21 February – 15 March 2019
Opening: 21 February / Thursday / 2019, 19 pm – 14, Ivan Vazov Str., Sofia
The DEAD END project is a natural result of the idea of the sequel to the “Undercover” series set up between 2011 and 2016.
Dimitar Mitovski is known to the general public as a director, but little few know that he began his career as an artist over twenty-five years ago. The present exhibition is his return to the world of visual art and more than ever inspired and dedicated to this area of creativity. In the course of his work on the screenplay of the series he simultaneously draw sketches and boards on some key scenes, creating a new non-existent environment for the characters who fall into the parallel world – Purgatory. Drawing clearly illustrates his ideas about this “place,” as he calls it in the script. At the time of writing, the artist – a director, has accumulated enough works to provoke him to think about something larger, namely an exhibition. In order to get the most out of their visual impact, they have to be drawn in large format with picturesque techniques. This is how the exhibition “Dead end” was born. It portrays seven picturesque diptychs, parts of his conceptual sketches and parts of the screenplay for the film to be made.
”The exhibition should be seen as an independent work subject to the principles of visual art,” says the author.
Dimitar Mitovski is one of the first authors from Eastern Europe to experiment with the possibilities of film art. In the time of the “dramatic period” of the transition, our TV in the early 1990s provoked the Bulgarian artist to appear through it with an important message to the public. Reading and decoding the social references from his manifesto on the “spatial movement for television,” Mitovsky passionately defends television as an artistic environment. Technologically driven artists in his the short-lived spatial movement of the groups “Edge” and “Disco95”, whose ideologist and active participant, often show “new forms of art” on television, albeit definitely in front of a crowd, yet they have their influence on the next generation through new media, including television as a subject, material and environment for cultural expressions. ”
Desislava Zafirova / curator /