Sofia Contemporary

Sofia Contemporary 2012

19 Oct - 09 Nov 2012

The first edition of Sofia Contemporary, a festival of contemporary art, took place in Sofia between 19 October and 9 November 2012. Sofia Contemporary presented diverse artistic means, traditional and new media, urban and interior spaces for and with art. The festival discussed various attitudes to the problems of our time, territory, gender, social and political frustrations as well as affiliations.

Curator: Iara Boubnova

Sofia Contemporary 2012 participants:

Works in public space:
Luchezar Boyadjiev (BG)
Destructive Creation (BG)
Vikenti Komitski (BG)
Kiril Kuzmanov (BG)
Ivan Moudov (BG)
Pistamashina (BG)
Kiril Prashkov (BG)
Kalin Serapionov (BG)
Dimitar Solakov (BG)
Raycho Stanev and Nagledna (BG)
Krassimir Terziev (BG)
Rirkrit Tiravanija (Thailand / USA)
Veronika Tzekova (BG)
Lise Harlev (Denmark / Germany)

Video Exhibition:
AES+F (Russia)
Nevin Aladag (Тurkey / Germany)
Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström (Sweden)
Simon Gush (South Afrika)
Artur Żmijewski (Poland)
Anetta Mona Chişa and Lucia Tkáčová (Czech Republic/Germany)
Sigalit Landau (Israel)
Cristina Lucas (Spain)
Dimitar Solakov (BG)
Nedko Solakov (BG)
Cao Fei (China)

Adreas Hirsch and Ralf Schreiber (Germany)
Svetoslav Stoyanov (BG/Germany)


Contemporary art is life itself...

Or maybe it is the image of the "will to life" itself?

Contemporary art asks society to accept its responsibilities for the "here and now"...

Contemporaneity is a successor of the past and a forerunner of the future...

Sofia Contemporary kick starts the debate on contemporaneity...

Contemporary art is a cultural heritage of the future!

What do we want? Presence here and now...

When do we want it? Now!

Why do we want it?

Time is ours for the taking... But it will never be repeated ever again...

How do we get it? PRESENT UNLIMITED – a new "grammatical" idea for the Bulgarian language!

Tags: AES+F, Nevin Aladag, Iara Boubnova, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Cao Fei, Simon Gush, Lise Harlev, Vikenti Komitski, Sigalit Landau, Cristina Lucas, Ivan Moudov, Nedko Solakov, Krassimir Terziev, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Veronika Tzekova, Artur Zmijewski