Sofia City Art Gallery
KONSTANTIN SHTARKELOV. THE SOLITARY WANDERER
18 March 2020 - 01 November 2020
The exhibition sequences Konstantin Shtarkelov’s life, and the works created by the artist throughout his career.
For more information, please visit - http://www.sghg.bg/en/?page=sabitiq_nachalo
4.7.2019 – 31.12.2020
The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”. The exhibition will run until end of December.
With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.
The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.
8.7.2020 - 30.09.2021
The exhibition presents the many ways that the “Pathways to the table” have evolved in Bulgaria through time. The exhibition consists of the following thematic collections: Sheep and goat breeding, Horticulture, Apiculture, and etc. With the current exhibition presents, the National Ethnographic Museum the traditional way of life and culture of Bulgarian nation. Pathways to the table will run until September 30, 2021.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Ethnographic Museum - www.iefem.bas.bg.
The exhibition traces the development of the Bulgarian Army over the past 30 years. The event is realised on the occasion of the 141 st anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Defence and the 104 th anniversary of the foundation of the National Museum of Military History.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Museum of Military History http://www.militarymuseum.bg/index-en.html.
They worked in different periods and created works that are part of the history of Bulgarian architecture. Through their work we can trace the architectural styles of the city - from neo-Byzantine, through secession, to modernism.
Among some of the most famous buildings by the three architects are the National Opera and Ballet, Lozenets Residence, the Central Sofia Market Hall, the Sofia Municipality Building at 33 Moskovska Street, Hemus Hotel, the National Assembly building (the former Party House), Georgi Asparuhov Stadium and others.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
11 September 2020 - 25 October 2020
The photographs of Mayerowitz document the devastation and reconstruction of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of 9/11/2001.
Joel Mayerowitz’s After September 11: Images from Ground Zero is part of the 2020 Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality.
Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.
The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.
Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.
In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.
On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Visitors will see large-format oil paintings and pastel and charcoal drawings, which reveal an unsuspected world of abstract shapes and enigmatic spaces created by the artist and inspired by the wonders of the Universe, which Delya Chausheva chooses to call Gravitational Thrust while the title of the series of drawings is called “Traveling in the Shadows”.
The autumn edition of the 24th SOFIA FILM FEST will start with Milcho Manchevski's latest film "WILLOW" The famous Macedonian director will personally present his work in Sofia and will receive the special award of SFF on September 25th. Milcho Manchevski's latest work - Willow, traces women's struggles with tradition, notions of loyalty, the control exercised over their bodies, and with problems such as pregnancy and adoption. Their goal is not to change the world or the conservative society, and their personal cause - to become mothers, turns them into incredible heroines.
There are 10 finalists in the national campaign "Enlightener of the Year 2020", organized by the Bulgarian National Radio. For 7 years now, voting has determined the people who today inspire others, make changes and do good deeds. There were 117 nominations in this year's campaign, with inspiring stories and characters. Traditionally, politicians, protesters and journalists, whose job by default should be to enlighten are not nominated. The jury selected the 10 finalists. The public voting for the winner among them will start in October, and the "Enlightener of the Year 2020" will as always be announced on November 1.
The contemporary circus festival Mini Art Fest returns with its jubilee 10th edition. It will take place from October 2 to October 18 in the tent of Circus Ivanov in front of Universiada Hall, Sofia. The event will focus on the urban people who want to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the mystery called "Contemporary circus art", to learn its mechanisms, to understand its messages, to experience its emotion.
The contemporary circus festival Mini Art Fest is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2020.
It is organized with the support of Sofia Municipality, the Europe Program, the French Institute in Sofia, the Italian Cultural Institute, Theatroscope Program and Circus Ivanov.
On October 3, at 1pm in the Pressphoto club (in the underpass in front of the Council of Ministers) the exhibition of the 14th FIAP World Cup will be opened. There will also be a live online meeting with photographers from leading world clubs.
The event is hosted by Yanka Kyurkchieva National Association Academy of Photography - a representative of FIAP for Bulgaria.
The event is realized with the support of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality
The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science
July 9 – November 2020
The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.
Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.
Image: The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
The 7th edition of SOFIA VINYL FEST will bring together more than 15 vinyl record dealers from all over the country at the traditional bazaar, which is organized by the municipal association Vazrazhdane Markets EAD and club Terminal 1.
SOFIA VINYL FEST 7 will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020, from 10 am to 6 pm on the terrace of Serdica Gallery at Zhenski Pazar Market and will be admission free.
SOFIA VINYL FEST is a traditional celebration of the vinyl record. For three years now, in seven consecutive editions, it has brought together both passionate vinyl collectors and lovers of analog sound.