.
The German artists presented in Bulgaria are Andrea Schtreit, Andrea Sunder, Evelyn Sommerhoff, Jutta Barth, Marianne Gielen, Ina Lindemann, Peter Schlangenbader, Simone Kornfeld, Sebastian Kussenberg, Sigi Torinus, Sandra Becker, Jurgen Kellig, Vadim Zakharov, Ute Richter, SOOKI, Sabine Schneider, Peter Linderberg.
The following Bulgarian artists will be presented in Germany: Elizabeth Thallauer, Vikenti Komitski, Boris Pramatarov, Deyan Yanev, Milena Neubert, Sandra Stoycheva, Magdalena Nikolova, Neli Georgieva, Irma Vodeva, Antoaneta Galabova, Kalina Dimitrova, Desislava Unger, Christo Guelov, Radostina Doganva, Ivan Kostolov, Zara Alexandrova.
The Fragmented Stories: Sofia/ Berlin exhibition is a project of the non-profit organisation So Close, So Far in association with the Union of Berlin Artists, Sofia History Museum, Goethe-Institut and Aurubis-Bulgaria. It consists of two group exhibitions. The first is a temporary show of contemporary German artists in Sofia in July. The second is an exhibit by Bulgarian artists in Berlin scheduled for September and October 2017. The two shows demonstrate the connection between the fragments on display in the two locations.