urban dialogues project.bulart gallery. kunstart 10.bolzano. italy.2010

a r t i s t s :
Boris Kolev /1970, Sofia, Bulgaria/
Giorgia Brunelli /1966, Trento, Italy/
Giuseppe Cannistraro /1967, Thionville, France. Lives and works in Milano, Italy/
Kiril Cholakov /1964, Sofia, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Rimini, Italy/
Kaloyan Iliev - Kokimoto /1979, Varna, Bulgaria/
Luciano Olzer /1954, Pergine, Italy/
Marco Filippozzi /1977, Trento, Italy/
Paolo Vivian /1962, Serso, Italy/

Curatorial project named “Urban dialogues” collects works from emerging Bulgarian and Italian artists from different generations. Painting, collages, installations, video, photography and sculpture as tools to measure the pulse of the present cities and they are means to recognize the city's soul. The Urban dialogue project asks is the dialogue possible. It is a question of identity between samples of trendy myths and social frames. Contemporary urban culture sends the citizens into storming merry-go-round, empty of illusions, with alienation and introvert communications. The mass media creates new social rules and people driving between them beds and working places,communicating often only trough internet and mobile phones. The moral standards for happiness are same as TV serial “soap” movies. The present men is under pressing of his dreams for love and understanding and grey reality. Surreal dreaming spaces are only store for memories and nostalgic feelings to free spaces, true love and natural dialogues. In this project the artists are based in different cities in Bulgaria and Italy. Bulgaria with it's communist social background now is a beginner in urban communication frames. The long difficult period of socio-political transformation changes moral values and character of human relations. It is period of open borders and closed hearts. Italy has height economical secure between religious limitations, ancient culture archetypes, multietnical problems and urbanistic pulse. Both of the countries living into the dream for nature and social peace. And here the artistic reaction is an examples of urban dialogues - eclectic, nostalgic, full of worries and hope for good future. The question "is the dialogues possible" stays open.
Dora Doncheva, curator of the project
newspaper "Narodno delo" daily /in bulgarian/:
EXIBART /in italian/: http://www.exibart.com/notizia.asp/IDNotizia/30927/IDCategoria/1
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Bulart gallery is based in Varna, Bulgaria. Since 1996 it presents modern and contemporary art by local and international artists. Conceptual projects by artistic groups, works by curatorial teams and individual artist research are a part from gallery work. The program “Youth art” searches new art trends in young generation. Bulart has taken participation in international art projects, festivals and fairs- local and in abroud. Bulart has a grant police and established annual grant for art students. The part of important projects in the gallery`s history : “Mery-go-round”, video installation by Dimitrina Sevova /Switzerland, 1999/; Stanislav Pamukchiev “Morfi”, installation /2000/;“And what?”, painting by Kolio Karamfilov / 2001/; ”The girls and the sea”, female art group 8 mart, curator Marya Vassileva /2002/; Vesselin Dimov, video installation “5 minutes sky” /2003/; David D'Agostino /USA/ , "Lost in ruins", installation / 2003/; Cvetan Krastev ,”40”, installation /2004/; ”The dead-lock”, Nedko Solakov and Svetlin Roussev, curator Vessela Nozharova /2004/;, Svilen Blazhev, painting / 2004/, “Tangrams for friends”, prints , prof. Vladimir Ivanov /2005/, ”Instanbul on the focus”, road action& exbition,Varna-Istanbul, /2005/, Raya Georgieva "Spli",stone sculpture /2002/ , Emil Mirazchiev, “Evrobear”, performance, video, /2007/, “The gallery” /2007/, installation by Matthias Biermann and Stephanie Gerner /Germany/, “INFINITY”, Simeon Stoilov, installation /2007/, Paolo Vivian /Italy/ “Homo Erectus”, installation ,video /2008/, Stephan Halter/ Germany/ “Pigsartpigs”, painting, installation /2009/, “Trought forms”, installation by Angel Karagiozov / 2009/, “You are involved just like me “, collages by Kaloyan Iliev- Kokimoto /2009/, “Impossible cities”, video installation, Lemeh 42 /Italy/, 2009; “Political economy of the portrait”, vinyl by Boris Serginov / 2009/ etc. Bulart gallery is editor of Art News Bulletin / since 2000/- bimonthly edition for art news in engish. Bulart gallery is co-partner of the weekend for contemporary art in Varna “con.tempo”. Bulart gallery organizes workshops and education rooms. Bulart works with collaboration with public culture institutions, art schools and culture societies- local and in abroud.
The curator of the gallery is Dora Doncheva - Bulart

Bulart gallery, 22 Shipka str., Varna, 9000, Bulgaria
phone: + 359 887 244 882; e-mail: dorabulart@gmail.com
working time : 2 - 7 p.m. by appointment

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