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    • Pavel Koychev: I chase the unknown in search of meaning

      Pavel Koychev: I chase the unknown in search of meaning

      Pavel Koychev has always been connected to space, nature and large-scale works. He focuses on bringing down barriers - in arts, realms and canons. Daringly, much like Leonardo, he does more than creating artworks, he materialises ideas that need to be lived. He compares his work to concerts or plays - a one-time experience that has a beginning and an end. Much like human life, which, nevertheless, continues to exist beyond death - here, there, somewhere, says one of Bulgaria's best sculptors in an interview to ArtSofia.bg.

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    • Face masks and slippers

      Face masks and slippers

      Would you put your slippers on display? The global coronavirus pandemic is still raging but museums are already gathering testimony and objects to remember life under lockdown.

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    • Longing for Italy – photo message in time of pandemic

      Longing for Italy – photo message in time of pandemic

      The Italian Cultural Institute (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) in Sofia, in association with the BulFoto Agency, is organising this season’s first open-air exhibition in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. Entitled Longing for Italy, the photo exhibition is being set up in the Crystal Garden, a popular socialising spot with citizens of the capital, and can be viewed from 12 until 22 May.

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    • From sublime to ridiculous

      From sublime to ridiculous

      The personages in Nina Kovacheva's drawings from 2020 seem perfectly innocent on the surface - children, comic book heroes, familiar sci-fi characters - all engaged in ordinary activities and games.

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    • Spain's museums are eager to reopen

      Spain's museums are eager to reopen

      The halls are eerily quiet at Madrid's Reina Sofia, Spain's most visited museum. Тhe modern art museum housed in a former hospital has been closed since mid-March, like others Spain’s cultural institutions,  due to a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. But with the restrictions starting to be eased, it is getting ready to reopen, hopefully in a month, with new social distancing and hygiene regulations in place for the pandemic age, AFP reported.

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    • Inspiration hides in confinement

      Inspiration hides in confinement

      Professionally speaking, coronavirus confinement is not exactly good for street artists. But famed Brazilian muralist Kobra says he found inspiration staying at home - and is using it to help those hit by the pandemic.

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    • Uplifting illustrations promote hope during the COVID-19 pandemic

      Uplifting illustrations promote hope during the COVID-19 pandemic

      During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, anxiety, and shared feelings of powerlessness, a group of artists are posting daily, uplifting illustrations to give people a moment of hope. Helmed by nonprofit group Fine Acts, which brings together activists and creatives for social good campaigns, the Spring of Hope project has been sharing one illustration per day, giving a daily visual moment of hope during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    • 95% of US artists are without income because of the pandemic

      95% of US artists are without income because of the pandemic

      Artist Relief, the sweeping emergency aid initiative recently launched by seven arts funders, released findings from its new survey assessing how artists are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the results paint a bleak picture, with 95% of respondents reporting loss of income due to the pandemic.

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