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Opening: 04 Apr 2019 'Listen To Us – Artistic Intelligence'

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Opening: 04 Apr 2019 'Listen To Us – Artistic Intelligence'

04 Apr – 30 Jun 2019
Plovdiv
Poster Listen to us

Two of Europe's oldest cities, Matera in southern Italy and Plovdiv in Bulgaria, are the European Capitals of Culture this year. From 4th April to 30th June art works from the Art Collection Telekom will be presented at various exhibition venues in Plovdiv.

The exhibition 'Listen To Us – Artistic Intelligence' with 70 works by 38 artists marks a culmination of the cultural events. The European Capital of Culture Plovdiv 2019 wants to point with the exhibition to the common history of the countries and the comparable life experiences of the people in the region and look beyond the national borders.
With its focus on Eastern and Southeastern Europe, just 30 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the art works in the exhibition provide many points of departure to reflect the still difficult period of transition from socialism to democracy.

The exhibition venues in Plovdiv offer an insight into the history of the city, ranging from one of the former warehouses of the tobacco industry, some historic houses of the Turkish old town, the municipal museum in the present city centre to the Vasov National Library, a masterpiece of socialist late modernism.

Participating artists: Nevin Aladağ, Anatoly Belov, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Yane Calovski, Levan Chelidze, Danica Dakić, Braco Dimitrijević, Aleksandra Domanović, Petra Feriancova, Igor Grubić, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Nilbar Güreş, Vladimir Houdek, Hristina Ivanoska, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Sanja Iveković, Nikita Kadan, Mi Kafchin, Šejla Kameric, Lito Kattou, Luka Kedžo, Genti Korini, Eva Kot’atkova, Maria Kulikovska, Nino Kvrivishvili, Radenko Milak, Ciprian Mureşan, Lada Nakonechna, Vlad Nancă, Paulina Ołowska, Roman Ondak, Dan Perjovschi, Cristian Răduţă, Stepan Ryabchenko, Slavs & Tatars, Nedko Solakov, Mladen Stilinović, Martina Vacheva.

Invited artists: Dimitar Genchev, Albena Mihaylova–Benji, Sasho Stoitzov, Krassimir Terziev.

More about the artists

    Nevin Aladağ, Tusch-carnival, 2015

    Nevin Aladağ

    *1972 in Van, Turkey, since 1973 in Germany. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

    Work: Tusch-carnival

    Artist/Works

    Anatoly Belov, Sex Medicated Rock-n-Roll, 2013, Videostill

    Anatoly Belov

    *1977 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Lives and works in Kyiv.

    Work: Sex Medicated Rock-n-Roll

    Artist/Works

    Luchezar Boyadjiev, Alice‘s Hole or the Swamp of Marx-Leninist Aesthetics, 1991

    Luchezar Boyadjiev

    *1957 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Sofia.

    Work: Alice´s Hole or the swamp of Marx-Leninist Aesthetics

    Artist/Works

    Yane Calovski, Obsessive Setting (Archive Prototype I), 2010

    Yane Calovski

    *1973 in Skopje, Yugoslavia, now North Macedonia. Lives and works in Skopje.

    Work: Obsessive Setting (archive prototype I)

    Artist/Works

    Levan Chelidze, Girl with Broken Pestle, 2016

    Levan Chelidze

    *1990 in Georgia. Lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia.

    Work: Girl with Broken Pestle

    Artist/Works

    Danica Dakić, Isola Bella, 2007–2008, Videostill

    Danica Dakić

    *1962 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, now Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lives and works in Sarajevo and Düsseldorf, Germany.

    Work: Isola Bella

    Artist/Works

    Braco Dimitrijevićm, THIS COULD BE A PLACE OF HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE, 1971–1973

    Braco Dimitrijević

    *1948 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, now Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lives and works in Paris.

    Work: THIS COULD BE A PLACE OF HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE

    Artist/Works

    Aleksandra Domanović, Votive: Partridge, 2016 (Vorderansicht)

    Aleksandra Domanović

    *1981 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, now Serbia. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

    Work: Votive: Partridge

    Artist/Works

    Petra Feriancová, Untitled, 2014

    Petra Feriancová

    *1977 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Lives and works in Bratislava.

    Work: Untitled

    Artist/Works

    Igor Grubić, East Side Story, 2006–2008, Videostill

    Igor Grubić

    *1969 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb.

    Work: East Side Story

    Artist/Works

    Aneta Grzeszykowska, Iranian Filmstills, 2015, #34

    Aneta Grzeszykowska

    *1974 in Warsaw, Poland. Lives and works in Warsaw.

    Work: Iranian Film Stills

    Artist/Works

    Nilbar Güreş, Lovers, 2006-2011

    Nilbar Güreş

    *1977 in Istanbul, Turkey. Lives and works in Istanbul and Vienna, Austria.

    Work: Lovers

    Artist/Works

    Vladimír Houdek, Liquid Scarlet, 2013

    Vladimír Houdek

    *1984 in Nové Město na Moravě, Czechia. Lives and works in Prague, Czechia.

    Work: Liquid Scarlet

    Artist/Works

    Hristina Ivanoska, Untitled (Artist is Not a Civil Servant), 2013

    Hristina Ivanoska

    *1974 in Skopje, Yugoslavia, now North Macedonia. Lives and works in Skopje.

    Work: Untitled (Artist is Not a Civil Servant)

    Artist/Works

    Pradoliub Ivanov, HALBWAHRHEIT (Half-Truth), 1999–2015, Installation Konzernhaus Deutsche Telekom, Berlin

    Pravdoliub Ivanov

    *1964 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    Work: HALBWAHRHEIT (Half-Truth)

    Artist/Works

    Sanja Iveković, Women's House (Sunglasses), 2002; work in progress

    Sanja Iveković

    *1949 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb.

    Work: Women's House (Sunglasses)

    Artist/Works

    Nikita Kadan, The Surfaces 10, 2010–2013

    Nikita Kadan

    *1982 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Lives and works in Kyiv.

    Work: The Surfaces 10

    Artist/Works

    Šejla Kamerić, Behind the Scene I, 2019

    Šejla Kamerić

    *1976 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, now Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lives and works in Sarajevo and Berlin, Germany.

    Work: Behind the Scenes I

    Artist/Works

    Lito Kattou, Emlet, 2018

    Lito Kattou

    *1990 in Nicosia, Cyprus. Lives and works in Athens, Greece, and London, Great Britain.

    Work: Emlet

    Artist/Works

    Luka Kedžo, Cyclop, 2015, Installation MSU–Zagreb

    Luka Kedžo

    *1986 in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.

    Work: CYCLOP

    Artist/Works

    Genti Korini, Abstract 12–15, 2012

    Genti Korini

    *1979 in Tirana, Albania. Lives and works in Tirana.

    Work: Abstract 12–15

    Artist/Works

    Eva Kot'átková, Group Therapy, 2016

    Eva Kot'átková

    *1982 in Prague, Czechia. Lives and works in Prague.

    Work: Group Therapy

    Artist/Works

    Maria Kulikovska, Homo Bulla, 2015

    Maria Kulikovska

    *1988 in Kerch, Ukraine.

    Work: Homo Bulla

    Artist/Works

    Nino Kvrishvili, 12 руб. 50 коп, 2015

    Nino Kvrivishvili

    *1984 in Georgia. Lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia.

    Work: 12 руб. 50 коп

    Artist/Works

    Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Personal Hawking, 2011, Videostill

    Hortensia Mi Kafchin

    *1986 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Lives and works in Cluj-Napoca and Berlin, Germany.

    Work: Personal Hawking

    Artist/Works

    Radenko Milak, 365 (The Image of Time), 01. January 2013, 2013

    Radenko Milak

    *1980 in Travnik, Yugoslavia, now Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lives and works in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Work: 365 (the image of time) January

    Artist/Works

    Ciprian Mureşan, Untitled (Shoelace), 2006, Videostill

    Ciprian Mureşan

    *1977 in Dej, Romania. Lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    Work: Untitled (shoelace)

    Artist/Works

    Lada Nakonechna, Rescue Plan, 2017

    Lada Nakonechna

    *1981 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. Lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.

    Work: Rescue Plan

    Artist/Works

    Vlad Nancã, Original Adidas, 2009-2019, detail, Photo Sebastian Apostol

    Vlad Nancă

    *1979 in Bucharest, Romania. Lives and works in Bucharest.

    Work: Original Adidas

    Artist/Works

    Paulina Ołowska, Crossword Puzzle with Lady in Black Coat, 2009

    Paulina Ołowska

    *1976 in Gdańsk, Poland. Lives and works in Raba Niżna, Poland.

    Work: Crossword Puzzle with Lady in Black Coat

    Artist/Works

    Roman Ondak, Lucky Day, 2006, Videostill

    Roman Ondak

    *1966 in Žilina, Slovakia. Lives and works in Bratislava, Slovakia.

    Work: Lucky Day

    Artist/Works

    Dan Perjovschi, Wire Drawing, 2014

    Dan Perjovschi

    *1961 in Sibiu, Romania. Lives and works in Sibiu.

    Work: Wire Drawing

    Artist/Works

    Cristian Răduță, Failed Mission #17, 2016

    Cristian Răduță

    *1982 Bucharest, Romania. Lives and works in Bucharest.

    Work: Failed Mission #17

    Artist/Works

    Stepan Ryabchenko, Cumulus, 2014

    Stepan Ryabchenko

    *1987 in Odessa, Ukraine. Lives and works in Odessa.

    Work: Cumulus

    Artist/Works

    Slavs and Tatars, Nations 6 (Once a Tease, Always a Kyrgyz), 2012

    Slavs and Tatars

    Founded in 2006. Live and work in Berlin.

    Work: Nations 6 (Once a Tease Always a Kyrgyz)

    Artist/Works

    Nedko Solakov, Reality Home, 1990

    Nedko Solakov

    *1957 in Cherven Bryag, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    Work: Reality Home

    Artist/Works

    Mladen Stilinović, Material Value of Laziness, 2006

    Mladen Stilinović

    *1947 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, now Serbia. Lived in Zagreb, Croatia – died 2016 in Pula, Croatia.

    Work: Material Value of Laziness

    Artist/Works

    Trashland, 2020,  Martina Vacheva

    Martina Vacheva

    *1988 Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Plovdiv and Brittany, France.

    Work: Trashland

    Artist/Works

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