• The knight of steel ladies

      The knight of steel ladies

      On June 13, sculptor Jivko Sedlarski opened a solo exhibition at the Aspect gallery in Plovdiv. The exposition comprises 10 of his women figures clad in dresses made of brass and stainless steel. His 2.3 metres high Deva (Virgo) is put up in front of the gallery near the City Hall of Bulgaria's second largest city. It is made of concrete reinforcement wire. This is the third exhibition of the original artist in a city which has been a European Capital of Culture. The previous ones were staged in Maribor, Slovenia, and Marseilles, France.

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    • The Maestro's illusionary road

      The Maestro's illusionary road

      Over 100 paintings by Academician Svetlin Rusev, some of them never exhibited before, are shown at an exposition titled The Road, dedicated to one of the most iconic names in Bulgarian art. The exhibition was organised by the Union of Collectors in Bulgaria with 21 of its members lending Rusev's works kept in their private collections.

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    • Meeting a year later

      Meeting a year later

      A retrospective exhibition of the prominent Bulgarian artist Svetlin Rusev (1933-2018) is staged at the Arte gallery, located at 31, Bouzludzha St., in Sofia. The collection will be on display till 8 June and shows 20 works by the Maestro: oil paintings, aquarelles and drawings covering a large span of his creative life - the earliest are from the 1960s while the latest one is dated 2012. On 26 May will be the one-year commemoration since Svetlin Rusev's death. All of the works are donated to the exposition by private collectors and have been very rarely exhibited. 

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    • 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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