• Josef Koudelka for the first time in Sofia

      Josef Koudelka for the first time in Sofia

      On 7 May, the iconic photographer of the Prague Spring, Josef Koudelka, arrives in Bulgaria to inaugurate his exhibition titled Exiles.The exposition, which will be on view till 9 June at the Sofia City Art Gallery thanks to partnership between Institut francais de Bulgarie and Centre Pompidou, will show 75 photographs by Koudelka which will be exhibited outside of France for the first time. The photos were made in the 1960s, 70s and 80s and are presented under the common title Exiles.

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    • Paper comes to life in the hands of artists

      Paper comes to life in the hands of artists

      For the third time running, Sofia Paper Art Fest is a guest of the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in the Bulgarian capital. Two expositions are presented which contrast but at the same time complement each other, united by one common idea - paper. These are Amateras, the annual paper art exposition, and a solo exhibition of Martina Karaivanova, who is the last year's winner of the Amateras award.

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    • John Moore wins Photo of the Year at WPP Awards

      John Moore wins Photo of the Year at WPP Awards

      Getty Images photojournalist John Moore's photo is the winner of the prestigious Photo of the Year honor, part of the World Press Photo 2019 Contest, the organisers announced on 11 April. The picture depicts a two-year-old Honduran toddler Yanela Sanchez crying as her mother is searched and detained near the US-Mexico border in June 2018.

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    • Draw a fairy tale for me

      Draw a fairy tale for me

      The exhibition Drawing Words can be seen at Kvadrat 500 (Square 500) of the National Gallery till 12 May. Some of the most exciting illustrations to children's books published in recent years in the United Kingdom have been gathered together for the exposition.

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    • Sharks and butterflies intertwined

      Sharks and butterflies intertwined

      Sharks suspended in formaldehyde, graphics of oversized pills and flooring patterned with butterflies await high-rolling guests staying in the most expensive hotel suite in the world. The so-called Empathy Suite does not only include the eccentric artworks of the British artist Damien Hirst, but is actually designed by him and New York firm Bentel & Bentel Architects for the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

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    • The space that connects us

      The space that connects us

      With its latest project, The Space Between Us, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria is turning one of its innovative initiatives into a tradition. In 2018 the institute's art gallery in Sofia launched the 1+1: Art Scene Germany programme, which aims to simultaneously present the latest that the German contemporary art scene has to offer and shine a light on the Bulgarian artists living in Germany.

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    • Female artist challenges male dominance in art

      Female artist challenges male dominance in art

      An exhibition by the famous German artist Rosemarie Trockel was opened at the Structura Art Gallery in Sofia on Valentine's Day and will remain on display there until 30 March. The show is part of a series of solo exhibitions within the programme of the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (IFA) and is organised in association with Goethe-Institut Bulgaria.

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    • Real games

      Real games

      Borjana Ventzislavova demonstrates the ability to capture the immersive nature of games by revisiting the somewhat forgotten leisure activities of the recent past in her latest project. The Real Games exhibition was inspired by the artist's desire to revive her generation's experience and memory of playing outdoors, with sometimes simple or even home-made toys.

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    • 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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