Matter over matter

Anto Milotta and Zlatolin Donchev. Resonance

An exhibition entitled Matter over Matter will be opened at the Goethe-Institut in Sofia on 4 September in the presence of the Bulgarian-Greek team behind it and the featured artists. It is among the projects funded in 2017 by the Project Fund of Goethe-Institut's Cultural Management Academy in Sofia, Bucharest and Thessaloniki.

Matter over Matter is an international interdisciplinary project that brings together contemporary artists and 3D designers from Bulgaria and Greece. The project investigates how new technologies like 3D printing influence our perceptions and notions of matter, but also how contemporary art reflects on this process through new practices and approaches.

Bulgarian artists George Stoyanov, Pepa Ivanova and the Bulgarian-Italian duo Anto Milotta/Zlatolin Donchev and Greek artists Marina Velisioti, Nikos Lamprinos, Nikos Marinis, Savvas Metaxas, were invited to take part in the project. All of them work in various fields such as painting, sound, textile, photography, installation, and design. For over four months, they have been working in close collaboration with 3D designers Katerina Bakaliou and Georgia Tsazi to develop a new work dealing with notions of materiality, tangibility and the transition from one material or medium to another.

Visitors will have the chance to see new pieces by the eight participating artists created especially for the exhibition. And since it explores matter and the tactile aspect, all artworks will be available for people to examine through touch.

The exhibition will stay in Sofia until 5 October. After that, the small collection will be shown at Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki with an opening on 30 November. The exhibition will be there until 16 December.

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