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Light Matters

ICA-Sofia and Goethe-Institut Bulgarien present

LIGHT MATTERS. Public presentation by Vadim Fishkin

Sept 9, 17 h, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien

1, Budapest Street, Sofia. Entrance: Free, Language: English.

Vadim Fishkin (born 1965 in Penza, USSR) lived in Moscow until 1996; he currently lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

His work explores the relationships between science, personal experience, desire, and the imagination, between metaphysics and pragmatism, and between the artificial and the real.

The artist succeeds in uncovering subtle connections that arouse viewers’ curiosity, yet leaves them guessing about the ultimate meaning. Fishkin’s main area of investigation is science and its study methods as he uses technological advances for essentially poetic purposes and many of his works are informed by his distinctive sense of humor.

His work has been presented in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including at four Venice Biennials (in 1995, 2003, 2005 and 2017); the 1st Valencia Biennial; the Manifesta 1, Rotterdam; the Manifesta 10, Saint Petersburg; the 3rd Istanbul Biennial; ; Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; the Secession, Vienna; Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris; FRAC Lorraine, Metz; Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana; Galerija Škuc, Ljubljana; Contemporary Art Center, Moscow; ; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Palazzo dell Ragione, Milano; BAWAG Foundation, Vienna; ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe; MACRO Museum for Contemporary Art, Rome; the Drawing Center, New York; 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai.


Light Matters. Presentation by Vadim Fishkin (c) Kalin Serapionov, ICA-Sofia