From Ideology to Economy. Contemporary Bulgarian Art 20 years later

The Year of Bulgaria in the Russian Federation

Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia
The State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO
The Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia

In collaboration with Forum Bulgaria-Russia

Present the exhibition

From Ideology to Economy. Contemporary Bulgarian Art 20 years later

October 9th – 25th, 2009, Opening: Thursday, October 8th 2009, 5 pm in The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow, 21 Tverskaya Street

Curators: Iara Boubnova and Maria Vassileva

History in Present Tense

The History in Present Tense project aims to engage the problematic of the emerging civil society in its complex manifestations and interactions with the outside world. The project strongly believes that in the neo-capitalist society visual art could be the most visible, most critical, yet independent and flexible agent.

Supported by ERSTE Foundation, Vienna.


The Art of Urban Intervention

This is a project by < rotor > association for contemporary art, Graz; University of J. E. Purkyne, Usti nad Labem; [BLOK] – Local base for cultural refreshment, Zagreb; The Blue House Foundation, Amsterdam; Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia and NABA – New Academy of Fine Arts, Milano.


The event is part of the cultural program on the ocasion of the celebration of 120 Years of Sofia University entitled "The Seven Arts visit the Sofia University".

Neither a White Cube, nor a Black Box. History in Present Tense

November 7th – December 3rd 2006
Sofia Art Gallery

Balkan Reunion Pub(lic) Conference

"Gostilnica Rimskata Stena" (Roman Wall Pub), Sofia
May 28 - 31, 2004

Double Bind

ATA Centre for Contemporary Art, Irida Gallery, XXL Gallery, Sofia, 2002, curators Iara Boubnova, Georg Scholhammer

Reality Watch

ICA Sofia at The Municipal Gallery Rousse, Rousse, Bulgaria, 2001, curator Iara Boubnova

Locally Interested

ICA – Sofia/National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia, 1999 (curator Iara Boubnova)

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