For the 10th year, the Night of Museums and Galleries in Plovdiv will draw residents of the city and visitors from all over Bulgaria for the heady experience of exploring all the many dozens of venues will have on offer.
The events on the nights of September 12 and 13 involve not only museums and galleries, but also clubs and other venues as well as public spaces in the city.
A small sample of what’s on the programme includes September 12’s “road movies”, a video exhibition in buses travelling around Europe, a project curated by Vikenti Komitski; on September 13, work by Ute Müller and Christoph Meier, curated by Bettina Steinbrügge (Hamburg), and the same night a cinema screening as part of the “25 Years Free Bulgaria” project.
That small sample could also include the open Hebrew lesson on September 13 at 6.30pm, organised by the Shalom Jewish Organisation of Plovdiv, the same day, at the Hand Theatre, “Don Quixote and Sancho Panza or the Absurd Adventures of Doncho Hotev and Stancho Panchev, as inspired by Miguel de Cervantes” and at 10pm, “Jazz Radio Night”, a concert by the Plovdiv Big Band celebrating the 80th anniversary of Bulgarian National Radio and the 60th anniversary of Radio Plovdiv.
According to the organisers, the 10th anniversary programme of the Night of Museums and Galleries focuses on six key locations from the Alternative Map of Plovdiv: Kapana Quarter, Otets Paisiy Street, Kosmos Cinema, the Tobacco Warehouse on Exarh Yosif Street, the Evangelical Congregational Church on Lady Strangford Street, and the Professional High School of Interior Design and Wood Processing.
The curators from the creative team of Art Affairs and Documents Foundation have selected an impressive group of artists, who are going to interpret the premises of these key urban spaces. The selection includes Bulgarian painters, who actively work in Western Europe, as well as artists from France, Poland, Holland, UK and the US.
For further details, in English, of the programme at all locations: http://night.bg/en/all-locations.
(Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)