• 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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    • Vassil Petrov: I am a citizen of the world

      Vassil Petrov: I am a citizen of the world

      The repertoire is drastically different from last year's, as is the list of guest soloists. Nearly 40% of the songs have been changed and the ones that we are bringing back will be performed in new arrangements or by the guest artists. Bruce Johnson, the Mississippi blues singer and actor, will return to the concert, singer Vassil Petrov says in an interview to Europost.

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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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    • Nikolai Kolyada: Theatre is math

      Nikolai Kolyada: Theatre is math

      All I have to do is walk out on the street and see someone, and I immediately know where they are headed, how much money they have in their wallet, what kind of furniture is in their home. What is a playwright if not a keen observer? I just need to watch, pay attention. I love ordinary people. I love writing about them because the affection for the humiliated and the downtrodden has always been the lifeblood of our literature, says world-renowned playwright Nikolai Kolyada in an interview to Europost.

       

       

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    • Hear the words, feel the music

      Hear the words, feel the music

      The Third Festival of New Music from Spain and Latin America will be held in Sofia on 11-24 October. The event was organised by Cervantes Institute in cooperation with Jazz Plus Concerts, who promise to present a fresh interpretation of traditional Spanish and Latin-American music, played by first-rate performers famous for their inquisitive spirit.

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    • Akamus to play Baroque music in Sofia

      Akamus to play Baroque music in Sofia

      Berlin Academy of Old Music Akamus ranks among the world's leading chamber orchestras and its name is invariably present in the programmes of the best music venues across the globe. At the invitation of Goethe-Institute Bulgaria, for the first time Sofia is among the cities where Akamus will perform during their international tour.

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    • Brendan Perry: Earth can handle it without man

      Brendan Perry: Earth can handle it without man

      The masses react in crisis situations. This happens when the majority of humanity realises that it is the end of the journey. There is still no reaction, nothing, and we have to change something, musician Brendan Perry says in an interview to Polish journalist Jarek Szubrycht.

       

       

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    • Sofia Opera captivates Japan again

      Sofia Opera captivates Japan again

      Sofia Opera is joining the world's most prestigious opera houses touring Japan, the country with the biggest music market. In October, they will present for the seventh time two of their most popular performances - Turandot by Puccini and Carmen by Bizet.

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    • Angel Zaberski Jr.: Listen to jazz! It doesn't hurt

      Angel Zaberski Jr.: Listen to jazz! It doesn't hurt

      Jazz is not scary music. My idea is to give true-hearted music to the audience. Most people are afraid of jazz, they think it is hard to listen to. I saw how people who do not know this music pull a face hearing it, jazzman Angel Zaberski Jr. says in an interview to Europost.

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