• Anish Kapoor to debut first vantablack sculptures

      Anish Kapoor to debut first vantablack sculptures

      Renowned artist Anish Kapoor announced he will present a new series of works using the “blackest material in the universe” at the Gallerie dell'Accademia during next year's Venice Biennale. The event will mark the first time the public has the chance of seeing the so-called Vantablack S-VIS material used in Kapoor's work of art, even though he already unveiled a limited-edition $95,000 Vantablack timepiece with Swiss watchmaker Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps in fall 2016.

    • Urban icons

      Urban icons

      Painting and graphics are the art mediums to which the young creative tandem Martina Roetlingova and Matus Matatko gives preference in their joint exhibition at the Arosita gallery in Sofia. Their Urban Icons exposition may be seen until 2 March. The Slovak artists have created most of the works during their one-month stay in Sofia. Martina and Matus draw inspiration not so much from the cultural and historical heritage of Sofia but rather from the pulsating urban life, modern architecture, stray animals and current social and public issues.

    • Philip Colbert's art exhibited in Sofia

      Philip Colbert's art exhibited in Sofia

      Structura Gallery in Sofia will show an outstanding exhibition of Philip Colbert. The artist was born in 1979 in Perth, Scotland, and now lives and works in London. Colbert is famous for his multidisciplinary approach which enables him to create an “authentic” world of art. He works across the mediums of painting, sculpture, fashion and design. Called “the godson of Andy Warhol”, Colbert developed further the pop-art tradition and created contemporary stories, entering into dialogue with authors such as Richard Hamilton, James Rosenquist and Roy Lichtenstein, introducing them to the digital era.

    • Not based on a reason

      Not based on a reason

      An international exhibition titled Not Based on a Reason opened on 5 December in the Arosita Gallery in Sofia. The project features the works of five young artists from Mexico, Iraq, Korea, Austria and Bulgaria, presenting their views on superstitions and prejudice. Before the opening, the participants met the audience in Goethe-Institut Sofia.

    • Digital art enchants Sofia

      Digital art enchants Sofia

      The seventh edition of the International Digital Art Festival will take place in Sofia next week, from 22 until 26 October. Organised by the National Academy of Arts and the DA Lab foundation, DA FEST [7] will feature a wide range of exhibitions; audio-visual, theatre and VR performances; video art projections; lectures and presentations; workshops and concerts, revealing a plethora of explorations and art practices in the field of digital art.

    • Art from Germany exhibited in Plovdiv

      Art from Germany exhibited in Plovdiv

      Travelling the World is the largest retrospective exhibition of works from the collection of the German Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA). It comprises 320 works by 90 artists from Germany and covers the period from the 1950s to the present day. The exhibition is a comprehensive survey of the trends and the most notable representatives of the artistic world in Eastern and Western Germany.

    • Attractive and ordinary

      Attractive and ordinary

      According to Roman author Pliny the Elder, who lived in the 1st century AD, the earliest painting known to mankind was done by a woman. Her name was Dibutades and she traced the lines of her sailor lover's shadow as thrown on the wall of her home. The female presence, this elusive and boundless energy occupying a distinct space in art, is now showcased in a way that is different from the Dibutades story, thanks to The Woman in the Oeuvre of European Graphic Artists of the 19th and 20th Centuries - an exhibition at the National Art Gallery “Square 500” in Sofia.