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“The Library” is searching for а new home

The architectural installation |CON|Temporary Library is searching for its new home after the creators decided to part ways with one of their favorite pieces of art. Presently, the installation is located in “Banya Starinna” – the first and the only Center for contemporary art in Plovdiv, Bulgaria - http://http://www.arttoday.org/site/index.html#46 . The price of the unique piece of art is set at 50 000 euro and anyone who is interested in getting more information should contact Mr. Emil Mirazchiev, the chairman of Art Today Association.

Just a few months ago, the art object got the prestigious A+ award of one of the most highly esteemed and influential worldwide internet networks “Architizer”, in the category “Pop-ups”. The project developed at the architectural studio 8 ½, headed by the young architect Vladislav Kostadinov, competed with four other famous nominations to become the Architizer’s Pop Winner of the A+ Awards 2013. These were an eco-pavilion of а Festival in Singapore, the Pavilion of Bulgari in Abu Dhabi, a temporary store of Louis Vuitton in London and an art space in Australia:
http://www.architizer.com/en_us/projects/view/contemporary-library/49995/#.Ud1MQDtQaFl.

Recently, the “Library” received another valued award - the readers of the WhatA blog selected it for Building of 2012. The rewarded installation from Plovdiv also became worldwide popular after numerous architecture magazines published articles about it.

For more detailed information:
Mr. Emil Mirazchiev
Chairman of Art Today Association
Mobile : ++ 359 888529224
e-mail : mirazchiev60@yahoo.com


ataArt Today Association
Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv
The Ancient Bath


Art Today Association is searching Approaches to Happiness

The festival Days of Happiness, which was launched in 2012 in Sofia by the Credo Bonum Foundation, is the first project of this kind, which combines series of lectures, film screenings, exhibitions and workshops devoted to the topic of happiness. This year, with their partnership, the festival is for the first time in Plovdiv too, organized by the Art Today Association.

The edition will start on June 10 with the exhibition "Approaches to Happiness" and the degustation of Pavlina Chakarova’s "culinary” work at the Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv in the Ancient Bath, from 18.30 pm. The exhibition includes photographs, videos and installations of 22 authors from Spain, Austria, Lithuania, Serbia, Israel and other countries and will continue until 3 July. "Approaches to Happiness" aims to inspire us to recognize our own happiness, or to create new, perhaps more authentic and realistic ideas about it. Curator and manager of the project in Plovdiv is Evelyna Kokoranova from the Art Today Association.

Happiness is the main theme of reflection for millennia now. For some, happiness is a pleasure rather than a search for meaning and self-knowledge, for others it is a commercial product of globalization. These and other impressions will share the artists who are represented in the international exhibition "Approaches to Happiness". Their views are caused by the search of meaning, which begets creativity and leads them in different directions. Often provocative, some of them flaunt with the use of "artificial" happiness in the advertising blocks, with the aim of breaking the conventional thinking. Others seek how happiness can be realized within the borders of the urban context or just share part of their happiness with others.

Events in the framework of the Days of Happiness in Plovdiv will be workshops of the Art of Living Foundation (the seminar the Secret of Breathing with the Indian teacher Dymple Gadžvani оn 12 of June – in introduction for the following workshop the Art of Living from 28 to 30 June), a demonstration of Contact Improvisation (14 June) and workshop of this dance (16 June), Laughter Yoga (16 June) and the screening of the documentary film "Happy" (20 June).

The project Days of Happiness in Plovdiv is supported by the Credo Bonum Foundation (Sofia), Robert Bosch (Germany-Stuttgart), Association MitOst (Berlin), the Art of Living Foundation (Sofia), Shanti Yoga Art Studio (Plovdiv) and our media partners: Programata Plovdiv, Darik Radio and Darik News.


For more information and the full program:

www.credobonum.bg.
www.daysofhappiness.credobonum.bg.


ataArt Today Association
Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv
The Ancient Bath

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URBAN DREAMS

20.10 - 30.11.2012


URBAN DREAMS consists of two project modules:

1. Artistic interventions in public space

Based on manifold perspectives of diverse artists URBAN DREAMS explores public and semi-public spaces. Through URBAN DREAMS art becomes a research strategy and the city changes into a laboratory. Arts, the city and everyday life confront each other. Reactions and interactions with the inhabitants will join the continuous process of research. Since the attained insights stem from urban spaces, presentation opportunities are to be found in precisely these spaces. Connections will be generated directly at the place of origin. Recipients turn simultaneously into objects of observation and observers of objects, into the investigated and the investigators. The act of (re-)search becomes an artistic performance itself.

2. The exhibition as an “archive” of dreams
26.10 - 26.11.2012

For this project the exhibition space of the Centre for Contemporary Art changes into an archive and reading room of (mainly Eastern) European artistic urban research saving dreams expressed in explicit, such as in implicit manners. Beside the results of the latest artistic urbanism in Plovdiv and in other partner cities of the HEICO network, this archive will also present international projects from the last twenty years by different forms of media, based on material provided by partner organisations and artists.

Curator: Emil Mirazchiev

Program:

20/21 October 2012, 11 am - 6 pm. HAMALOGIKA - Artistic interactive intervention in public space.
Place: The Water Mirrors next to the City Park
www.ekipnews.com/news/bulgaria/plovdiv

26 October 2012, 7 pm. Opening of the interactive exhibition, library/archive of the European artistic urban research.
Place: Centre for Contemporary Art – Plovdiv, The Ancient Bath

28 October 2012, site-specific installation. Artist: Tilmann Meyer-Faje
Place: In front of the Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv, The Ancient Bath.

27 October 6-8 pm. 29 October 1-6 pm. KISS - two channel video installation. Artist: Sevdalina Kochevska.
Place: Roman Stadium
http://youtu.be/MifJt4OCoGM

7 November 2012, 2-3 pm. FOOOOTBALLLL – Football game between 4 football teams, 4 football gates and 1 ball. Artist: Veronika Tsekova
Place: Stadium Plovdiv
http://youtu.be/zwhVvMSgwps

17 November, 6-9 pm. Space 0 Space – Storm - Artist: HR-Stamenov.
Place: City Art Gallery, Plovdiv, Old Town.
http://arttoday.org/site/space_0_space.html
http://vimeo.com/53811989

22 – 29 November 5-6 pm. successively opening of SPACE FOR CULTURE.
22.11. – Museum of Film and Photography, above house of Hr. Danov in Old Town.
27.11. – Museum of Architecture, Museum of Contemporary Art - ул. Ivan Vazov str., Tobacco storages.
http://youtu.be/_QNvpsC9Ji4

30.11. – 5 pm. Opening Center for New Media Art, house in Old Town above Monday market, 6 pm. Opening Center for Unlimited Art, Cinema Kosmos.
Artist: Emil Mirazchiev.
Place: different locations in Plovdiv - Tobacco storages, abandoned houses in Old Town, Cinema Kosmos.


A project funded by: European Commission
This project reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use, which may be made of the information contained therein.

Project partners in Bulgaria: Goethe Institute Bulgaria, Municipality Plovdiv, Robert Bosch Foundation, Foundation Plovdiv 2019.

Media partners: BNT Plovdiv, Katra FM, Darik Radio. Darik news.

URBAN DREAMS is a series of public events organized by the Art Today Association, Plovdiv/Bulgaria in the frame of HEICO, in partnership with the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation Brandenburg/Germany, SPACES/Slovak Republic, the Art&Cultural Studies Laboratory/Armenia, GeoAIR Association/Georgia and the KSAK-Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau/Moldova.

The event is part of the initiative "Plovdiv - Candidate for European Capital of Culture 2019»

26.10 - 26.11.2012
Working hours: 11:30 – 18:30.
Closed on Monday


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