• Organising the world through photography

      Organising the world through photography

      One of the most influential photographers of the 21st century, American Roger Ballen, made his first visit to Bulgaria to open his retrospective Archetypes at the Square 500 Gallery on 13 November. Two days later, he gave a lecture in which he talked about photography and what lies beyond it, about art that lasts and the stages his art has gone through over time.

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    • Algorithm art fetches $432,500 at auction

      Algorithm art fetches $432,500 at auction

      A painting created by artificial intelligence (AI) smashed new boundaries, selling for $432,000 at the Christie's Prints and Multiples art auction in New York on Thursday. The art piece, called "Portrait of Edmond Belamy," is the first work of art created entirely by AI to go up for sale at a major art auction and the $432,000 haul was quite the shocker, since it was expected to fetch only between $7,000 and $10,000.

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    • Montreal doctors prescribe art museum visits

      Montreal doctors prescribe art museum visits

      Laughter may be the best medicine, but culture works wonders for your mental and physical health as well. That’s the thinking driving a new initiative in Montreal, Canada, where doctors will be able suggest unusual course of treatment, prescribing free art museum visits to patients with a range of ailments, from depression to diabetes to chronic illnesses.

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    • Structures of thought

      Structures of thought

      Works by leading contemporary Austrian artists, including photography, video, paintings and sculptures, are part of the Structures of Thought, an exhibition hosted by Sofia's Structura Gallery. The Austrian Embassy in Sofia co-organises the event with the Gallery.

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    • Journalist mastering crochet

      Journalist mastering crochet

      Her practice with a microphone was not in vain - the journalist is very skilful with crochet hooks as well. Vesselina Bozhilova, a career TV journalist, is getting into a new craft - she crochets dolls. During the last year, she devoted her leisure time to crocheting toys. This hobby helps her relax after a busy day full of all kinds of events.

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    • Bulgarian artists transform Berlin

      Bulgarian artists transform Berlin

      The Bulgarian artists from 3D mapping MP-Studio made it to the winners' stand at this year's Festival of Lights in Berlin. They have won gold in a special category - Let's Create Better Future. The contest was held on the emblematic 368-metre-tall Berlin TV tower. The Bulgarian show qualified for the finals getting ahead of 18 other productions presented by seven countries, and after the vote of the audience the winner production was The Flow, the show created by the Bulgarian artists.

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    • Restless transitions

      Restless transitions

      Goethe-Institut Bulgaria is presenting the Restless Transitions exhibition by German artist Katharina Veerkamp and Bulgarian sculptor Radoslav Maglov. This is the second collaboration between the two artists, who earlier this year showed their project Solids & Voids at the SittART gallery in Dusseldorf.

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    • Bulgarian artists take over Barcelona

      Bulgarian artists take over Barcelona

      Eight Bulgarian artists are taking over Barcelona. These are Ivan Dodov (water-colours), Simeon Krastev (posters, portraits, paintings), Emil Penchev (sculptures, paintings), Tsvetan Donkovski (ceramics, paintings), Ilian Stoyanov (woodcarving, water-colours), Mariana Mateva (illustrations, applied arts, paintings), and Ilza Hristova, aka florizi (applied arts, jewellery, paintings). The group is led by Gabriela Zhekova (prints, paintings), organiser of plein air practices in Bulgaria and abroad.

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    • Banksy painting shreds itself after $1.4m sale

      Banksy painting shreds itself after $1.4m sale

      One of Banksy’s best known works of art ended up going through a shredder on Friday, just seconds after it auctioned for a whopping $1.4m. As the auctioneer’s hammer came down on Banksy’s Girl With Balloon stencil at Sotheby’s in London, the artwork began making a strange noise, catching the attention of those gathered in the room. What happened next took everyone by surprise.

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    • Poem-roaring lion unveiled in Trafalgar Square

      Poem-roaring lion unveiled in Trafalgar Square

      What does artificial intelligence have to do with a 150-year-old lion statue in London’s Trafalgar Square, you would probably ask? Good question. But Google’s never been one to let cognitive dissonance stand in its way. Today in partnership with British designer Es Devlin, the search giant took the wraps off “Please Feed the Lions,” an exhibit on display as part of the London Design Festival.

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