The autumn series of lectures of the longest-running professionally led and free educational platform about art in Bulgaria, Introduction to Contemporary Art, will address a little-discussed and increasingly up-to-date theme – performance art. In the course of four enthralling lectures in November and December, moderated by curator Vera Mlechevska and united under the theme "100 Years Art of Action. Live Art between the Staged and the Real", we will hear first-person talks from four experts with years оf experience and versatile contact with the art of performance. The guest lecturers Isabela Maidment (curator at Tate Modern), Ani Vaseva (director), Snezhanka Mihaylova (philosopher and lecturer) and Albena Mihaylova (one of the first performance artists in Bulgaria) will shed light not only on the history and development of performance, but will also discuss its place outside the stage, within contemporary art, as well as what provokes them to experiment with the form, and how and why this kind of art can be collected.
For more info on the programme visit www.openarts.info/100-years-art-of-action .
Introduction to Contemporary Art is the longest-running professionally lead educational platform in Bulgaria, which started in 2011 by initiative of Open Arts foundation and SARIEV Contemporary gallery, developed with curators and art historians.
Its creation is motivated by the need to generate a context of contemporary art in Bulgaria. The activities take place in different structural forms - specialized educational course, open access lectures, discussions with artists, etc., all events being free of charge.
Part of the platform is also "Collectors' Forum" which presents the concept of collecting and building collections through meetings and conversations with collectors and collections curators.