Bistra Lechevalier, Bora Petkova, Boris Delchev, Valentin Stefanoff, Vikenti Komitski, Gaini Nursapina, Igor Eskinja, Kalin Serapionov, Krassimir Terziev, Mariana Vassileva, Marcel Odenbach, Mihail Novakov, Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova, Nina Kovacheva, Olivia Mihaltianu, Svetlana Mircheva, Sevda Chkoutova, Stanimir Genov, Stefka Georgieva, HR-Stamenov, Boryana Rossa

curated by Maria Vassileva

19.12.2017 – 20.01.2018


This exhibition explores the joys and anxieties of contemporary people: from the hidden aspects of motherhood in Boryana Rossa’s and Sevda Chkoutova’s drawing, to the gloomy cosmic utopia in Krassimir Terziev’s painting. The study takes us through the discarded personal belongings in Svetlana Mircheva’s assemblage, the “portraits” of mutually repelling objects in Gainy Nursapina’s photographs, the attempt at getting to know or identifying with the Other, in the works of Vikenti Komitski, Olivia Mihălțianu, Mihail Novakov, and Stefka Georgieva. Weapons portrayed as the great master in Valentin Stefanoff’s aestheticized photographs or as an “innocent” toy, in Nina Kovacheva’s drawings, shifting into an active form of violence in Mariana Vassileva’s video performance. Albeit the lack of sound, a scream is heard in Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova’s drawing, HR-Stamenov’s triptych, Kalin Serapionov’s pink neon message, I’m Safe, a phrase, which has become popular in the age of terrorism and internet dominance. A concrete historical comparison serves as a starting point in Marcel Odenbach’s work – present-day migrants watch the wreckage of the European colonizers, depicted in Géricault’s painting, The Raft of the Medusa. Boris Deltchev works directly with history and its artefacts. Bora Petkova seeks herself in the anonymity of the big city, while Igor Eškinja gives the anonymous object a face. What we cannot see, we must perceive – in Bistra Lechevalier’s black sculptures or through the thick curtain of hair in Stanimir Genov’s painting.



Location: STRUCTURA Gallery - 9, Kuzman Shapkarev street, Sofia