Archives / 15 June 2018

  • Sanctuary by the sea

    Sanctuary by the sea

    Most of the Bulgarian monasteries are built in hard to reach places in the folds of the mountains in order to be inaccessible for enemies and highway robbers. This tradition dates back to the Middle Ages and is kept alive during the Ottoman rule.

  • Bacon, Giacometti in joint exhibition

    Bacon, Giacometti in joint exhibition

    A solo retrospective show of Francis Bacon (1909-1992) or Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) is alone enough to draw in big crowds. But Switzerland's Fondation Beyeler in Basel is banking on a Bacon and Giacometti double impact for its blockbuster this year, which will be on till 2 September during Art Basel art fair.

  • A poster must cry out

    A poster must cry out

    One of the programmes in this action of ours, comprising over 100 exhibits, is called Poster Appeal. And it is not by chance. To me, “appeal” means provocation, something that really cries out. I have visualised this idea in one poster featuring a huge shouting mouth.

  • Europe and the Sea

    Europe and the Sea

    From a geographic perspective, Europe is a maritime continent. In terms of length of coastline relative to its overall size, Europe is the most sea-bound of all the five continents. Nevertheless, central and eastern Europe in particular can often seem very remote from the sea. At first glance, the sea for many nations only plays a role in the daily lives of those who live on the coast, or as a holiday destination. How fundamental the sea has been in shaping Europe's development, and the role it continues to play right up to the present day, is highlighted in a new special exhibition entitled Europe and the Sea.