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The Ancient Bath


Opening of the exhibition
on Friday, 11th of July 2014, 6 pm
at Center for Contemporary Art - The Ancient Bath,
Art Today Association,
Plovdiv / Bulgaria


Illustration by Kurt Rudolf, 2010 and photo by Alexandru Raevschi,
"Friendly fire, which we won", 2010.

With works by:
Dan Acostioaei, Ye?im A?ao?lu, Ilgen Arzik, Michael Aschauer, Mher Azatyan, Catrin Bolt, Gabriele Edlbauer, Markus Hahn, Michael Hieslmair / Michael Zinganel, Karl Karner / Linda Samaraweerov?, Konstantine Kitiashvili / Group Bouillon, Katharina Lackner, Paran Pour, Alexandru Raevschi, Christoph Schwarz, Vasili Subbotin, Veronika Tzekova, Gamlet Zinkovsky

BLACK SEA CALLING is an artist-in-residence exchange programme between Austria and 9 countries of the Black Sea region. All in all 18 artists were hosted in 2012/2013 in Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijn, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova,
Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. The exhibition presents these artists with works reflecting the different cultural contexts of the countries involved.

Saturday, July 12
Opening Hours: 10 am–6 pm
Artists' Talk with Michael Aschauer: 4 pm

Sunday, July 13
Opening Hours: 10 am–6 pm
Curators' Talk with Margarethe Makovec & Eva Meran,
in conversation with Emil Mirazchiev: 4 pm

BLACK SEA CALLING is a project by
< rotor > center for contemporary art Graz

In cooperation with:
International Cultural Policy department at the Federal Ministry
for European and International Affairs

AIR Krems, Art Today Association Plovdiv, Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz,
Centre for Contemporary Art Chisinau, Centre for Visual Introspection Bucharest, Cultural City Network Graz, CSM/ Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art Kyiv, GeoAIR Tbilisi, Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Exnergasse Vienna, K?nstlerhaus B?chsenhausen Innsbruck, NOMAD & CAMP Istanbul, Suburb Cultural Center Yerevan, United Artists Club (BRK) Baku

Supported by:
Art Today Association
Austrian Federal Chancellery | Arts
Austrian Embassy Sofia

BLACK SEA CALLING was awarded with Bank Austria Art Prize 2011
in the category International.


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

Troubled Ground

exhibition by Antonia Gurkovska

April 5-30th, 2014
Center for Contemporary Art – Bania Starinna, Plovdiv
Working hours: 11:00-18:00h (except Mondays).

“Troubled Ground” is Antonia Gurkovska’s first solo exhibition in Plovdiv. It is a temporary installation that will be build in the main space of the Centre for Contemporary Art “Bania Starinna”. It would take up the entire floor area, aiming to leave the space intact and ???empty’, while repeating it at the same time.
The project “Troubled Ground” is related to the history and the current much debated state of ownership of “Bania Starinna”. It derives from Antonia’s past projects/installations like Void and Compensation (2013), Container(2012) and The Skin I Live In(2013). It is made, thought of and executed the way Gurkovska approaches painting, with large scale gestures, specific choices and precision, yet open to chance. It technically resembles the indexical repetitive action similar to the way the dots in the paintings are applied: all together contributing to forming a large square grid painting whose surface would flip content. Its context is closely tied to the contemporary painting discourse, which often challenges what a painting represents and what it contains. As in this case - it is a troubled ground, a container that points to itself.

Attention: No high heel shoes, heavy and sharp objects are allowed to the exhibition.

Antonia Gurkovska (b.1984) received her BFA in 2008 from the National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2009 she won the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship which supported her way to the Art Institute of Chicago from where she graduated in 2011 with a MFA degree in Painting and Drawing. Since then she has participated in numerous exhibitions in USA and Europe.Most notable - Union League of Chicago (2011); Irritable Abstraction Julius Caesar, Chicago (2011); Index at Kavi Gupta Gallery(2012); Changing States of Matter, Brand New Gallery, Milan (2012); The Question of Their Content at Zolla Lieberman Gallery (2012); The Skin I live In, Kavi Gupta, Berlin (2013); Armory Show NY (2012-2013); Art Miami|Basel (2013).During 2011-2012 she taught Painting classes and Contemporary Art seminars at the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Academy of Art in Sofia. Since 2012 she is represented by Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago. Antonia Gurkovska currently works in Sofia, Bulgaria and Chicago, USA.

Courtesy the Artist|gurkovska.com and KAVI GUPTA Gallery

official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7nRau81FHso

Supported by

Art Today Association

invite you on the opening
of the exhibition


Opening of the exhibition
on Wednesday, 20th of November 2013, 7 pm
at HilgerBROTKunsthalle
in the frame of VIENNA ART WEEK 2013

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Communication Front- new media art and theory

Critique of Pure Image – Between Fake and Quotation


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