On Friday, November 13, 2015 took place the opening of Ritual art – Time and Space exhibition in Art Salon Radio Varna, Varna. This is the third exhibition which shows the works of the participating artists in the sixth edition of the Old School Residency:
Hanna Ilczyszyn – Poland/ Belgium – Painting
Yanyi “Sunny” Jiang – U.S/China – Painting/Performance
Domingo Pino – Spain – Visual Arts and Installations/Painting
Brandi Martin - U.S. – Visual Arts and Installations
Presiana Shisheva – Bulgaria – Visual Arts and Installations
Miryan Kolev – Bulgaria – Music
Trevor Knott – U.S. – Performance/Drawing
Damyan Bumbalov – Bulgaria – Painting
Martin Petrov – Bulgaria – Painting
Plamen Petrov – Bulgaria – Visual Arts and Installations
Hristo Valchev – Bulgaria – Visual Arts and Installations
Yana Kuneva/Stanislav Dobrev - Bulgaria – Visual Arts and Installations
L.Y.R.A. – Bulgaria – Ritual art
In 2015 the work of the artists was organized on the basis of written materials connected with the theme of the residency – Ritual Art – Time and Space. The main purpose of these texts was to present different views on Time and Space in the Bulgarian folklore, religious and esoteric rituals along with theories of Time and Space in the modern physics. Like magicians who choose the proper time and space to perform their rituals, the artists in the residency has created Ritual Art by using the main characteristics of Time and Space.
The day began with a press conference. Later that day a seminar was held in Art Salon Radio Varna on: ” Ways of presenting contemporary art through art residencies”. We shared our experience with:
- making multicultural contemporary art in a small village through an art residency that is based on Bulgarian folklore, history, traditions and culture;
- including the local community, especially the children, in the process of creating art as active spectators;
- creating Ritual Art and observing its influence on the society and the worlds.
Lecturers in the seminar were Darina Palova and Dimitar Palov – lawyers, artists and organizers of the Old school residency in Gorna Lipnitsa village.
Organizing and Conducting of Ritual Art – Time and Space edition of the Old School residency is financed under BG 08 Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Arts Programme of the EEA Financial Mechanism.