• 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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    • Mikhail Baryshnikov visits Sofia Opera

      Mikhail Baryshnikov visits Sofia Opera

      Mikhail Baryshnikov, viewed by experts as one of the greatest ballet dancers of all time, along with Vaslav Nijinsky, Rudolf Nureyev and Vladimir Vasiliev, will play in his popular one-man show Brodsky / Baryshnikov on 19 and 20 January in Sofia Opera.

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    • I love to try new techniques and to vary themes

      I love to try new techniques and to vary themes

      Artist Molly Tchokanova celebrates her “round-number” anniversary with vibrant exhibitions in Belgium, where she lives and works for over 40 years. Her paintings are exhibited till 14 November at the British and Commonwealth Women's Club of Brussels. At the vernissage of her exhibition gathered friends and admirers who value her talent to express herself amazingly with a brush and paint. The influence of her father, the eminent Bulgarian artist Denyu Tchokanov (1901-1982), on her oeuvre, is impressive.

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    • Love and power on stage at Sofia Opera

      Love and power on stage at Sofia Opera

      Verdi's opera Simon Boccanegra, a story of love and power, will never lose its relevance. That is why its staging at the Sofia Opera is not a reference to a particular epoch, said Arabella Tanase, art director of Romania's Craiova Opera House at a press conference on the occasion of the forthcoming premier. She equated the scenography to “the spiral of time” and added that the visions of the director and the costume designer also fit into this concept.

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    • Benoit Jacquot: I am devoted to books

      Benoit Jacquot: I am devoted to books

      If I have to sum up my life in a synopsis for a film, I would start from a child who is an awful, even disastrous pupil. He later becomes a young man who quits school and prefers going to cinema theatres and watching films instead. But as he has read a lot, he is open to different challenges, facing life in a free and open manner and consequently getting into all kinds of trouble - in love, politics, social conflicts, film director Benoit Jacquot says in an interview to Europost.

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    • Ara Malikian: Violin is my whole life

      Ara Malikian: Violin is my whole life

      I imagine people call me “the crazy violinist” because the image of a normal violinist is this very serious, rigid and arrogant person, and I am not like that. I am just the way I am. Also, when I play, I like to be inspired and it shows in my stage presence. I love the nickname and I think it is nice to be crazy, although I do not think I actually am. If people want to think I am a crazy violinist, I am happy to act like it, says violinist Ara Malikian in an interview to Europost.

       

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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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