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Main Program

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Art Plyus Gallery

16 Zhelezarska St., 2nd floor
tel. 032 / 630 456, 0888 329 009
www.artplusbg.com

20.00 – 03.00 „Zdravets 2008 Plein Air”, oil paintings by Bozhidar Boyadjiev, Verginia Markarova, Vladimir Penev, Vulko Gaidarov, Maria Raicheva, Nikola Pevicharov, Plamen Monev and Stanimir Videv; sculpture by Margarita Poueva and Maya Kubratova.

19.00 – Exhibition opening by art critic Svetla Moskova.

20.00 Documentary about the Zdravets 2008 Plein Air, a Eurocom TV production; repeated screenings throughout the night.

 

Art Spectar Gallery

68 Iztochen Blvd.
tel. 032 / 62 15 71, 0896 62 61 77
www.artspektar.com

20.00 – 03.00 – „The Cup”: cups from bronze, wood and ceramics by Krassimir Djidrov.

20.00 – Exhibition opening and cocktail party.

22.00 – „Toast”, vocal performance by The Unique Voices (Kiril Iliev – baritone, Petar Petkanov – tenor, Vesselin Vachev – tenor).

 

Aspect Gallery

1a Stefan Stambolov Sq.
tel. 032 511 147
www.galleryaspect.com

20.00 – 02.00 Oil paintings by Stanimir Videv. Autographed sketch with each canvass sale.

20.00 – Exhibition opening.

22.00 – Lottery: win the artist's special prize!

 

Atanas Krustev – Nacho Kulturata House & Museum
The Red Pony Gallery-in-the-Open

Old Town, 5A Dr. Stoyan Chomakov St.
tel. 032 / 62 57 92, 0888 26 26 15

20.00 – 02.00  “The Colourful World of Film”, a multi-media project: posters of German, British, French, Russian and Bulgarian films from 1930s to 1980s, and copies of the unique hand-written magazine for film culture and propaganda “Kino Vesti”. Organised jointly with the Shoumen Regional Museum of History.

 

Avtograf Gallery

Old Town, 1  4th January St.
tel. 0888 64 68 45

20.00 – 2.00  “Where even the tsar goes on his own”, water colour cartoons by Krassimir Kotsev.

 

Banya Starinna – Centre for Contemporary Art

179 Shesti Septemvri Blvd. 
tel. 032/63 88 68
www.arttoday.org

20:00 – 2.00 “Zero Gravitation: The Architecture of Social Space”, 14th Week of Contemporary Art Plovdiv, 2008. Curators: Betina Steinbruge and Vessela Nozharova.

Works by Franz Ackermann (D), Vahram Aghasyan (ARM), Luchezar Boyadjiev (BG), ErginChavushoglu (BG/UK), Kristina Inciuraite (LT), Pravdolyub Ivanov (BG), Jakob KoldingDK), David Maljkovic (Hr), Ivan Moudov (BG), Falke Pisano (NL), Pia Rönicke (DK), KalinSerapionov (BG), Milen Stankov (BG), Samouil Stoyanov (BG), Krassimir Terziev (BG), Sofie Thorsen (DK/A) and Kosta Tonev (BG).


Bovjel Gallery

12 Dr. Vulkovich St.
tel. 032 / 62 40 47, 0899 10 56 75
www.artbovjelbg.com

20.00 – 03.00 “Expression”, oil paintings by George Sopadjiev and Atanas Kunev.

20.00 – 03.00 – “Day and Night”, a project by the photographers, artists, designersandanimators who in 2007 created the endless visual worm “Nemertini”. Each photographer / artist / designer will offer one daylight and one nighttime interpretation of the same object.

20.00 – 21.00 – Dance performance by the Samodiva Dance School.

22.00 – 22.30 – Dance performance by the Samodiva Dance School, repeat.


Bulgarian Reunification Museum
Regional Museum of History

1 Saedinenie Sq.
tel. 032 / 62 94 09
www.historymuseumplovdiv.com

19.00 – 03.00 – The Bulgarian Reunification of 1885, permanent exhibition. The museum has recently renovated its East Roumelia room. Visitors will be issued with an East Roumelian passport.

19.00 – 19.30 – „Khan Asparouh”, comic strips by Georgi Chepilev.

19.30 – Presentation of the comic strip magazine Diascope.

20.00 – Japanese Night. Opening. Demonstration of the Japanese martial art Kendo. “Japanese Dolls”, exhibition. Sale of traditional Japanese art objects.

21.30 – 23.30 – „My Neighbour Totoro”, animated film; followed by a documentary about Japan.

24.00 – Mivako Kavahara plays the piano. Mivako works as a volunteer at the Regional Museum of History in Plovdiv.

Children’s Programme

19.30 – 21.00 Children’s Comic Strip Studio. Bring your comic strips! Best works will be shown in an exhibition.

 

City Gallery Plovdiv

15 Knyaz Alexander Batemberg St.
tel. 032/62 42 21

20.00 – 03.00 – Oil paintings by Zdravko Yonchev, anniversary exhibition.

20.00 – 03.00 – “One Night in Plovdiv”, exhibition with photographs from last year’s competition in the Night of Museums and Galleries.

20.00 – 21.00 – Wine tasting, Bessa Valley Winery. A documentary about contemporary wine making.

22.00 – 23.00 – Zdravko Yonchev’s show.

00.00 24.00 “Flight over Plovdiv” Award Ceremony. KCM 2000 S.A. Metallurgical Plant awards the museum/gallery with the best audience strategy in the 2008 edition of the Night of Museums and Galleries.

 

Corridor Gallery

Old  Town, 36 Konstantin Stoilov St.
tel. 0888 52 92 24
arttoday@arttoday.org

20.00 – 02.00 – ”W”, small-size light objects and installations, contemporary art exhibition. Works by Velizar Dimchev, Vesselina Sarieva, David Heywood, Emil Mirazchiev, Ivan Toshkov, Yohannes Artinyan, Lora Parmakova, Maria Djelebova, Nadya Genova, Natasha Kyupova, Roumen Zhekov and Sevdalina Kochevska.

 

Dyakov Gallery

Sahattepe, 17 Angel Boukoureshtliev St.
tel. 032 / 651 068, 0886 27 10 68
diakovgallery@abv.bg

21.00 – 03.00  Magic Spaces, drawings and oil paintings by Vladimir Chukich.

21.00 – The Magic Spaces of Vladimir Chukich, multi-media presentation.

21.00 – 03.00 Live jazz.

 

Elista Gallery            

Kapana, 14 Hristo Dyukmedjiev St.
tel. 0886 103 995
artstudio_elista@abv.bg

www.gallery-elista.com

20.00 – 03.00 – “Sitovo – a source of inspiration”, oil paintings and sculpture. Curators: Eli Stancheva and Krassimir Pasturmadjiev. The exhibition is inspired by works by Tsanko Lavrenov which the artist created in his native village of Sitovo in the 1930s.

 

Encho Pironkov Gallery

City Gallery Plovdiv
Old Town, 1 Vassil Kunchev St.
ghgpl@abv.bg

20.00 – 03.00 – Works by Encho Pironkov – honorary guest of Autumn Exhibitions 2008. Organised jointly with the Art Plyus Gallery.

20.00 – Exhibition opening and meet the artist.

20.30 – Evmolpeya Choir, concert.

21.30 – Documentary film about the work of Encho Pironkov.

Children’s Programme

18.30 – 20.00 – “Hidden hairdos in action”, a children’s art studio. Organised by the Kolorit Studio and Kolorit artistic director Sevliya Todorova.

 

Ethnographic Museum

Old Town, 2 Dr. Stoyan Chomakov St.
тел. 032 / 625 654, 626 328
ethnograph@abv.bg

www.ethnograph.info

20.00 – 03.00 – “Time Marks”, an exhibition of antique clocks and lamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of Bulgaria’s independence.

20.00 – 3.00 – “Colours of the Past”, a visiting exhibition of the Kotel Museum ofHistorypresenting the ethnic groups in the Kotel region.

20.00 – 3.00 “Moutain Villages”, sculpture by Tsvyatko Siromashki, in the courtyard.

20.30 – Opening of the “Mountain Villages” exhibition.

21.30 – Bulgarian folk dance classes, authentic Bulgarian folk music.

 

George Papazov Salon for Contemporary Art  

Rilon Centre, 92 Hristo Botev Blvd.
tel. 032 / 655 099
gallery_gp@mail.bg

www.gp-gallery.com

20.00 – 02.00  “Kaleidoscope”, anniversary exhibition of works by Svilen Blazhev, mixedmediapigments, acryllic paint, polymer on canvas and metal. –

20.00 – Exhibition opening: performances by talented students from the Dobrin PetkovNationalMusic School.

21.00 – 22.00 – Pendim percussions group, Dobrin Petkov National Music School, concert.

22.00 – 23.00 – Fashion show, painted silk.

 

Georgi Bozhilov–Slona Gallery

Future for Bulgaria Foundation
Old Town, 1 Knyaz Tseretelev St. 
tel. 032 / 27 31 45

20.30 – 03.00  Water colours and black-and-white drawings by L. Toteva.

20.30 Exhibition opening.

Children’s programme

18.30 – 20.30 – Puppet show, Kopcho Theatre.

 

Georgiadi House

Regional Museum of History
Bulgarian Revival Exhibition
Old Town, 1 Tsanko Lavrenov St.
tel. 032 / 62 33 78
hm_plovdiv@mail.bg

www.historymuseumplovdiv.com

18.00 – 03.00 Bulgarian Revival exhibition, up-dated.

19.00 – 22.00 - „Arms and weapons in Bulgarian history”, a demonstration. Organised jointly with Rodolyubie Club.

 

Heros Gallery

Kapana, 30 Raiko Daskalov St.
tel. 032 / 62 46 43, 0887 64 50 27
office@herosart.com

20.00 – 02.00 – “The Cypress Tree”: oil paintings by Ivan Genov and music by Nikolai Ivanov – Om.

21.00 – 24.00 – Improvised live studio with artist Ivan Genov. Create your own water colour. Visitors are invited to take part in the lottery and win a water colour by Ivan Genov.

 

Hristo G. Danov House & Museum

Regional Museum of History
Bulgarian Publishing Exhibition
Old Town, 2 Mitropolit Paisiy St.
tel. 032 / 62 94 09

20.00 – 03.00 – “A Personal Alphabet Prayer”, a project by artist Angel Geshev. With the support of Interlease Auto Ltd.

“A Personal Alphabet Prayer” is a digital version of Angel Geshev’s single-copy book about the Glogolic script and its lineage to other ancient alphabets. The project was started in 1993 in Moscow, and finished in 2008 in Plovdiv, with some of the work completed while the artist resided in Beijing.

21.00 – “A Personal Alphabet Prayer”, parallel multi-media screenings in the courtyard and on the museum’s northern facade.

 

Icon Gallery

Old Town, 22 Saborna St.
tel.. 032 / 62 60 86

20.00 – 03.00  „The Hadj” – icons, engravings, church plate and objects from Jerusalem.

20.00 – Exhibition opening.

20.30 – A ritual dedicated to the Mantle of Trilistnik, with the support of Father Dimitar KirevfSt. Nedelya Church in Plovdiv. o

20.30 – Perfomance by the St. Nedelya Church Choir.

22.00 – “In the Footsteps of Georgi Danchov”, a documentary by Marin Dobrev, director of City Gallery Stara Zagora.

 

L’union Gallery

5 Krivolak St.
tel. 032 / 62 07 17
pavmarinova@abv.bg

20.00 – 24.00 – “Into the Night with Kolyo K.”, oil paintings and drawings by Kolyo Karamfilov.

20.00 – 24.00 – Meet the artist.

 

Mexican Art Gallery

Tsanko Lavrenov Gallery
Old Plovdiv, 11 Artin Gidikov St.
tel. 032/62 87 45

20.00 – 3.00  Mexican Art, permanent exhibition.

20.00 – 3.00 Tsanko Lavrenov, oil paitings, permanent exhibition.

20.00 – Chamber music performed by students from the Dobrin Petkov National Music School.

21.00 – “Light”, performance art in the courtyard. Curator: Monika Romenska. Artists: Iliya Yonchev, Eva Petkova, Sarkis Naresyan, Konstantin Kostov, Kiril Ivanov, Eli Stancheva, Svilen Kostadinov, Ivo Gulubov, Vanya Kyoseva, Hristo Zhekov, Dimitar Chonov, Monika Romenska, Atanas Moskov, Georgi Moskov, George Sopadjiev, Chavdar Marinov, Antonia Marinova, Yanko Nenov, Polya Stancheva, Vihra Grigorova, Itsko Maznev, Iliana Manoukova, Tsvyatko Siromashki, Lina Madjarova, Ivan Totev, Natasha Nacheva.

23.00 – “Light”, performance art in the courtyard, repeat.

 

Natural History Museum

34 Hristo G. Danov St. 
tel. 032 / 626 683
pnm_plovdiv@abv.bg

19.30 – 03.00 Displays on geology, botany, invertebrates, vertebrates (fish, fluvioterrestrials and reptiles), birds and mammals. Aquarium room (basement). Multi-media presentations and lectures by Dr. Ognyan Todorov.

19.30 – “How to build a fish tank”, lecture.

20.30 – “Intriguing Invertebrates in Bulgarian”, multi-media presentation.

21.30 – “Fluvioterrestrials in Bulgaria”, multi-media presentation.

22.30 – “Reptiles in Bulgaria”, multi-media presentation.

 

Philippopolis Gallery and Museum

Old Town, 29 Saborna St.
tel: 032 / 62 29 63
gallery@philippopolis.com
www.philippopolis.com

19.00 – 03.00 – Oil paintings by Nadezhda Kouteva. The exhibition is inspired by folkmotifsfrom the southern Balkans – from the Rhodopi Mountains to the island of Crete.

20.30 – 03.00 – Eva Duo (voice and piano), concert.

Children’s Programme

19.00 – 20.00 – Evmolpeya Female Youth Choir, concert. Conductor: Rada Slavinska. Art manager: Ganka Yankova.

 

Sariev Gallery for Contemporary Ceramics

40 Otets Paisiy St. (adjacent to Odeon Hotel)
tel. 0888 52 03 75, 0888 22 13 02
office@sariev-art.com

www.sariev-art.com

20.00 – 03.00  “If that’s how love affects me...”, ceramics by Monika Popova, one-woman show. 10 objects from Monika’s RAGE cycle.

20.00 – 20.30 Exhibition opening. Meet the artist.

20.30 – 21.30 Sofia Underground 2008, documentary about the festival. Meet the festival organisers Rouen Rouenov and Yovo Panchev.

21.30 – 23.30 FreeWill Society, live music.

23.30 – 03.00 – Slide show with photographs from previous Sofia Underground editions.

 

S-Hombre Gallery

Old Town, 8 Strumna St.
tel. 032/ 652 389

20.00 – 03.00  Oil paintings by Milen Siromashki.

21.00 – Documentary about sculptor Tsvyatko Siromashki’s visit to France.

21.30 – 23.00 Live demonstration: Tsvyatko Siromashki sculpts a portrait of awell-knownPlovdivian writer.

 

Studio Nо. 9 

9 Magura St., behind Makalali Club
www.dheywood.net    

18.00 – 24.00 – “Guess the Artist’s Sex!”, works by Itsko Maznev, David Heywood, Ivan Kostolov, Georgi Shturbev, Nikolai Marinov, Adelina Popnedeleva, Sevdalina Kochevska, Natasha Kyupova, Zdravka Vassileva, Elena Panayotova, Tsvetana Goumelya, Albena Mihailova, Hristo Zhekov, Zdravko Anev, Boris Rokanov, Alla Georgieva, Arcadius Zabowski, Arcadius Zabowski, Nima Gouche, Bill Alain, Kalina Todorova, Aleksandur Gyoshev, Svilen Blazhev, Krassimir Dobrev and others. All works will be anonymous. Visitors will be invited to vote for artists’ names and sex.

18.00-3:00 – “Guess the Artist”, performance by Callum Kerr (London), in and outside the gallery. Callum will perform the roles of famous artists and invite the audience to guess their names.

24.00 – Disclosing the artists’ names and sex.

 

State Archives Plovdiv

11 Krakra St.
tel. 032 / 63 22 33, 032 / 26 70 59, 0888 66 85 23
plovdiv@gua.e-gov.bg

20.00 – 03.00 Plovdiv in Sofia's Central State Archive: documents, photographs, maps, engravings and drawings from the Central State Archives in Sofia. Most of the items in the exhibition will be shown publicly for the first time.  

20.00 – 03.00 Documentary films made in the 1970s, 80s and 90s:

The Lights of Madara (1972, 7’20”); The Old Town (1972, 9’); The Common Grave(1972,10’); The Birch (about Vessa Serova’s participation in the Second World War, 1980, 13’); The Plovdiv Revolution (about the Bulgarian Reunification of 1885, 1985, 9’); The Symbol (about the history and building of the Reunification Monument in Plovdiv, 1985, 6’), In ten years (about the Strandjan village of Brushlyan and its unique architecture, 1982, 8’), Messages (about a school museum of Russian souvenirs, 1987, 16’); Union of Democratic Forces Rally in Plovdiv (71990); Recognition (about Vassil Levski, 1987, 23’); The Holiday of the Rose (a silent film about Karlovo, 1972, 30’); Yanko Mitev (1973, 10’); The First Teacher (1973, 6’); Sozopol Motifs (1974, 5’); Fisherman’s Days (1974, 7’); Impression (1974, 3’20”); Arapovski Monastery (1980, 9’); Unknown Icons (1981, 7’). December

 

Terra Art Gallery

9a Zlatyu Boyadjiev St.
tel. 032 / 94 06 37, 0878 33 00 59
terraartgallery@abv.bg

20.00 – 3.00  “Thrills”, a multi-media performance by Doupini Art Group.

20.00 – Exhibition opening.

21.00 – 03.00 – Light performance by Doupini Art Group, Veliko Turnovo.

 

Trakart Cultural Centre

Archeological Underpass
тел. 032 / 63 13 03
artcentre@abv.bg
www.trakart.org 

20.00 – 03.00 – “Trakart” – your ticket to the world of art.

20.30 – 22.00 THEATRE PREMIERE: “Excuse me, Dr. Chekov” (based on A. P. Chekov’s one-act comedies), A’part Theatre. Free entrance (before 20.30).

22.00 – Open mike: “If you’ve always wanted to act, but never dared to, this is your chance!”  (book your slot in advance at 032 / 63 13 03 or on location).

Children’s Programme

18.00 – 3.00 MOZAISTIKA, workshop organised by Kolorit Studio and the Art Centre. Artistic directors Sevliya Todorova and Grisha Gruichev.

18.30 – Detski Svyat Music Studio, Vassil Levski Medium School, performance. Artistic director Elena Zaharieva.

– TrakartDance Group, performance. Artistic director Radka Atanassova.

 

Vuzrazhdane Gallery

Old Town, 1 Stoyan Chalukov St.
tel. 032/ 63 53 39,  0889 82 26 40
simeonalex@abv.bg

20.00 – 3.00 – “Painting Haiku”, oil paintings by Maia Gorova.

20.00 – 3.00 – Villa Vinifera Live Studio: demonstrations by Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Genadiev (black-and-white drawing), Mircho Mirchev (spray painting), Angel Gerdjikov (landscapes) and Silvia Pavlova (painting on silk scarves). All works for sale. Wine tasting, Villa Vinifera Winery.