ART START: Young Artists to Follow in 2023
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Official opening: May 23, 6 pm.
Credo Bonum and Goethe-Institut Bulgaria: May 23 – June 16, 2023
Curators: Sofia Dimova and Pavel Naydenov
Artists: Danny Nedkova, Eline Tsvetkova, Gloria Avgust, Kilmenta Li, Kurt Kolev, REALITY PSD (Gabriel Pendov and Belluard), Sabrican Uzen, Todor Rabadzhiyski, Vanesa Miteva and Yana Abrasheva
For the 7th year in a row, Credo Bonum Gallery & Goethe-Institut Bulgaria will show the new names of artists whose creative careers we should follow this year and beyond. Art Start 2023 unites the authors and their works around the theme “Error …message delivered”. The authors of the concept are former art-start participants Sofia Dimova and Pavel Naydenov, who were recruited as curators.
It’s hard to pinpoint where a crisis starts. Often a small error in the algorithm causes the whole system to crash. In recent years we have learned to live in a permanent crisis – political, social, environmental, crisis of the individual. It is as if we have reached the point where the message “Error” does not raise questions about the emergence of the problem, its depth and dominance, but rather we look for an “escape room”, a “shortcut” and even sometimes we stay in the comfort zone of the problem and learn to live with it as if it had always been part of us.
The exhibition “Error …message delivered” aims to trace and analyze how young artists deal with such an environment of permanent uncertainty and lack of sustainability in structures. What is it like to be a young artist searching for yourself in a time of transition that never seems to be complete? How does the incessant repetition of episodes of uncertainty and lack of grounding lead to creative rethinking of patterns? Can we begin a process of “unlearning” these patterns that have accumulated over time? What might be the new horizons of rethinking and getting rid of the superfluous?
This is what excites us today as curators of „Art Start“ this edition. What are the new strategies in the search for material expression, what are the themes that inspire young artists? How does the choice of theme and means of expression become a ritual for young artists? What are the new patterns they want to establish in order to achieve a narrative breakdown by now? “Error …message delivered” is an empirically attempted exploration of the theme of timeless repetition and the attempt to interrupt it, and what would come next?
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The exhibition will open on May 23 at both locations and can be seen until June 16.
Working hours Credo Bonum (2 Slavyanska Str.): Mon-Sun 11:00-19:00
Opening hours of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria (1 Budapest Str.): Mon-Fri: 11:00-19:00
ART START: Young Artists to Follow is a project of the Credo Bonum Gallery with the support of the National Culture Fund. Partners and co-host: Goethe-Institut Bulgaria.