THE DARK SIDE OF THE NIGHT
ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM 10th EDITION PLOVDIV NIGHT 2014
Curated by the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation
The Dark Side of the Night is a leap of faith in the unknown with the hope that there is a black cat to be found in the dark. Art is a medium of communication with the powers of the Night. The works on display search for meaning beyond that which is rational, politically correct, topical or easy to explain, challenging the public’s ability to keep a sharp eye and mind throughout the Night.
The Dark Side is not only an alternative of the Night, but also of the city of Plovdiv. It draws a new map, away from the usual axis of movement during the Night. It strays from the well-trodden path to bring enlightenment about the meaning of the Night, a moment when art is at its closest to the public.
Situated in six locations from the Alternative Map of Plovdiv, the project is a shadow of the Night, in which no maps, directions or indexes can show the way. Its poetical-mystical-social-historical itinerary demands no more and nor less than all the resources of the soul.
Jiří Franta/ David Böhm
Regional Guild of Craftsmen: Georgi Tomov, Ivan Angelov, Zheni Mikova-Paunova, Simeon Paunov, Maria Miteva
Warehouse, Cosmos Cinema, Wood Processing High School, Otets Paisiy St., Festival House, Evangelical Congregation Church
ART AFFAIRS AND DOCUMENTS FOUNDATION
The Art Affairs and Documents Foundation, the first and only professional association of curators in Bulgaria, was established in 2008 with an aim to present and promote contemporary art. Its portfolio includes independent projects by its founding members, as well as collaborative projects, such as “In 15 minutes everyone will be in the future” for the Week of Contemporary Art in Plovdiv, “In Search of Wasted Time”, “The Chalga Temptation”, and others. The foundation also runs “Blister”, an on-line publication for culture and art criticism.
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