Thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain dividing Europe into East and West the exhibition shows more than 80 works by artists from different Eastern European countries. These artists have experienced the process of the societal upheaval in their own biography and in that of their parents and grandparents. They are contemporary witnesses of the dramatic big and many small changes that the societies have experienced in the last three decades.
The works in the art exhibition draw attention beyond the past to current issues and questions that affect us all in Europe. They try to understand the younger history in a more differentiated way in order to be free of the ghosts of the past, to understand the present and to look into the future.
LISTEN TO US – ARTISTIC INTELLIGENCE, is an invitation to listen attentively to the exhibited works of art. Their visual presence is structured by shape, colour, form and formulated by their sensual and emotional power. With all their artistic intelligence, they indicate, orbit and illuminate complex and often contradictory themes from many different angles.
The exhibition is part of the European Cultural Capital programme of Plovdiv 2019 and takes place at SKLAD, City Art Gallery, Balabanov House, Hindlyan House, Zlato Boyadzhiev Museum and Vasov Library.
Dimitar Genchev, Mi Kafchin, Albena Mihaylova-Benji, Sasho Stoitzov